The Leadership Fund (Oregon Senate Republicans)
Tlustos-Arnold Pledges to Put East County First
Fairview, Ore. – On Tuesday, Fairview City Councilor Tamie Tlustos-Arnold announced her candidacy for Oregon’s Senate District 25, representing Gresham, Fairview, Troutdale and portions of Portland in east Multnomah County.
“The residents of East County deserve a strong voice in the Oregon legislature, and I am prepared to be their voice for family-wage jobs and stronger schools in our communities,” said Tlustos-Arnold. “Working with children in poverty in east Multnomah County, I see first-hand the struggles working families face. I will bring a fresh perspective to Salem and fight for better jobs, stronger schools and safer neighborhoods to help all families thrive.”
A registered nurse for 17 years, Tamie earned her associate degree at Mount Hood Community College, where she served as student body president, before earning a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Walla Walla College School of Nursing. First elected to the Fairview City Council in 2012, she also serves as Vice President of the West Columbia Gorge Chamber and is a former member of the Reynolds School District Budget Committee. Recently elected to the Mount Hood Community College Board, Tamie is focused on finding local solutions to make higher education more affordable for students.
Tamie and her husband have called Oregon home for nearly three decades, raising their three children, ages 16, 12 and 8. She serves as a leader for their Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts troops and owns a Pilates studio in Fairview where she works to enhance the health of the community one individual at a time.
“East County needs a change in leadership,” said Tlustos-Arnold. “Just because an idea sounds good to our leaders in Salem, doesn’t mean it will work for us. It’s time our legislators put East County first.”
Tamie is endorsed by State Senator Chuck Thomsen; local business owners including Dale Britton of Dale Britton Excavating, Dean Hurford of Bumpers Bar & Grill, Mark Mabbott of Integrity Advisors, and Garth Everhart of Everhart Construction; Fairview City Councilors Steve Prom and Dan Kreamier; Troutdale City Councilor John Wilson; and Mt. Hood Community College District Board of Education Member Michael Calcagno.
For more information about Tamie or to show your support, please visit facebook.com/tamieforeastcounty.