was a Republican
candidate for District 10
of the Oregon House of Representatives
. The primary election
was on May 18, 2010 and the general election was on November 2, 2010
Lemler's campaign website highlighted the following campaign themes:
- Jobs: "Oregonians are independent in their nature and thinking. Every year it becomes more difficult for a business to stay open in Oregon, or for a family to make a living, because the state government places more burdens on them. These burdens are in the form of increased taxes, increased regulation and increased unsustainable policies coming out of Salem."
- Schools: "Oregon’s population grows each year, but the dropout rate remains relatively consistent (study by The Foundation for Educational Choice, March 2010), even though we continually increase per student spending. Salem thinks more money (your tax dollars) is the answer. The “one size fits all” concept of education does not work. As state representative I will vigorously push for legislation to allow and support more alternative schooling systems to enable our children to succeed in their educational pursuits."
- Public Safety: "Law enforcement, fire, and essential services must be a priority with government spending. Once these services are adequately budgeted for, then and only then, should government use tax payer funds for other programs. The answer to attaining a state balanced budget is not in designing more and more complex ways to increase taxes; it is instead in curbing spending."
- Private Property Rights: "The erosion of our private property rights has progressed to the ludicrous. No longer can we farm on our land, run a business on our land, build on our land, or divide our land without facing a myriad of government hurdles, fees, and inspections—often designed to prevent us from using our property without compensating us for the financial loss."
- See also: Oregon House of Representatives elections, 2010
Lemler was defeated in the November 2 general election by incumbent Jean Cowan (D).