Why Brady

STATEMENT OF CANDIDACY: BRADY W. KEISTER
I am an Oregon Native running for state representative in Oregon’s District 3 encompassing Grants Pass, Illinois Valley, and all areas of the district. I was born in Portland. We moved to Grants Pass in 1946. I spent more than 24 years in the US Air Force, retiring in 1991 and returning to Grants Pass. In the Air Force I trained in Medical Administration, Real Property Cost Accounting, and attended an academy for First Sergeants, a position I held for my final 10 years on active duty. I have a Bachelor of Arts in Business and Management and a Master of Education in Counseling Psychology. I have extensive life experience. I am a careful decision maker and seek complete information on an issue. I am an attentive listener. I am a life-long learner and have interests in Cultural Anthropology, Secular Philosophies. I respect other’s points of view. I believe an elected person, in any office, should accurately state their beliefs and hold to them.
I want to see better government that works cooperatively across all facets of the political spectrum. I want to be part of that. I am moderate politically, and do not agree with radical progressiveness. I am a firm believer in the separation of church and state.
I believe in science and agree that climate change is the gravest issue facing humanity worldwide and with the drought, locally. Healthcare is a human right, and all Oregonians should be covered by a single payer system. I believe in the rights of workers at all levels be able to bargain collectively.
I am chair of the Josephine County Democrats Gun Owner’s Caucus and am a sport shooter. I am for gun owner competency.
If elected, I will be a forthright spokesperson for Josephine County, brining attention to its struggles with illegal cannabis grows, law enforcement funding, affordable housing and homelessness, water depletion issues, and fire protection. I will go to the legislature pledged to represent all county residents. Everyone from the person in a tent to the people in the house on the hill deserve representation. I will give it to them.