State Representative Duane Stark

Why Run For Office?

Like many, I assumed growing up that the leadership of our great State of Oregon was in capable, trustworthy hands. As I became more active and productive in society, I came to see how grossly mismanaged and underutilized our State resources are. In short, it wasn't until I was married with children that I became fully aware of just how desperately we need real public servants. 

I'm not claiming to be a superhero. I'm simply a man who is willing to sacrifice personally to do what we all wish "someone" would do. We need a true advocate who has too much self-respect to look you in the eye and make a promise he knows he can't really keep, someone who remembers where his home really is, and knows he'll have to answer to the people, his friends, and family, when he gets there. Most importantly, we need someone who still remembers the difference between expedient and right, and who has the courage to do the latter.

That is why I'm running State Representative again - because I have and will continue to do all that – I will remain myself and remember what is right. I will always stand strong for rural Oregon.

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