House District 21

General Election, November 8, 2016
Oregon House District 21, Salem
There are three candidates in this race:  the incumbent Representative, Brian Clem, Democrat; Doug Rodgers, Republican; and Alvin M. Klausen Jr., Independent Party.
1.  Doug (Douglas P.) Rodgers, Republican Party candidate.  He now works as Safety Director and quality control manager at Advantage Precast, Inc.  He has over 20 years’ experience in the light gauge metal roll-forming industry, and has had varied other employment during his career also. 
His campaign website contains a good statement on immigration, and a description of his life experience, government and community involvement. 
He replied to the immigration questions in the Oregon Abigail Adams Voter Education Project survey for 2016 for State Representative candidates, making clear his positions on important immigration issues:
19. Do you support restricting the "emergency clause" in legislation as true emergencies?     “Yes. That is what it is for!!!!! TRUE emergencies.”                           
22. Do you support a constitutional amendment to require proof of U.S. citizenship to register to vote in Oregon?    “Yes. It is sad to have to come to this, but Hey(!), ONLY Citizens should be voting!!”
36. Do you support requiring all Oregon employers to use the federal E-Verify system to determine the employee's work eligibility status?    “Yes.  It has come to this because there are still employers who take away jobs for Oregonians by hiring illegals.”
42. How would you propose screening war refugees to prevent potential terrorists from entering Oregon with them?    “I assume the question stems from the Syrian crisis. This is a Federal Issue and they should be working with Muslim countries such as Saudi Arabia who have the means and funds to help care for the refugees until they can go back to their homeland. We have no way to vet them, and as a legislator, my priority is to the safety of my fellow Oregonians FIRST.”
2.  Incumbent Representative Brian Clem, Democratic Party candidate.  Rep. Clem was first elected in 2006 and has served continuously from 2007.  He is now running for his 4th term.
His voting record shows that he sides with Democratic Party leadership in supporting benefits for illegal aliens, and loose controls over voting.  In 2015, he voted in favor of Senate Bill 932, which gave Oregon Opportunity Grants to illegal aliens.  American citizens will now have to compete against illegal aliens for the limited Oregon State Opportunity Grants for college tuition assistance.
Also in 2015, he voted in favor of House Bill 2177, which requires mandatory voter registration.  Because of the passage of this bill, the state will use drivers’ license data to automatically register voters, making it much more likely that illegal aliens will be voting. 
Earlier, in 2013, he voted in favor of SB 833, granting driver licenses to illegal aliens, and in favor of HB 2787, granting instate tuition to illegal aliens.  In 2014 he voted in favor of HB 4054 which would have rewritten the ballot title for the Referendum on SB 833 to mislead voters about the Referendum.  Fortunately HB 4054 aroused such wide opposition throughout the state that the Senate dropped consideration of the bill, and it did not pass.  Thus the Referendum on which OFIR worked so hard kept its understandable ballot title, and SB 833, the bill giving driver licenses to illegal aliens was overturned by voters, despite efforts led by Democrats in the House and supported by Rep. Clem, to thwart the Referendum.
Rep. Clem’s campaign website:
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3.  Alvin M. Klausen Jr., candidate of The Independent Party of Oregon (IPO).  On his filing paper with the Secretary of State, he gives his occupation as small business owner, and his occupational background as “United States Marine Corp, Oregon National Guard, Veterans Administration.”  He has a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Oregon.
No campaign website was found for him, or any information on his views on immigration.  The filing paper shows an email address: