Rep. Witt Announces Reelection Effort


Rep. Witt making his announcement speech

St. Helens Chronicle: Witt to seek sixth term

September 25, 2013

VERNONIA — State Rep. Brad Witt (D-Clatskanie) addressed a crowd of supporters and volunteers at the Vernonia School to announce he is seeking a sixth term in office.

Since taking office in January 2005, Witt says has worked to create sustainable, family-wage jobs for his constituents throughout his district, all while assuring that taxpayer dollars are used for the greatest value.

“I have worked tirelessly to support policies that allow us to get people back to work, provide our kids with a world-class education, and lay the ground work for a sustainable economy that will support our families for generations to come,” said Witt to his supporters at the school. “Our work together to provide the funding needed to build this school is a testament to our commitment to the future of our community.”

Working with state Sen. Betsy Johnson (D-Scappoose), Witt also helped secure the final $4 million in funding that enabled the Vernonia School construction project to move forward. The original school was devastated by severe floods in 2007 and construction of the new school was completed during the summer of 2012.

Witt has also been recognized as an innovative leader in Salem for jobs and education; he sponsored legislation increasing Oregon’s investment in career and technical education programs.

Witt closed his remarks by thanking voters for giving him the privilege of representing them in Salem and asked voters to support him again.

“We have been hurting for far too long. I am asking you to support my candidacy so we together can realize the incredible potential this area has to support family-wage jobs once again and provide our children with the education they need to fill those jobs when they enter the workforce.”

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