Greg Walden (R-OR-2)i

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Greg Walden Congressman District 2

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Gregory Paul “Greg” Walden

Greg Walden 2014 Congressional Candidate Oregon District 2

 

Biography of Greg Walden from House.gov

U.S. Rep. Greg Walden represents the people of Oregon’s Second Congressional District, which includes twenty counties in central, southern and eastern Oregon. Greg, who grew up on a cherry orchard in The Dalles, owned a small business in Oregon with his wife for nearly 22 years. He knows what it takes to create jobs, sign the front of a payroll check, and grow the food we eat.

He and his wife, Mylene, live in Hood River where their son, Anthony, attended public school before starting college in fall 2008. The Waldens are an active family that enjoys taking advantage of Oregon’s vast outdoor recreational opportunities including skiing, kayaking and hiking.

Greg firmly believes that Congress must stop the wasteful spending of taxpayer money on government takeovers and new spending programs that don’t produce jobs, but leave our kids and grandkids with staggering debt.

He has a deep commitment to the diverse and beautiful Second District of Oregon, and addressing the issues that most concern its citizens, including creating sustainable new jobs and economic opportunities, promoting forest health, and increasing rural health care access.

Greg is chairman of the Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Communications and Technology. The telecommunications industry supports about 50,000 jobs in Oregon, including nearly 10,000 in Oregon’s Second District.

Greg has served as chairman of the House Republican Leadership since February 2010 and is a deputy whip.

 

Biography of Greg Walden from Walden for Congress

As a descendant of Oregon Trail pioneers, I was raised on a cherry orchard in The Dalles and have spent nearly all my life living in the Columbia River Gorge. Since 1986, my wife and I have owned a small business in Oregon, so we understand the challenges that Oregon’s economy and small businesses face today.

We are in the longest streak of high unemployment since the Great Depression. Americans deserve a better solution to the challenges that face our communities and our country than more government rules, red tape, and bureaucracy.

Small businesses account for 65 percent of the new jobs created in the United States. That’s 9.8 million of the 15 million net new jobs created between 1993 and 2009.

The current administration has more than 3,000 regulations in the pipeline. We don’t need more costly and unnecessary regulations; we need commonsense reforms that reduce the size, scope, and cost of the federal government.

Let’s be clear: We don’t have deficits because Americans are taxed too little. We have deficits because Washington spends too much. It’s time for government to tighten its belt and balance its budget, just like families do every month.

Not only is it immoral to keep passing along such debt to our children and our grandchildren, but the massive national deficit and debt are holding back America’s entrepreneurs and keeping people away from creating jobs.

As a representative of the people who live in the central, southern, and eastern parts of our great state, I’ve worked hard — in a collaborative way — to bring people together to solve the problems we face.

If we work together, we can change forest policy and put people back to work, rein in out-of-control government spending, improve the delivery and quality of rural health care, and promote Oregon’s wonderful agriculture. We can reform the tax code, eliminate loopholes, lower rates, and promote economic growth.

And as always, we must continue to strongly support our veterans and active duty military. We owe our freedom to them.

There isn’t a problem we can’t fix if we work together to get the job done. And our country has never needed that “get it done” attitude more than now.