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

Camas First Fridays with Camas Progressives

Friday, July 6, 5-8pm; Friday, August 3, 5-8pm

In front of Rushing Water Yoga, 417 NE Birch St, Camas, Washington 98607

2

Ridgefield 4th of July Parade

Wednesday, July 4, 10am-1pm

Abrams Park, Ridgefield, WA, 98642

3

Phone Bank for Kathy

Thursday, July 5, 5-8pm

Wednesday, July 11, 5-8pm

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

4

Canvass for Kathy in Battle Ground

Saturday, July 7, 10am-1pm, 1-4pm, 4-7pm

Sunday, July 8, 10am-1pm, 1-4pm, 4-7pm

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

5

Battle Ground Community conversation

Tuseday, July 17, 6:30-7:30pm

1207 SE 8th Way, Battle Ground, Washington 98604

6

Retired Public Employees Candidate Forum

July 19 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Clark Public Utilities, 1200 Fort Vancouver Way, Public Room, Vancouver, WA 98663

7

Clark County Democratic Women Canvass

Saturday, July 21, 11:30am-3pm

Laborers Union Hall, 2212 NE Andresen Rd, Vancouver, Washington 98661

8

Granat Residence Meet & Greet

Sunday, July 22, 5-7pm

2386 36th St, Washougal, WA 98671

9

Rep. Monica Stonier VIP Canvass for Kathy

Tuesday, July 24, 5-7:45pm

Felida Community Park, 3798 NW 122nd St, Vancouver, WA 98685

10

Koi Pond Winery Fundraiser

Tuesday, July 31, 5:30-7:30pm

Koi Pond Winery, 24211 NE 41st Ave, Ridgefield, WA 98642

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