OCCUPATION: General Manager, World Cup Coffee & Tea

OCCUPATIONAL BACKGROUND: Currently General Manager; prior Director/General Manager 38 years for local food and vending corporation; President of the Board for PLAN Loving Adoptions Now Agency

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND: Willamina Union High School; Eugene Tech; corporate management training

PRIOR GOVERNMENTAL EXPERIENCE: House Representative Candidate; Third Congressional District Chairman; State Executive Board for ORP; Chair Multnomah County Republican Central Committee; Precinct Committee Person

The Proposed 2011-2012 MESD budget is almost $88M of your tax dollars and provides services to thousands of people. MESD manages these resources that are shared between eight school districts (Portland, Parkrose, David Douglas, Gresham-Barlow, Reynolds, Riverdale, Centennial and Corbett).

With families struggling to make ends meet, I believe the money needs to be spent in the classroom for the advancement of our children and their educational welfare.

New creative options, such as the Jefferson High School Middle College for Advanced Studies, are the types of programs I have advocated for many years. I am happy to see over 140 freshman students apply for this next Fall. A middle college program allows a student to graduate from high school with a year or more of college credit.

By appropriating tax dollars wisely, we protect vital services and see to it that our investments are fulfilling the needs of those who rely on them. I will help MESD make those important decisions which support a strong system of public education.

Your vote FOR Dick J Osborne:

• ensures protection of your investment in public education
• more choices in expanded learning options
• and appreciation for the needs of each district.

Thank you for your vote!


(This information furnished by Dick J Osborne)

The above information has not been verified for accuracy by Multnomah County.