Priorities & Issues

IMPROVING THE ECONOMY

I support:

  • Reform of B&O tax system to allow small business owners to keep more of what they earn.
  • Review of state’s 700+ tax exemptions to determine which pay taxpayers back
  • Exploring mitigation and enforcement for businesses hurt by unfair Oregon business practices.

IMPROVING TRANSPORTATION

I support:

  • The bipartisan effort to replace the I-5 bridge that has the support of our 3 ports, business alliances, a majority of SW WA legislators, city and county governments.
  • Affordable short and long-term solutions that improve safety, flexibility and choice such as the bus-on-the shoulder pilot, expansion of voluntary ride- sharing and commute reduction incentives, and an off-peak delivery program pilot.

CREATING JOBS

I support:

  • Increased investment in job development, training, apprentice and community college programs
  • Cutting unnecessary red tape to allow innovation, development, job creation.

CHAMPIONING OUR SCHOOLS

I support:

  • Personalized learning options, high standards to prepare young people for jobs.
  • More investment in career-connected programs in high school and community colleges
  • Collaboration with employers to ease transition between high school, job training, or college.
  • Full funding of basic K-12 education, lower local levies, better accountability for outcomes.

ELIMINATING WASTEFUL SPENDING

I support:

  • Prioritizing and funding core services first; government cannot do everything
  • Accountability for results, efficiency and innovation; spending produces measurable outcomes
  • A more transparent process, open to public comment and scrutiny

ENSURING PUBLIC SAFETY

I support:

  • Increased opportunities for law enforcement agencies to modernize equipment and training
  • Expanded programs of outreach into communities to build strong relationships with all citizens.
  • Increased accountability to ensure effectiveness, fairness and efficiency.

Attend An Upcoming Event

(or click here for Events Calendar)

1

Cascade Park Community Conversation

February 24 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Cascade Park Library, 600 NE 136th St, Vancouer, WA 98684

2

Camas Community Conversation

February 17 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Camas Public Library, 625 NE 4th Ave, Camas, WA 98607

3

Battle Ground Community Conversation

March 10 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Battle Ground Community Library, 1207 SE 8th Way, Battle Ground, WA 98604

4

La Center Community Conversation

March 3 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
La Center Community Center, 1000 E 4th St, La Center, WA 98629

5

Canvass for Kathy 18 LD Democrats Day of Action

February 24 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
H.B. Fuller Community Park, NW 139th St, Vancouver, WA 98685

Paid for by Committee to Elect Kathy Gillespie (D)
800 NE Tenney Rd., Ste. 110-345
Vancouver, WA 98685