Rep. Bill Kennemer, R-Canby, has filed to run for another term as state representative for Oregon House District 39, which includes the comunities of Estacada, Eagle Creek and Barton, among others.
"It has been an honor and a privilege to represent my constituents for the last five years," Kennemer said. "As such, I am asking the people of House District 39 to send me back to Salem for another term so I can continue working on the issues that are most important to them."
Prior to his election to the House in November 2008, Kennemer served as a Clackamas County commissioner and in the Oregon Senate from 1987 to 1996.
He holds a doctorate degree in clinical psychology and maintained a private practice in the Milwaukie area for more than 25 years.
In a press release, Kennemer noted that with his history of public service he is able to provide quality constituent services to the people he represents, "and being a member with seniority, there's a bit more clout and opportunity to impact our efforts in Salem for serving constituents."
Top issues and priorities for Rep. Kennemer include enabling small, local businesses to create and maintain more jobs, sustaining a high quality of life for all Oregonians, investing in public and higher education and holding the line on taxes and spending.
Kennemer serves as co-vice chair of the House Business and Labor Committee. He also is a member of the Health Care and Rules committees.
"My committee assignments enable me to provide input on laws affecting our health care system, as well as those that deal with the critical issues that business owners face on a daily basis," Kennemer said in the press release. "I am eager to continue serving and representing the people of House District 39."