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Nick's Top 5 Priorities

1Public Safety

2Homelessness(Full Plan)

3Education

4Oregon's Image

5Technology & Cybersecurity

Plans & Issues

The Issues

Public Safety

Zero tolerance for violent crime.

Oregon needs urgent action to curb rising crime rates. We must support and reinvest in law enforcement across our state.

We need to hire and train more police officers. To boost accountability and transparency, we must provide officers with body cameras. We need to expand Portland Street Response to engage those with mental health and addiction challenges.

Homelessness

Join forces with organizations with proven models to combat the homelessness crisis.

The camps around our communities are unacceptable to everyone, including those experiencing homelessness.

We need to partner with local organizations who have proven models in combating homelessness. We need to clean up the hazardous camps in our communities. And we must provide a safe and sanitary place for people to transition from the streets to affordable housing.

We need to utilize existing technology to track open beds between shelters. Nick supports the creation of a coordinated services organization that shares resources across the state.

Nick will bring city, county, and state leaders together to solve this crisis.

Education

Quality education for all Oregonians.

Nick denounces racism and white supremacy. And he believes that elementary, middle, and high school students need to learn the real history of our nation that examines the good, the bad, and the grey. No indoctrination, just actual complete history.

Our public school system is ranked 48/50. Our number one priority should be to make sure our students are receiving a high quality education that prepares them for the future. Our schools need the funding and resources necessary to provide that. We need to go back to the basics so that students are getting the quality of education they deserve.

Oregon's Image

Bring business and tourism back to Oregon.

It is time we reclaimed our once-thriving tourism industry and local businesses.

Graffiti, boarded-up windows, camps, crime, and rioting have damaged Oregon’s image. We need to immediately clean up public spaces and return Oregon to a pristine and welcoming place.

In addition to cleaning up Oregon’s image, Nick is committed to running cost-effective PR campaigns to bring back tourism.

 

Covid

Support healthy communities and local freedoms.

We must end state government mandates. Counties, local school districts, private companies, and citizens should be able to make their own choices. Nick would ensure state transparency in data and science related to the pandemic.

Nick also supports the science behind the vaccine and encourages everyone to talk with their doctor and get vaccinated. Nick is fully vaccinated and believes it’s the right thing to do to protect the people around him.

Wildfires

Protect our environment and people.

We can no longer allow our forests to burn and our communities to suffer. Oregon needs better forest management that is both industry-friendly and environmentally sustainable.

We need to re-evaluate how wildfires are handled in Oregon. We must create a comprehensive plan that includes wildfire prevention, treatment, and recovery. It must also account for direct help to families and communities affected by wildfires.

We must also work to create long-term, sustainable solutions to preventing wildfires. Nick will work with the timber industry, environmentalists, and local scientists to ensure a future of thriving forests.

Technology & Cybersecurity

Modernize and Protect Oregon for the 21st century.

Unemployment, rental assistance, and Cover Oregon were all recent state technology disasters. They cost Oregon taxpayers millions and in return, accomplished nothing.

It is time for Oregon to join the 21st century and modernize its digital infrastructure. We need technology that is usable, cost-effective, and safe. We need to upgrade outdated hardware and prevent cybersecurity and ransomware attacks.

As Governor, Nick will partner with local IT and technology companies to become a safe, and technology-friendly state.

2nd Amendment

Responsible and safe gun ownership.

Nick is a gun owner and believes in responsible gun ownership. 

Nick believes no changes to existing gun laws in Oregon need to be made except repealing SB554. Any other changes must come from the people of Oregon, not the legislature.

Election Integrity

Reassuring voting integrity in Oregon.

Nick believes Oregon has a successful Vote by Mail system. However, the time has come to conduct a full audit of the system to reassure elections are fair and transparent.

The State of Oregon is currently updating and reforming the voting system. The project’s budget is unnecessarily high and they are foregoing outside security scanning.

With a background in information technology, Nick knows the scale and scope to ensure a safe and fair election process.

Reproductive Rights

Supporting women’s right to choose.

Abortion has always been a personal topic. And despite our personal feelings or beliefs, Nick understands that the government cannot make decisions about women’s bodies.

He believes that women have the right to make their own decisions. Abortion is a personal decision, and one that is best made between a woman and her doctor.

Nick also believes that we as a society can do better educating moms of options they have available to them and making adoption more affordable.

Rural Issues

Bringing power back to the counties and reuniting Oregon.

For too long the eastern half of our state has been underrepresented and ignored.

In a diverse state like Oregon, we need to give power back to the counties. We need to ensure that the voice of our rural citizens are being heard.

Nick will establish a satellite office in Eastern Oregon and will visit every county at minimum once a year with a goal of twice a year.

Oregon Republican

It is time to revive Oregon’s strong legacy of Republican Governors and lead Oregon in a new direction.

We need leadership like Vic Atiyeh, Mark Hatfield, and Tom McCall. We need an Oregon Republican.

These men were great leaders because they put Oregonians first. They did not pander to party lines. They did not give in to private interest. Instead, they reached across the aisle and built a better future. For all of us.

Nick represents the silent majority of Republicans who want our state and our party to return to their core traditional values of civility, support of small business, lower taxes, and freedom and justice for all.

Nick believes that extremist political rhetoric damages our ability to work together to find common ground and reasonable solutions to our state’s many challenges.

Nick is an outsider–a businessman. His years of negotiating and bringing diverse people together make him uniquely qualified to lead the state of Oregon.

Nick is an Oregon Republican.

Oregon Republican

It is time to revive Oregon’s strong legacy of Republican Governors and lead Oregon in a new direction.

We need leadership like Vic Atiyeh, Mark Hatfield, and Tom McCall. We need an Oregon Republican.

These men were great leaders because they put Oregonians first. They did not pander to party lines. They did not give in to private interest. Instead, they reached across the aisle and built a better future. For all of us.

Nick represents the silent majority of Republicans who want our state and our party to return to their core traditional values of civility, support of small business, lower taxes, and freedom and justice for all.

Nick believes that extremist political rhetoric damages our ability to work together to find common ground and reasonable solutions to our state’s many challenges.

Nick is an outsider–a businessman. His years of negotiating and bringing diverse people together make him uniquely qualified to lead the state of Oregon.

Nick is an Oregon Republican.

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