In May I was honored to have received the Republican nomination for State Representative for Oregon’s House District 23. I’m now looking forward to the fall campaign and earning the support of voters from all parties.
For years I have paid close attention to local and state issues. But rather than to complain I decided I would try to do something about it and seek office myself. Over the course of the rest of this campaign I hope to earn your support and trust.
I am focused on how we can improve our economy and create jobs, control spending, improve education and make decisions based on core values and principals rooted in a conservative philosophy.
My work background is in software engineering and technical support. But I’ve also been involved in our community. I’ve served on the Central School District Budget Committee and as the Polk County Republican Central Committee Chair and as a Republican Precinct Committee Person. For my education, I received a Bachelor’s in Computer Science from Western Oregon University and a Bachelor’s in Liberal Arts from Marquette University in Milwaukee, WI.
Let me know if there are any questions I can answer along the way. I will respond as quickly as I can.
Mike on the Issues
Mike Nearman — Strong, Focused, Conservative Leadership
Mike Nearman believes voters deserve to be represented by someone focused on creating jobs, limiting taxes and ensuring we have a strong education system for our children—all while not sacrificing conservative principles.
Mike believes the Legislature needs to:
- Give more support to small businesses to help create jobs.
- Reduce unnecessary regulations and the size of government.
- Stop tax and fee increases.
- Focus resources directly into classrooms so every student has the opportunity to read by the 3rd grade.
- Expand vocational training for students not seeking a four year degree.
Mike Nearman—A Man of His Word
Mike won’t sacrifice his principles when the political winds shift. As your representative, he will unite his core values with basic common sense as he carefully reviews and votes on legislation.
“We know Mike Nearman will be a dependable advocate for family values and traditional marriage.” ~ Jack Louman, Oregon Family Council PAC
Mike Nearman—Advocate for Common Sense Government Reforms
Mike believes taxpayer funded programs should be regularly analyzed for their cost-effectiveness and whether they would be better run by the private sector. Government projects that run over budget should be audited and administrators should be held accountable.
Mike Nearman—Reprioritizing Our Classrooms
Let’s focus more resources directly into classrooms so that every student has the opportunity to reach their full potential. We also need to expand vocational training for students not seeking a four year college degree and allow more school choice options for all.
Mike Nearman—Fighting for Life & Traditional Marriage
Mike has always been strongly pro-life and pro-traditional marriage.
“Oregon Right to Life PAC endorses Mike Nearman for State Representative because we know we can count on him to advocate for protecting the unborn and elderly.” ~ Gayle Atteberry, Oregon Right to Life
Mike Nearman—Strong Supporter of Gun Rights and Enforcing Our Laws
Mike believes that legal immigration is part of what has made this country great. That’s why he believes in protecting our borders and enforcing immigration laws already on the books. He’s also a tireless advocate for preserving our Second Amendment rights.