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

Canvass for Kathy in Washougal

Saturday May 26 11am-2pm, Sunday May 27 1pm-4pm

Washougal Safeway Parking Lot, 3307 Evergreen Blvd, Bldg 5 Washougal, WA 98671

2

Ferguson-Gross Residence Fundraiser

Saturday May 26, 2-4pm

769 K St, Washougal, WA 98671

3

Canvass for Kathy in Camas

Saturday June 2 11am-2pm, Sunday June 3 1pm-4pm

Camas Safeway Parking Lot, 800 NE 3rd Ave, Camas, Washington 98607

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