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Statesman Journal mini-questionnaire for 2014 General Election

Thank you for responding to this questionnaire.

Why this matters: The Statesman Journal Editorial Board will use this questionnaire in deciding
whom to endorse for the Nov. 4 General Election. Your answers also will be shared with
reporters and probably will be published in the newspaper and/or on our website,
We also ask that you respond to every question, instead of simply attaching campaign materials,
resumes, etc. You are welcome to send us lists of supporters, a resume, etc., in addition to this
If you completed our questionnaire for the 2014 Primary Election, you will notice that some
questions are similar. (This questionnaire is shorter and several questions have been changed.)
Please complete this questionnaire instead of simply referring to past answers.
Please return the finished questionnaire to the Editorial Board as an email or an attached Word
document to Salemed@StatesmanJournal.com. (Handwritten or fax responses dont work.)
Important; Please submit the questionnaire by the deadline listed in our email to you.
Questions? Contact Editorial Page Editor Dick Hughes, 503-399-6727, dhughes@StatesmanJournal.com, or
Editorial Assistant Nancy Harrington, 503-589-6944, nharring@StatesmanJournal.com.
Your name as listed on the ballot: Jodi L Hack
Age: 44
(If your age will change before Nov. 30, please indicate your birthday. We want to ensure we use
accurate ages in pre- and post-election editorials and news coverage.)
City/town of residence: Salem
Political party(ies), if this is a partisan office: R
Position you are seeking (name of position, district number, etc.): House of Representatives, HD
Are you currently a full-time resident of the district you seek you represent? Yes
Number of current, consecutive years living in the district you seek to represent: 1
Family (name of spouse/partner, number and ages of children if at home or number of grown
children): Steve, Boy 21, girl 17
Your education (high school, trade, college, post-baccalaureate; indicate degrees you earned):
Pendleton H.S., Chemeketa AS; Marylhurst University; Student, graduation application
submitted, waiting on final Certification for BS
If employed, current occupation, employer and job duties: North Santiam School District
communications coordinator and grant writer.
Previous employers and when: Family Medical Clinic-2006-2008; Santiam YMCA of Marion
and Polk Counties 2004-2006; Marketing Representative/Loan Officer GMAC/Pac Republic
Mortgage 2001-2005; NW Promotions Owner; Marion County Legal Counsel Legal
Assistant 1993-1997
Military service and when: None
Volunteer/civic/religious service and when: Oregon Community Foundation-Willamette Valley
Leadership Council, YMCA Board Member, North Santiam Schools Foundation Board Member,
Friends of the Family Treasurer/Local Community Progress Team, President Booster Club of
Stayton, North Santiam School Bond Committee, Chemeketa Foundation Board Member, OCF
Regional Action Initiative, Tri-County Literacy InitiativeReading for All, Homeless and
Needy Dedicated Services Team Member, Salem/Keizer Education Foundation Board Member,
Rotary Member, Stayton Sublimity Chamber of Commerce First Citizen and United Way
Loaned Executive of the Year, United Way Budget Committee for Mid-Willamette Valley,
Assistant Volleyball Coach Willamette University, High School Volleyball Coach, local Club
Volleyball Coach
Please list all public offices to which youve been elected, and when: None
Please list any unsuccessful candidacies for public office, and when: None
Other prior political and government experience: None
How the public can reach your campaign (remember that this information will be made public):
Mail address: 4742 Liberty Rd S #161 Salem, OR 97302
E-mail address: hackjodi@gmail.com
Web site URL: www.jodihackfororegon.com
Phone: 503-763-0400
Please limit your response to each of the following questions to about 75 words.
1. To an outsider, how would you describe the region you wish to represent -- geographically,
economically, politically and socially? HD 19 is primarily rural in nature with portions of urban
South Salem. The district has a blend of urban professionals and rural farmers and those
representing the agriculture industry. It is made up of small businesses and public safety
facilities like Marion County Jail and the DPSST. It is a very diverse district. In addition, there
is a significant segment of industrial sites.
2. What are the positives and negatives of this region (district, county or state) that you wish to
represent? The diversity can bring about challenges with the needs of both farm and urban
growth. The district has a significant segment of public safety services which includes the
county jail and the training facility at DPSST along with the MacLaren Youth Correctional
facility. Generally speaking, the district is made up of hardworking middle class individuals and
families struggling at times to maintain their job and provide for families.
3. What specific skills and experiences do you bring to the position that would help turn those
negatives into positives? With extensive community service and experience working with non-
profits and boards I have developed beneficial relationships with community leaders from all
sectors. This experience will allow me to tap into the brain power that drives our communitys
economic forces.
5. What separates you from your opponent(s)? Be specific. Based on the joint meetings we have
had, it is obvious we come from two different philosophical perspectives. In most cases, I lean
more on the private sector for solutions and it seems his answers are more focused on how
government can solve problems. I believe in the free enterprise system and want to do
everything I can to promote entrepreneurship and create new jobs. Government has an important
role when it comes to our schools, public safety, human services and transportation, but our
economic health is directly linked to the success of small business and the jobs they can create.
6. Please list five specific accomplishments that you have achieved in politics or civic affairs:
1. Stayton Sublimity Chamber of Commerce First Citizen Award
2. United Way Loaned Executive of the Year Mid-Willamette Valley
3. President of the Santiam Family YMCA
4. Fundraising for various community events and programs such as funds raised for
playground equipment, sports field turf project, covered play shed and school bond.
7. How much will your General Election campaign cost (be specific)? Raised nearly $70,000
total, with a $50,000 general election budget
8. Have you ever been convicted of a crime, been disciplined by a professional licensing
board/organization or had an ethics violation filed against you? If so, please give the details.
9. 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.
Generally no, was delinquent on some property taxes.
10. What are the three most important issues you would address if elected, and how? (75 words
for each issue)
A. Economics, job creation and helping Oregon create a better business climate
B. Education with an emphasis on preparing our kids to be competitive in a world marketplace.
Insure our kids enter school ready to learn and can read by 3
grade, more local control for
Principals and parents.
C. Public safety to insure we have a secure Oregon. HD 19 has an emphasis of public safety
services as mentioned before and they need support.
11. What do you see as other important issues?
1. Healthcare and senior issues
2. Mental health
3. Improved cooperation between political leaders to solve problems
4. Public transportation

12. Any skeletons in your closet or other potentially embarrassing information that you should
disclose before it comes up in the campaign? Anything (including health issues) that would
affect your ability to serve your full term? Any changes in your life situation that are
contemplated or expected before the election or before you would take office?
Thank you. Please return this questionnaire to the Editorial Board as an attached Word document to
Salemed@StatesmanJournal.com by the requested deadline.