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Dallas Heard

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Dallas Heard
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Oregon House of Representatives, District 2
Incumbent
In office
January 12, 2015 - present
Term ends
January 8, 2017
Years in position 0
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$22,596/year
Per diem$129/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 4, 2014
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Personal
ProfessionBusiness owner
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Dallas Heard is a Republican member of the Oregon House of Representatives, representing District 2. He was first elected to the chamber in 2014.

Biography

Heard's professional experience includes working as a farmer, the owner of several rental properties in the Roseburg area and the owner of a landscape contracting business for the last nine years.[1]

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, Heard served on the following committees:

Oregon Committee Assignments, 2015
Business and Labor
Energy and Environment

Issues

Campaign themes

2014

Heard's campaign website highlighted the following issues:[2]

We need jobs and a better economic environment

  • Excerpt: "One of the most pressing issues facing both our district and our state is employment. Oregon’s unemployment rate is higher than the national rate, and Douglas County’s is even higher. Regulations and taxes imposed on small business by government entities, as well as under-utilizing our natural resources due to strict land use laws, have made it difficult for Oregonians to create and maintain jobs."

We need a quality educational system

  • Excerpt: "We need strong schools in our communities in order to be relevant in a global economy and to foster a future of achievement. Among other things, we should work to promote honest evaluations and increased support for educators as well as making sure that school dollars are spent in a way that increases student achievement.

We need sustainable and sensible government spending

  • Excerpt: "As a small business owner, I find it frustrating that Oregon’s government continues to spend more in each budget with fewer results. While many of us have made necessary financial adjustments in our households and businesses, the government has been continuing on a path of unsustainable spending. Public services such as schools and roads suffer as a result of not receiving financial priority, which directly affects the lives of Oregonians."

Elections

2014

See also: Oregon House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Oregon House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election took place on May 20, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 11, 2014. Kerry Atherton defeated Natasha Bjornsen in the Democratic primary. Dallas Heard defeated Mark Garcia in the Republican primary. Jeff Adams ran as a Libertarian candidate. Heard defeated Atherton and Adams in the general election.[3][4][5]

Oregon House of Representatives District 3, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDallas Heard 62.7% 13,337
     Democratic Kerry Atherton 31.4% 6,676
     Libertarian Jeff Adams 5.7% 1,203
     None Miscellaneous 0.3% 68
Total Votes 21,284

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Personal

Heard and his wife, Hannah, have one child.[1]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Tim Freeman (R)
Oregon House of Representatives - District 2
2015-present
Succeeded by
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