Natasha Bjornsen

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Natasha Bjornsen
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Former candidate for
Oregon House of Representatives, District 2
PartyDemocratic
Websites
(dead link) Campaign website
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Natasha Bjornsen was a 2014 Democratic candidate for District 2 of the Oregon House of Representatives.

Biography

Bjornsen's professional experience includes working as a legal assistant for Richard Beeson, Atty., as a teaching assistant for Lincoln County Oregon, in early Childhood Development for Samaritan Hospitals and in Juvenile Development After School Program at Taft High School.[1]

Issues

Campaign themes

2014

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

Agriculture

  • Excerpt: "Natasha believes that farmed goods, including fisheries, are imperative to the workings of Oregon. Our foods should be safe when produced, harvested and consumed. Farmers and workers should be fairly compensated for keeping Oregon fed and cared for. Natasha feels the safety or harm of GMO's is not well established and she feels more controlled research needs to be conducted to better understand if there are benefits to the use of genetically altered codons in foods or not."

Civil and Human Rights

  • Excerpt: "Inalienable rights are founded in the belief that each person has a freedom to choose in all aspects of his/her life. Natasha has and will always advocate for social and legal rights of all people regardless of age, class, gender, ethnicity or sexual orientation. She will oppose any law that degrades a person's dignity, devalues a person based on any of the above reasons, or dares to limit access of a specific group to freedoms granted to all others."

Corporate Power

  • Excerpt: "Corporations are not people and should not be treated as such. Loopholes for corporate tax breaks need to be closed. Regulations against lobbying for special corporate interests should be firm."

Education

  • Excerpt: "The backbone of a nation rests on education. Free, quality education is a fundamental right of every American. Natasha believes to encourage economic growth, one must educate each generation and encourage life long learning. Over the past decade, educational funding has been sliced to pay for other underfunded programs. As education standards drop, the United States becomes less desirable for competing companies to anchor businesses. Education is the corner stone that builds the economy, creates a safer community and assures job security for the future."

Energy and Natural Resources

  • Excerpt: "Clean air, beautiful forests, and organism friendly habitats are important for the conservation and tourism of Oregon, but the timber industries are a vital part of the economic stability of Oregon. Natasha believes a bipartisan approach in the timber and conservation efforts is imperative to keep Oregon beautiful while sustaining the citizens of rural Oregon. The timber/ natural resource debate is complicated with many variables. Each and every idea for a solution needs to be explored."

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]

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