Rep. Jason Conger Announces Re-Election Campaign


Rep. Jason Conger (R-Bend) yesterday announced his re-election campaign for the Oregon House of Representatives. After an effective first session, Conger said he’s running to continue his efforts to improve Central Oregon’s economy, make government more efficient and improve our education and healthcare systems.

“Our community has made some progress in reducing local unemployment, but it is not enough and I won’t be satisfied until our economic recovery is complete,” Conger said. “I look forward to the upcoming campaign and sharing my solutions for putting people back to work.”

During the 2011 session, Rep. Conger secured passage of legislation to finance the purchase of a permanent building for Oregon State University Cascades graduate programs. He successfully worked to extend the Enterprise Zone program so it will continue creating jobs in Central Oregon. Conger earned a 100 percent score on bills promoting job creation and economic growth according to the Oregon Prosperity Project, a coalition of Oregon business and trade advocates.

Conger said he’s also committed to increasing education funding through desperately-needed structural reforms. His School Savings Act offers greater fiscal stability to school districts and helps preserve school days, reduce class sizes and retain teaching positions.

“To adequately fund our schools, Salem must address the cost drivers that are taking money away from classrooms,” Conger said. “It’s time for the Legislature to pursue common sense PERS reforms that significantly reduce the system’s unfunded liability and immediately lower contribution rates for school districts. Our School Savings Act will allow school districts to spend hundreds of millions of additional dollars from our education budget on classroom instruction instead of sending the money to the PERS fund.”

When he’s not serving in Salem, Conger practices law in Bend where he and his wife Amy raise their five children. He currently serves on the board of a search and content-management software company and has also served on the boards of a healthcare company, a solar energy company and several nonprofit entities.


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