Occupation: Operations Manager at Price Industrail Forklift Sales and Service 1979 to present
Occupational Background: None
Educational Background: Graduated David Douglas High School
Prior Governmental Experience: David Douglas Dist. Buget Commitiee Member; Citizens Advisory Committee.
SCHOOL FINANCE: Mike believes that schools in Oregon are challenged to prepare students for life in the 21st century. In David Douglas this means balancing programs with restricted resources. “We simply must do more with less, scarce dollars cannot be used as an excuse for eroding educational quality.”
EXPERIENCE: Mike has 21 years operating a small business, making payroll, and dealing with local government regularly. This gives Mike valuable knowledge in handling the financial challenges facing David Douglas. This will be particularly important as David Douglas enters into construction after passing its recent bond.
HIGH STANDARDS: Mike believes high academic standards must take priority where district funds are concerned. Mike supports the increased use of technology to achieve those goals.
COMMUNITY: Mike supports the continued use of school facilities for community activities. Mike believes providing all childern in the district with challenging opportunities beyond the regular school day is an appropriate and valuable use of school facilities. Mike continues to be involved with youth groups in schools, and youth athletics. He is Booster Club President at Alice Ott middle school and a member of Lincoln Park’s Booster Club. Mike is also Chairman of The Citizen Advisory Committee, and a member of David Douglas Budget Committee.
PERSONAL: Mike and his wife Lori have been married for 17 years and have three childern attending David Douglas Schools. Mike is a 33year resident of the David Douglas community and a graduate of David Douglas High School. Mike will be a valuable addition to the David Douglas School Board. Support Mike Price
(This information furnished by Committee to elect Mike Price)
ANNETTE L. MATTSON
Occupation: Project Manager, Regulatory Affairs - PGE
Occupational Background: Utility Liaison; Homemaker
Educational Background: BS in Human Development, “Outstanding Social Science Graduate of 1996” - Warner Pacific College, Portland
Prior Governmental Experience: David Douglas Board of Directors (current Chair) - 5 years; David Douglas Budget Committee - 6 years
Community Involvement: (current) David Douglas District Site Council; METRO Policy Advisory Committee; Steering Committee-Coalition for School Funding; DDHS Parent-Teacher-Student Assoc. (past) David Douglas Citizens for Schools; Education Expectations 2000; Floyd Light Booster Club; Mill Park Booster Club (Officer 2 years); David Douglas Citizens Advisory Committee; Junior Achievement - Gilbert Heights; PGE/Mill Park Business-School Partnership; Oregon Business Council/David Douglas District Partnership; East Portland Coalition to End Unfair Stormwater Fees; Gresham United Methodist-Admin. Board Chair & Sunday School teacher; DDSD Classified Employees Relations Council; DDSD Teen Parent Program; SOLV; Portland City Club; Girl Scouts; Providence Montessori PTO
“As member and Chair of the David Douglas School Board, Annette Mattson has shown excellent leadership in pursuing quality education for all David Douglas students. Also, she has been a superb advocate in Salem, ensuring that David Douglas’s perspectives are heard and addressed. She has pressed the legislature for adequate funding for our schools. For the sake of my children and your children, I encourage you to re-elect Annette.” — Rep. Jeff Merkley
Oregon School Employees Assoc., Chapter 40
Rod Monroe - Metro Councilor
David Douglas Soccer Club
Jeff Merkley - State Representative
Dr. Anthony Palermini, retired DDSD Superintendent
“During my tenure, our district’s curriculum, staff, and high school have been recognized for excellence at the state and national level. Beyond my board duties, I brought local concerns to legislators for three sessions. Regional school boards recently selected me to represent their issues to METRO. As a David Douglas parent and resident for 20 years, I advocate for:
- high academic standards
- success for every child
- the values of our community
- efficient use of tax dollars
“Please vote for me so I may continue this work.” — Annette Mattson
(This information furnished by Annette L. Mattson)