My name is Patrick Barney & I am running for Governor of Oregon. I believe that government positions, in reality, are all supposed to be customer service jobs. Ever since my first job when I was in high school, I have been in customer service jobs. If I am elected Governor, the first thing I want to look into is putting my plan to eliminate homelessness in Oregon into action. I believe that our state officials can & should be all about making this state better for our residents, current & future. I want to be one of those people to do good for this state! A vote for me, is a vote for you!
“I believe that people deserve a fair wage, but I believe that EVERYONE deserves a fair wage. People only talk about "minimum" wage, but nobody ever talks about the people who make more than minimum wage. Governor Brown says she wants to make minimum wage $14.75 in Portland by 2022. But just raising minimum wage will just create more minimum wage jobs. Raise wage, not just the "minimum" wage!”
“Our state needs more jobs & I feel like our government has not done everything they can to create those jobs. If elected, I plan to work with local businesses & figure out ways to create those much needed jobs. I want to look into jobs that have been outsourced & figure out how to get those jobs back on US soil!”
“Immigration has always been an important part of US history. I believe the government needs to do more to stop illegal immigration & at the same time support legal immigration & make it easier for those trying to become citizens the right way. The Status of Liberty says "Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free..." Lets make those words mean something again!”