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Deborah Gerritzen

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Deborah Gerritzen
Candidate for
Oregon State House District 40

Political party Republican
Profession Veteran
Website Campaign website
Deborah Gerritzen was a Republican candidate for District 40 of the Oregon House of Representatives. The primary election was on May 18, 2010 and the general election was on November 2, 2010.


See also: Oregon House of Representatives elections, 2010

Gerritzen was defeated in the November 2 general election by incumbent Dave Hunt (D).[1]


Campaign themes

Gerritzen's campaign website lists four main issues:

  • Sustainable Government: "Oregon must budget within its means. If we allow the state budget to continue to increase with its current reckless abandon, Oregon will follow in the footsteps of California, leading to insolvency and perpetual deficits. In order to safeguard the economic future of the state, Deb will demand fiscal discipline and responsibility from our leaders."
  • Sustainable Economy: "Students must be given every opportunity to compete and thrive in the workplace. Deb will prioritize funneling more money into future educational investments, and working to limit the damage PERS will do to classroom funding. Also, our students must be ready for the high tech manufacturing careers that Oregon can attract. Today’s students are tomorrow’s innovators, and Deb will support creative approaches to produce creative minds. "
  • Sustainable Environment: : "We must utilize our natural resources while protecting our state’s unique ecology. Oregon is blessed with natural abundance and all too often our state leaders push us into a false choice between exploiting our resources and protecting them. Deb will advocate for strong resource management, with a focus on sustainable economic benefit. "
  • Attitude and Accountability: "State leaders should not just be power for the people; they should empower the people. We elect leaders with the expectation that they will make tough decisions, not cower from them. Each budget deficit represents a larger deficit of accountability and our state’s leadership response has been temporary and shortsighted. Deb will provide solutions, not excuses. We deserve better quality in government, not larger quantity of government."


Campaign Address

2050 Beavercreek Road Suite# 101-242

Oregon City, OR 97045

Campaign email


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