Tim McMenamin, Candidate for State Representative in House District 41
Sellwood, Westmoreland, Eastmoreland, Milwaukie and Oak Grove
Oregonians share a common desire to enjoy the natural beauty and abundant resources with which we are blessed and to participate in a growing economy marked by innovation and stability. As the father of three beautiful children, I am especially focused on leaving a better Oregon for future generations.
The McMenamin Family name is noted for its entrepreneurial spirit, a rich tradition of job creation and investigative journalism. I have pursued success in health care as a community and long term care pharmacist.
Like most Oregonians, I am deeply concerned about the state of Oregon’s budget and spending priorities. Spending has grown alarmingly in recent years with little to show for it. A simple pie chart reveals that nearly half of all governmental spending in Oregon is designated for ‘other’. Oregon’s government has lacked accountability and transparency.
As your State Representative, I will work to restore appropriate spending priorities in Salem. The legislature has held schools and public safety hostage every time they want more revenue for non-essential programs. Spending has increased dramatically while the quality of government services has decreased significantly. Too many agencies are ineffective and inefficient with little or no legislative oversight.
As your State Representative, I will work to promote job growth and long-term economic stability. Regulations should guide, not restrict, and tax policy should encourage, not discourage, entrepreneurial risk-taking and small business creation.
Thank you for your vote as together we work to restore Oregon’s vibrancy and promise for future generations.