Occupation: Attorney, private practice
Occupational Background: Attorney, Oregon Department of Justice; Volunteer firefighter
Educational Background: Lewis & Clark Law School, J.D.
(Environmental and Natural Resources Law); University of Puget
Sound, B.A. (Biology); Portland Community College, A.A.S. (Fire
Prior Governmental Experience:
Newport City Councilor, 2001-2004; 2011-present:
President, Newport City Council; Chair, Newport Audit Committee;
Chair, Newport Infrastructure Task Force; Newport Site Selection
Team, Pacific Marine Energy Center; Oregon Coastal Zone
Management Association; League of Oregon Cities, Legal
Advocacy and Energy Policy Committees; Oregon Cascades West
Council of Governments, Executive Committee; OSU Coastal
Oregon Marine Experiment Station, Advisory Board; BOEM /
Oregon Intergovernmental Renewable Energy Task Force
State Ocean Policy Advisory Council (governor appointment),
Vice-Chair and Coastal City Elected representative; Chair, OPAC
Territorial Sea Plan Working Group; LCDC Territorial Sea Plan
Newport Urban Renewal /City Budget Committees, 2005-2010:
Chair and citizen member
Other Volunteer Service:
Newport Fire Department; Oregon
Coast Aquarium; Yaquina Bay Economic Foundation
The city is now at a more stable point than in past years. In large part, this is due to the current council working well together in helping the city move forward productively in a number of areas. Some examples include using recommendations from the Infrastructure Task Force to keep utility rates in check, an increased focus on planning for infrastructure both near-term and long-term, community outreach and engagement on a wide
variety of issues, and a continuing commitment to the Visual Arts Center location in Nye Beach.
With nearly 10 years of experience as a coastal at-large representative at the state and regional level on ocean, natural resource, and other related issues, I look forward to continue to represent coastal interests on such things as further planning and mapping
of our coastal waters so as to make more informed policy choices.
I also support less money in election campaigns and will spend less than the $750 Campaign finance threshold.
Please visit: www.electdavidallen.com