House District 25

General Election – November 8, 2016
Oregon House District 25, Keizer, Newberg, St. Paul
There are only two candidates in this race, incumbent Representative Bill Post, Republican, and Sharon P. Freeman, Democrat.
1.  Bill Post (R) of Keizer.   Rep. Post is now completing his first term in the Legislature.  He is well-known from his time as a radio talk-show host from 2009 until he resigned in 2014 to run for the Legislature.  The Oregonian then quoted him: “I love talking on the radio and will miss it greatly …I will remain Program Director and Operations Manager at 1430 KYKN, the leading Conservative talk radio station in the mid-Willamette Valley.” 
While hosting his radio program, he often invited OFIR officers to discuss immigration issues, giving OFIR many opportunities to make our case for strengthening enforcement of immigration law and stopping benefits to illegal aliens.
In the 2015-2016 session of the Legislature, two harmful bills were passed, and OFIR appreciates the fact that Rep. Post voted NO on both of them. He voted against 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.
He also voted against 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. 
All Democrats present in both the House and the Senate voted Yes on both bills except Sen. Betsy Johnson.
Rep. Post replied to the immigration questions in the Oregon Abigail Adams Voter Education Project survey for 2016 for State Representative candidates:
19. Do you support restricting the "emergency clause" in legislation as true emergencies?     “Yes. I want it gone completely and replaced with specific dated periods.”                           
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.”
42. How would you propose screening war refugees to prevent potential terrorists from entering Oregon with them?    “I would turn them away until we know for SURE they are not infiltrated by terrorists. That though should be a federal issue, the State of Oregon should just say ‘no’.”
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2.  Sharon P. Freeman (D) of Newberg.  In her filing paper with the Secretary of State, she gives her occupation as “Chef/Caterer/Certified Sommelier” and her occupational background as “Graphic Design, Interior Design, and Business Management.”  She holds a Master’s degree in history and multicultural studies from the University of Texas.  She indicated that she has no prior governmental experience. 
No campaign website was found for her; she has a Facebook page here.  The Newberg Graphic published an interview with her in March 2016 giving some further information.  However, no reference to her views on immigration issues was found; her opinions on the subject are unknown.
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