Press release from Jim Thompson campaign:
Community leaders, groups throw support behind Thompson
DALLAS, OR — The past few weeks have been good to Jim Thompson’s campaign for the Oregon House of Representatives. The Dallas area Republican has picked up support from several individuals and groups that represent the heart and soul of the Willamette Valley district. “Our campaign is about real solutions to real problems,” stated Thompson. “We are picking up support from groups focused on solving some of the problems we face.”
Thompson said he will focus on building a stronger economy for the area, increasing the proportion of tax dollars that make it to local classrooms, improving local roads and bridges and addressing crime connected to meth if he is elected.
“Jim has my support because he cares about the things we care about,” said Representative Brian Boquist (R-Dallas). “He shares our values and he will work to uncover waste and excesses in government.” Representative Boquist is leaving the House after two terms to run for the Oregon Senate.
Thompson has received support or endorsements from the following individuals and organizations to date (partial list):
Polk County Commissioner Mike Propes, Polk County Commissioner Tom Ritchie, Representative Brian Boquist, Former-Representative Jeff Kropf ,Senator Gary George, David Nelson, Executive Director, Oregon Seed Council & Representative, Oregon Dairy Farmers Association Eleanor Boese, Past President, Polk County Republican Women John Dillard, President, Monroe Telephone D.E. Bridges, former Monmouth City Councilor & Fire Board Member Oregon Credit Union Association, Oregon Dental Association, Oregon Health Care Association, Oregon Right to Life, Oregon Telecommunications Association ,Oregon Beer and Wine Distributors, Confederated Tribes of the Grande Ronde, Oregon Taxpayer Association Polk County Republican Central, Committee National Rifle Association — “A” rating
Thompson is a small woodlot owner and has spent 30 years in the biotechnology industry working for companies like Bayer and Biomedex. He is currently the Executive Director of the Oregon State Pharmacy Association, a statewide organization that advances the practice of pharmacy through advocacy and education, and thereby improving the health of our fellow Oregonians. He and his wife have two grown children and two grandchildren.
District 23 includes rural portions of Yamhill, Polk, Benton, Linn and Marion Counties and encompasses all or part of Dallas, Falls City, Halsey, Harrisburg, Jefferson, Monroe, Sheridan and Willamina.