Sen. Whitsett to run for 2nd termSenator Doug Whitsett (R-Klamath Falls) announced his candidacy Friday for a second term in the Oregon Senate. Whitsett filed the required documents with the Secretary of State’s office on Wednesday, Oct. 3.
"I have been privileged to serve the citizens of Senate District 28 during two regular legislative sessions and one special session. The challenges faced by the citizens of our five county rural district are significant, but with the encouragement of our friends and neighbors I look forward to the task of earning a second term in the Oregon Legislature" Whitsett said. "The free market system that has built this great nation is under unparalleled attack in Oregon. I am convinced that personal accountability and self-reliance are the cornerstones of our future. Current legislative spending has reached unsustainable levels and its inherent increases in taxes, fees, charges, licenses and regulations are stifling our economic growth and personal productivity. I believe that the economic future of our state is dependent on our ability to restrain the growth of state government."
Senator Whitsett has focused his efforts in the Oregon Senate on making
state government more accountable, efficient, and effective. He
currently serves on the budget writing Ways and Means Committee, the
Emergency Board that regulates government expenditures during the
legislative interim, the Judiciary Committee, and the Administrative
Hearings Oversight Committee. He has also served on the Commerce and
Transportation committees as well as the Ways and Means Economic
Development and General Government subcommittees.
"I want the
opportunity to continue to work to prioritize government spending to
provide better police coverage, schools, roads, and health care for
rural Oregonians" Whitsett said. " I will continue to battle for the
best business environment possible for our small businesses, farmers,
fishermen, ranchers, and other natural resource users."