Tim Carr

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Tim Carr
Former candidate for
Governor of Oregon
Bachelor'sPortland State University
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Tim Carr was a Republican candidate for Governor of Oregon in the 2014 elections.[1]


Prior to recent health problems, Carr worked as President and CEO of a manufacturing firm. He received his B.A. in political science and business from Portland State University.[1]


  • B.A. in political science and business - Portland State University



See also: Oregon gubernatorial election, 2014

Carr ran for election to the office of Governor of Oregon but failed to win the Republican nomination in the primary on May 20.


Governor of Oregon, Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngDennis Richardson 65.9% 163,695
Gordon Challstrom 9.9% 24,693
Bruce Cuff 9.6% 23,912
Mae Rafferty 6.8% 16,920
Tim Carr 6% 14,847
Darren Karr 1% 2,474
Write-ins 0.8% 2,011
Total Votes 248,552
Election Results via Oregon Secretary of State.

Issue positions

On his website, Carr outlines several "Big Picture Issues" that work towards a vision of "Creating an environment where everyone benefits." They are:[2]

  • 1. Economic Prosperity: Attract (aka STEAL BUSINESSES) from other states by creating a 'business friendly' environment through Taxation Reform and Sensible Regulation Reform.
  • 2. Education Strength: Prioritize budgets to ensure fiscal sustainability for public schools (K-12) and focused initiatives to promote Oregon's world class higher education facilities.
  • 3. Government Spending: Develop a path to eliminate wasteful programs that take money away from Education, Public Safety, & Economic Development.
  • 4. PERS (Public Employees Retirement System) Reform: Stop the debilitating effect of state and local government being strapped and strangled by PERS requirements.
  • 5. Focus on Job Creation: Increase the number of people who will benefit from Oregon's Economic Prosperity through focused efforts to attract Job Creating business development.
  • 6. ​Environmental Stewardship: Sensible solutions to create jobs without putting the environment at risk. I believe we can have both at the same time as long as we work together.​

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