House District 09

General Election, November 8, 2016
Oregon House District 9, Coos Bay, Florence, North Bend, Reedsport
There are 3 candidates in this race:  Teri Grier, representing the Republican Party, Rep. Caddy McKeown, incumbent, representing the Democratic and Independent Parties, and Guy Rosinbaum, Libertarian.
1. Teri Grier, of North Bend, Republican candidate, had extensive experience in political work in Arizona and Washington DC before coming a few years ago to Oregon.  A recent interview in The World (Coos Bay) describes her background in some detail.  She holds a bachelor's degree in speech communication, a master's of public administration and a certificate in public management from Northern Arizona University. She's also a graduate of Georgetown University's Leadership Coaching Certificate Program.
She replied to these questions on immigration from the Oregon Abigail Adams Voter Education Project’s survey:
19. Do you support restricting the "emergency clause" in legislation as true emergencies?  “Yes.”        
22. Do you support a constitutional amendment to require proof of U.S. citizenship to register to vote in Oregon?   “Yes.”
36. Do you support requiring all Oregon employers to use the federal E-Verify system to determine the employee's work eligibility status?   “Yes.”
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2.  Incumbent Rep. Caddy (Catherine) McKeown, of Coos Bay, is the nominee of the Democratic and Independent Parties.  She was first elected in November 2012 and is now running for a 3d term in the Legislature.  Her voting record there follows that of the Democratic Party leadership which favors benefits for illegal aliens and lax enforcement of the immigration laws.
In  2015 she voted for SB 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.  In the same session, she also voted for 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, she 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. McKeown, to thwart the Referendum.
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3.  Guy S. Rosinbaum, of Florence, candidate of the Libertarian Party.  On his filing paper with the Secretary of State, he stated that he is the owner of Rosincloud Inc., and has an occupational background as network engineer.  Some information on his employment history is here.  No website was found for him. As a Libertarian, presumably he supports the party’s platform which includes this statement on immigration:
3.4 Free Trade and Migration -- “... Economic freedom demands the unrestricted movement of human as well as financial capital across national borders. …”
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