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Nick's Top 5 Priorities

1Public Safety

2Homelessness(Full Plan)

3Education

4Oregon's Image

5Technology & Cybersecurity

Oregon’s Image

Revitalize the image of Oregon

Graffiti, boarded-up windows, camps, crime, and rioting have damaged Oregon’s image. It’s time for us to bring business and tourism back to Oregon.

My plan includes:

      1. Cleaning up public spaces
      2. Running cost-effective PR campaigns
      3. Supporting small businesses

1. Cleaning up public spaces

As Governor, I will immediately implement my comprehensive plans to address Oregon’s homelessness and public safety crises.

We need to clean up our public spaces, so that Oregonians and tourists alike feel safe on the streets. I will partner with local nonprofits and community organizations to return Oregon to a pristine and welcoming space.

2. Running cost-effective PR campaigns

As Governor, I am committed to running cost-effective PR campaigns to bring back tourism.

Did you know?

      1. Crater Lake is the deepest lake in the United States and the third deepest lake in the world.
      2. Sea Lion Caves is America’s largest sea cave.
      3. The Tillamook Cheese Factory is the largest cheese factory in the world.
      4. Oregon is home to the biggest mushroom in the world.
      5. Oregon has more ghost towns than any other state in the country.
      6. The Simpsons is set in Springfield, Oregon.

Too many non-Oregonians only know our state because of Portland. It’s time for that to change. Oregon has so much more to offer than just Portland. We need to run PR campaigns that highlight Oregon’s natural beauty, our friendly small towns, and our unique local businesses.

Oregon Tourism Commission

The Oregon Tourism Commission is a governor-appointed board that manages state tourism campaigns and is funded by the state lodging tax. Currently, that board is composed of salespeople rather than people with relevant marketing experience.

In 2021, state and local tax revenue brought in $1.2B except $10.9B was actually spent on tourism initiatives. From that, only 100,000 jobs were created. That is a loss of -$9.7B and the average cost of bringing a new job to Oregon to $109,000. That’s not a great ROI for Oregon taxpayers.

3. Supporting small businesses

During my campaign, I’ve had the privilege of hosting events at small businesses across Oregon. We need to make our state more friendly for local businesses.

Keeping our businesses open

We need to keep our businesses open, so that Oregon can return to normal. Governor Kate Brown’s unilaterally-imposed restrictions have crippled small businesses across the state. The decision to keep these restrictions in place indefinitely has caused massive Covid fatigue. As Governor, I will end state government mandates and let counties, local school districts, private companies, and citizens make their own choices.

Repealing taxes

Rich States, Poor States ranks Oregon as one of the worst states in the country in terms of taxes across multiple categories. I strongly oppose the Corporate Activity Tax, a gross sales tax that unfairly burdens small business owners. Oregon also needs to revisit the Estate Tax, which is one of the biggest killers of family farms and homes. Smaller government, lower taxes, and deregulation will help Oregon thrive again.

In conclusion…

It is time we reclaimed our once-thriving tourism industry and local businesses. As Governor, I will do everything within my power to revive Oregon.

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