Dr. John Kitzhaber has served Oregon with merit during his years of public service. He has proven to be a forward thinking leader who cares about all Oregonians regardless of their station in life. As a state senator and during two previous terms as Oregon's governor, he proved that he would fight to make Oregon a better place for all. I trust his leadership and his values.
He demonstrated that leadership most clearly by advancing the Oregon Health Plan. Since leaving the governor's office eight years ago he has continued to advance health care reform to extend coverage and cut wasteful spending. We can be confident that he'll use the governor's office wisely to help improve the future of our Oregon by working to strengthen our economy while advancing the common good.
That's why Liz and I are joining together with several of our friends to host an "Afternoon With John Kitzhaber" on Saturday, August 28th from 4:30-6:30 pm. If you'd like to be invited to this event please contact me and we'll send you the invitation.
Disclaimer: As a minister in the United Church of Christ, I trust deeply in the Constitutional principle of separation of church and state and my endorsement is therefore a personal one and does not reflect on my denomination. But as a citizen I believe that all Americans must engage in the political process as individuals for democracy to thrive. So I choose to add my voice today with other Oregonians concerned about the future of our state.