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 in Battle Ground

Saturday, August 18, 10am-1pm

Sunday, August 19, 11am-2pm and 2-5pm

Battle Ground Safeway, 904 W Main St Battle Ground, WA 98604

2

Phone Bank for Kathy

Wednesday, August 22, 5-8pm

Wednesday, August 29, 4-7:30pm

Clark County Democrats, 10621 NE Coxley Dr Ste 101, Vancouver, Washington 98662

3

Canvass for Kathy in Washougal

Saturday, August 25, 10am-1pm, 1-4pm, and 4-7pm

Sunday, August 26, 11am-2pm and 2-5pm

Washougal Safeway, 3307 Evergreen Blvd, Bldg 5, Washougal 98671

4

Schauer Residence Meet & Greet

Thursday, September 6, 5-6:30pm

Schauer Residence, 2119 NW Lake Rd Camas, WA 98607

5

Camas Community Conversation

Monday, September 10, 6-7:30pm

Camas Public Library, 625 NE 4th Ave Camas, WA 98607

6

Menashe-Miller Residence Meet & Greet

Thursday, September 27, 5-7pm

6007 SE Riverside Dr, Vancouver, WA 98661

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