Statesman Journal mini-questionnaire for 2012 General Election

Please answer each question and return this questionnaire to the Editorial Board via email as an attached Word document. The board’s email address: Deadline for submitting your questionnaire: 9 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 12, or earlier.
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Daniel A Farrington Age: 52 Republican State Representative, HD 21 I plan to attend the editorial board meeting scheduled for: 11 am on September 26, 2012. Number of years living in the area you seek to represent: 19 years Do you affirm that you are a full-time resident of that area? Yes City/town of residence: Salem, OR 97302 Family Married to Linda J Farrington, BSN, RN, for 15 years, who is working full time at Salem Hospital Recovery Room. Children: Chelsea (Farrington), 28, married to Andrew Stockner 28 (son in law), both middle school teachers, Andrew is at Mountain View Middle School in Newburg and Chelsea is working at my business since teaching jobs are hard to find. Whitney Farrington, 26, a medical assistant at Tuality Hospital in Hillsboro. Katelyn Mason, 25, just graduated from UO Law, working for federal court magistrate in Medford. Esther (Mason), 24, a teacher finishing her Masters in School Counseling married to Kevin Harding, 27, who works for Grove Mueller and Swank as a Auditor. Mark Mason, 20, attending UO and attending Oviedo University this fall in Spain. David Mason, 18, starting this fall at Clark Community College and playing baseball. Education: BS Education, OSU ‘85 Attended, Southern Oregon State College, University of Oregon Newport High School, Newport Oregon, ‘78 Current occupation and employer: Self- Employed, Owner / President of Sunrise Medical Consultants, LLC Military service: None Employment history: 1973 – 1974: Agate Beach Golf Course. Clean members clubs and pick up range balls.

1975-1978: Safeway, Newport, OR. Courtesy Clerk and Checker 1979: Morse Brothers, Construction Team, Toledo, Construction Crew 1980-1981: Georgia-Pacific Paper Mill, Toledo. Spare hand on paper machines 1981-1985: Paddock Tavern, Eugene. Bartender 1986-1988: Velco Paints, Eugene. Paint tint and shipping of products 1988-1993: Dutch Girl Ice Cream, Eugene. Pulled orders in Freezer, Route Driver, Marketing S. Oregon 1993-1997: Rock N Rogers Restaurant, Salem. General Manager, grew from one to three restaurants, and started the breakfast menu. 1997-2002: BBV/ Medical Ops Management, Salem. Marketing and General Manager 2002- Present: Sunrise Medical Consultants, Salem/Keizer. President and Owner Community involvement/volunteer history: Member National Federation Of Independent Business (NFIB); 10 Years A Founder of The IMEA, Independent Medical Exam Association Of Oregon, 2005 President of The IMEA, 7 Years Member Salem Chamber Of Commerce; 3 Years Leslie Middle School Skyball Coordinator; 10 Years Salem Basketball Official Association, Middle/High School; 2 Years Member Salem City Club; 1 Year Battle Creek Little League Board Member; 2 Years Leslie Little League Board Member; 3 Years A founder of South Salem Junior Baseball Of Oregon, 2005, & annual Dan Farrington JBO Tournament. President of South Salem JBO; 3 Years, South Salem JBO Board Member At Large; 4 Years Capitol Soccer Club Treasurer, 4 Years. JV coach baseball, 3 Years & football, 1 Year Varsity Assistant baseball coach, 2 Years Boys & Girls Club football; 4 Years Girl’s basketball coach, second grade through freshman; 15 Years, Boy’s basketball coach, second grade through eighth grade; 8 Years Little League Baseball; 4 Years Girls Soccer Coach; 11 Years JBO Baseball coach age 4 through 12; 5 Years Please list all public offices to which you’ve been elected, and when: None Please list any unsuccessful candidacies for public office, and when: None Other prior political and government experience: In 2005, I was involved in SB 311. The IMEA, which I’m the President of, was involved in many hearings with the MLAC Board. How much your general election campaign will cost: $150,000- $350,000 Key endorsements Oregon Right to Life

Salem Chamber of Commerce Create Jobs PAC Oregon Anti-Crime Alliance Mailing address: Friends of Dan Farrington, P.O. Box 2688, Salem, OR 97308-2688 E-mail address: Web site URL: Phone: 503-930-5974 Fax: 503-391-6621 Please limit your response to each of the following questions to about 75 words but be specific. Have you ever been convicted of a crime, been disciplined by a professional licensing board/organization or had an ethics violation filed against you? No Have you ever filed for bankruptcy, been delinquent on your taxes or other major accounts, or been sued personally or professionally? If so, please give the details. My ex-wife had a severe eating disorder, which led us to file “Medical Bankruptcy” in 1992. We were separated at time, as she was also having an affair. We eventually divorced. In 1996, I was personally sued as the General Manager of Rock N Rogers after Jamie Hawley, the owner of Rock N Rogers, instructed our CPA not to pay overtime to the employees. One of the employees for Rock N Rogers filed a claim in small claims court. He filed it personally against me, although it should have been against the owner, as I had no control in this matter. After I called Jamie, he instructed the CPA to go ahead and cut the overtime check and pay the fee. In June 2002, my former boss at BBV, Medical Ops Management, sued me for taking “secret information” when I left to start my own company after our verbal agreement regarding a path to ownership was not honored. There was no basis for the claim and he withdrew the lawsuit signing the final paperwork in January 2003. Why should people vote for you? What separates you from your opponent(s)? My experience in small business, has allowed me to manage budgets, understand harmful regulations, and see firsthand the direction relationship between our local businesses and local economies. I  am  commi(ed  to  this  community  and  state,  and  have  a  life5me  of  community   service  to  prove  it;  I’ve  dedicated  my  life  to  rela5onship  building  and  collabora5on  between   organiza5ons,  schools,  and  individuals,  to  reach  objec5ves  and  develop  a  plan  for  success.   I’m  not  a  career  poli5cian  –  I’m  am  ac5ve  and  involved  ci5zen  with  concerns  about  the   future  of  our  state,  and  a  plan  to  get  Oregon  working  again.  My  opponent  has  limited   experience  in  the  private  sector.  He  voted  for  House  bill  3508,  which  favored  the  early   release  of  violent  criminals,  and  voted  in  support  of  over  $1  B illion  dollars  in  tax  and  fee   increases  so  far  while  in  office.     As  State  R epresenta5ve,  I  will  bring  the  same  common-­‐sense,  balanced  approach  to  my   leadership  and  service  to  House  District  21,  as   I’ve  brought  to  being  a  husband  and  father,  a  

coach,  a  small  business  owner  and  ac5ve  member  of  our  community.   What are the three most important issues you would address if elected? How? Stimulate the Economy. Government does not create jobs—but it can create a climate that encourages job growth and supports our local small businesses that make our economy functional. We  need  to  encourage  private  sector  job  growth  and  put  people  back  to  work  at   the  local  level  so  money  is  staying  in  our  communi5es  to  help  them  prosper.  W e  need  to   balance  the  budget  with  exis5ng  revenues,  simplifying  regula5ons  on  business,   repealing  Measure  67  and  encourage  specific  and  short  term  incen5ves  for  new  businesses.   Improve  our  educa-onal  opportuni-es  for  children.   Our  schools  need  to  be  funded  first  and  they  need  to  be  funded  early.  W e  need  to  raise  the   bar  on  the  level  of  educa5on  we  are  providing  in  our  classrooms  and  work  more  closely   with  our  teachers  to  support  them.  Our  schools  need  stable,  long  term  solu5ons  that   reinforce  the  quality  of  teachers  and  efficient  use  of  resources. We  must  invest in early education, as well as continued education after high school. Utilize programs with proven records of success. We need to expand access to higher education and vocational options for our kids. Protect Public  S afety  and  S ocial  S ervices. By  working  together,  we  can  bring  our  local  economy  and  our  community  back  to  life.     When  our  local  revenues  grow,  we’ll  be  able  to  fund  social  services,  like  public  safety  and   healthcare  that  our  communi5es  need.    W e  need  to  support  and  adequately  fund  all  of  our   public  safety  needs.  W e  must  keep  violent  criminals  behind  bars,  and  come  up  with  new   solu5ons  to  rehabilita5ng  those  who  are  looking  to  improve  their  lives  aYer  crime. What do you see as other important issues? Suppor-ng  Agriculture  and  the  E nvironment • Protect  sustainability  of  our  natural  resources. • Reform  regula5on  so  that  it  balances  the  ability  of  business  to  grow  with   responsible  environmental  stewardship. • Promote  Oregon  business  and  take  into  account  regional  and  interna5onal  trade   standards  and  prac5ces. How would you describe your political style? My  personal  style  is  characterized  by  balance  and  common  sense.  I’m  a  no-­‐frills  kind  of   guy.  I  don’t  play  games.    I  try  to  get  along  with  everyone  but  I  do  not  need  to  please   everyone. My  approach  is  to  solving  problems  is: 1.  G et  all  the  informa5on-­‐-­‐-­‐  Listen  to  all  the  par5es.   R eview  the  data.    Discover  the   root  issue. 2.  B uild  teamwork  &  consensus—complimentary  partnerships,  work  with   community  supports 3.  Plan  for  the  Long  term  -­‐-­‐no  B and-­‐Aids  or  knee  jerk  reac5ons 4.  Apply  B alance  &  Common  S ense  –-­‐  B e  responsible,  accountable,  and  reasonable.   I  have  a  rich  background  in  life  &  work  that  brings  a  broad  perspec5ve  to  finding  

solu5ons  that  work  for  everyone. How have you prepared yourself for this position? I have prepared myself for this position by raising 6 healthy, productive children, challenging them to be the best they can be. I have worked for many businesses, starting from the entry-level position and moved up the ladder to salesman or representative of the company. Each company I represented has grown under my management. I am the middle-man between doctors, attorneys, insurance companies, and injured workers. I know that I have to communicate clearly and frequently to find common ground to get them all to work together. As a community leader, I have experience managing many strong personalities with different agendas to get them to work together, to help one another. I have worked to improve every program I have been involved with to expand opportunities for others. I have been President of the IMEA for 7 years now, working with lobbyists, State Senators, State Representatives, and many other organizations, to try to reach a common goal of balance and fairness to each party. What is the largest budget you have handled, and in what capacity? $3.5- 4.0 million; Sunrise Medical Consultants, President/Owner What is the largest number of employees you’ve supervised, and in what capacity? 53 employees; manager of three Rock N Rogers Restaurants. Currently, I have 21 employees, and contracts with another 10-15 people for various jobs, such as transcription, as well as contracting with 300-350 doctors throughout Washington and Oregon. Who is your role model for this office — the person/people you would most like to emulate? Politically, Senator Marco Rubio, because he is willing to come to the table with a plan and enough flexibility to find a solution that helps everyone. Personally, my father is my role model and inspiration. He taught me about personal responsibility, how to create and reach goals, a strong work ethic, and a passion for people and my community. Any skeletons in your closet or other potentially embarrassing information that you want to disclose before it comes up in the campaign? Not really! I do not purport to be a perfect man. I have coached and refereed for many years so I am sure I have left some people mad, although most are satisfied. I have done impulsive things that I wish I could take back, like any adult. Overall, I have spent my adult life trying to help the people around me. I have looked for ways to increase opportunities for my employees, my family, my children and others, to be successful. I was divorced in 1996, and took full custody of my two girls. I married Linda in July of 1997, who was raising four children. We both came from broken relationships and have worked hard to raise our six kids together with an opportunity to break the cycle of divorce and have a

healthy, productive life. 12. As a public official, your views on public issues are relevant to voters and potential constituents. Please indicate whether you support or oppose each of these statewide measures on the Nov. 6 ballot. Measure 77, catastrophic disaster Measure 78, separation of powers Measure 79, real estate transfer taxes Measure 80, marijuana legalization Measure 81, gillnetting ban Measure 82, allows private casinos Measure 83, authorizes Wood Village casino Measure 84, eliminates inheritance tax Measure 85 shifts corporate kicker to K-12 schools Yes Yes Yes No Off the ballot? No No Yes No

Thank you. Again, please submit your questionnaire as an attached Word document to no later than 9 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012.

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