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About Representative Paul Evans for House District 20
Happy Almost 2018!
This first year of the Trump Era is nearly over, and we have survived, mostly.
Trump and his Congressional accomplices have raided our future (passing tax cuts for the wealthy at a cost of at least $2 Billion in added debt), stacked the federal district and appeals courts with ideologues, and likely secured an anti-citizen majority on the Supreme Court for a generation, weakened health care for poor children and seniors, and rolled back nearly every progressive rule, policy, and/or agreement the Obama Administration put into action.
Our national politics is a landscape of despair, destruction, and disunity.
Here in Oregon we, like several states across the country, have made a choice to fight back. We continue to push policies designed to rebuild the oft-forgotten Middle Class. We have made progress on paid sick time, pay equity, and protecting reproductive rights -- indeed, protecting health care access -- for the folks who work hard, play by the rules, and are still falling behind despite our economic growth.
Oregon is becoming an oasis of fairness, opportunity, and hope. And while we have miles and miles to go before we realize our promise, Oregon remains a place people are coming to because of our values and vision.
And the GOP is not happy about our progress... Since we won in 2014 we have always been at the top, or near the top, of the GOP list. For a while we had hoped the campaign would be a little easier than in the past, but about two weeks ago the GOP polled our district. We are not certain what the poll revealed, but... a poll this early indicates that we are still a priority for the House Republicans.
The poll suggests that our likely opponent is not only someone with immense personal wealth, but a "Big Business" (Trump) Republican with a vast statewide network and a record of supporting extreme policies out of synch with our nation, state, and district.
Here's the bottom line: I need your help, again. 2018 will be a critical election for our nation, but it will be even more important for our State of Oregon. I am grateful for the opportunity to serve in the Legislature, at this moment in history, but I will need your continued talent, time, and treasure to remain there.
Thank you again for whatever you can provide. Please know we will steward your gift carefully, and we will continue to fight for our values -- to achieve our vision.
May this holiday season be peaceful and restful for you and your families. Enjoy this respite; we'll need "all hands on deck" in 2018.
Representative Paul Evans
Oregon House District 20
If you have legislative questions please call my office at 503-986-1420