Provided by Dann Cutter announcing his candidacy for House District 10
Waldport – Dann Cutter has announced his candidacy for the Oregon House of Representatives District 10. Cutter, previously a Stanford University Fellow and graduate of Oregon State University’s Honors College, says he’s running to bring Oregon back to a sensible fiscal reality, to start rebuilding a decimated school system, and to make choices based on economic benefit and not party politics. “My message is it should be the person, not the party, you vote for,” said Cutter.
“You will hear everyone this election year talk about jobs – that is a smoke screen. That election has passed… The reality is that the construction boom of the last decade is gone and global markets have forever changed manufacturing in America – and we cannot legislate those jobs back into existence. You do not want ‘government’ creating jobs! Encouraging job growth will be about getting government out of the way of business creators and innovators. About helping free up lines of credit… and about helping the consumer,” said Cutter. “This election is about your money, pure and simple. Deciding rationally what we want, how much it costs and how realistically we can pay for it. This is what responsible households do, and it’s time we as a State did as well. All cards must be on the table, with nothing sacred and no program out of bounds.”
Cutter, a Republican and native Oregonian was born in Coos Bay and grew up in Portland. A Navy veteran, he came out to the Oregon Coast to work for the Hatfield Marine Science Center in 1996, and built his home in Waldport in 1999. He is married and has one amazing daughter.
“For too long we have allowed Salem to play politics instead of acting like leaders… with our taxes, our safety, our childrens’ education. We can never expect to have a meaningful discussion regarding education reform when our teachers’ backs are against the wall fighting to keep jobs, and our kids are sitting in classes of 35 to 40 students with outdated textbooks. We cannot pass laws regarding criminal sentence mandates and then not fund our justice system. And we cannot and should not continue to spend tax money on ever increasing healthcare costs without addressing the inefficient and incredible bureaucracies which add to them,” Cutter said.
In 2008, Cutter was named a Stanford REE Fellow, and spent time studying entrepreneurship at the University. Going back to college while working a full time job, he completed two degrees at Oregon State, in Finance and Environmental Science, graduating magna cum laude – commuting almost daily. He continues his education currently working on a post-bacc in Economics.
Cutter spent six years on the Waldport Planning Commission before being elected to the City Council in 2006 and reelected in 2010. Cutter was also appointed by then Governor Kulongoski to the Rural Health Coordinating Council, and also serves as an executive board member on the Cascades West Council of Governments.
More information can soon be found at: http://CutterforOregon.com/