My Record and Priorities - Share with your Friends!
Oregon Insitiute of Technology - Touring the New Campus in Wilsonville
I've lived here in Clackamas County for over 30 years on a farm where I raised my children. Before I became involved in politics I was a librarian, teacher, small business owner, and farmer. My interest in supporting the Canby library drew me into the political arena. I was on the County Commission from 2003-2009, helping the county with infrastructure, workforce development, business retention and expansion, and many other projects. Then, I became a State Senator where I chaired the Veterans' and Military Affairs Committee and the Transparency Committee.
"Schrader has been consistently bipartisan and effective at the county and in the Senate, focusing on economic development, veterans affairs, agriculture and education."
"She [Martha] works well with people and championed several initiatives, among them expanded veterans' services. But in her time on the commission Schrader was no stranger to local businesses, promoting their causes and offering help...Schrader's greatest strength may be in her trademark energy -- always high, rooted in optimism, keyed to what voters worry about most."
-The Oregonian 4/26/12
It is essential the commission is listening to the needs of the people and businesses in the area and then responding with action. As part of my campaign for county commissioner, I've gone to visit several businesses in the area. I'm ready to get back on the commission to use what I have learned to help local businesses expand to create jobs for the residents of Clackamas County.
It's an honor to have received so much support for my campaign. I've been endorsed by individuals in every corner of the county. All the local business and labor organizations support me because they know I am the candidate in the race capable of helping the county work together to create living wage jobs. See the full list of my supporters here.
If elected, I will:
Prioritize job creation and jump-starting out local economy
The ballots are out, and I need your vote to get back in the saddle on the commission. I will win on May 15th if I can get over 50% of the vote.
Please mail in or drop off your ballot. Share this email to spread the word about my record and priorities moving forward. Your support is invaluable. Thank you for your friendship and your vote.
Posted on May 9, 2012 in press releases.