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It was an honor to serve as State Representative for Oregon’s 2017 Legislative Session. This session was intense — the inner workings of state government are challenging when serving in the minority party. I am proud to represent people in House District 56 located from Keno to Lakeview.
Fortunately, I went to Salem with two important tools: principles and courage. I cast 249 No votes on the House Floor (second most) and never missed a floor vote. I was one of only two legislators out of 90 in the House and Senate, who made this accomplishment. It is an important job, that requires an incredible amount of time, energy and mindshare — a job which I take very seriously.
Below is a brief summary of the session.
Klamath Falls, OR — E. Werner Reschke is proud to receive the endorsement from the Oregon Firearms Federation PAC for State Representative. As an NRA member, Werner is delighted to win the support from Oregon’s leading 2nd Amendment rights organization.
“Werner Reschke is exactly who we need in Salem to protect our gun rights. He will stand firm to ensure our 2nd Amendment rights are not further attacked and work to restore the rights we have lost under one party rule.”
—Kevin Startett, Director Oregon Firearms Federation PAC
Klamath Falls, OR — The Taxpayer Association of Oregon has endorsed E. Werner Reschke for State Representative. The Taxpayer Association of Oregon is one of the lead organizations fighting against Ballot Measure 97, a proposed $3 billion/year sales tax on Oregon’s most successful businesses.
In response to the endorsement, Mr. Reschke said,
“From the moment I first learned about Ballot Measure 97 I was opposed to the idea of yet another tax on Oregon businesses. As a business owner I know Ballot Measure 97 is exactly the wrong thing to do in order to create an environment where Oregon businesses can succeed and therefore create more jobs for Oregonians. The problem in Salem is not on the revenue side of the ledger but on the cost and spending side. This ballot measure does nothing to address the root cause to Salem’s fiscal problems. Instead Ballot Measure 97 only encourages more tax-and-spend behavior.
May 2, 2016
For Immediate Release
Klamath Falls, OR — State Representative Gail Whitsett has written a letter of endorsement for Republican Candidate E. Werrner Reschke. The following endorsement was sent to Reschke’s campaign:
After having worked at the Oregon Legislature for 12 years, serving for two of those terms, it is clear that those who represent rural Oregon need to be willing to have solid fiscal and social conservative values to offset the extremely liberal progressive socialist agenda of the majority Democrat party. From my own experience, I have found that the majority party leaders respect those who come to Salem and represent their constituencies, and who speak with loud, strong voices and vote accordingly. Those who will represent the Eastern Oregon Counties should possess the following abilities: stand firm for what they believe; be unyielding in their beliefs that private property and water rights are paramount to the people – not the state; fight every day for the rural way of life; not succumb to altering laws on drugs, demand that their rural schools, community colleges and universities be included equally in the state budget; work toward the goals of agriculture and small businesses being treated fairly and try to remove the myriad of over regulation which is strangling our small town economies.
Klamath Falls, OR — Oregon Firearms Federation has endorsed E. Werner Reschke for State Representative #56. The Oregon Firearms Federation (OFF) is Oregon’s only no-compromise gun rights organization. OFF’s mission is to protect gun owners’ rights in Oregon and the United States.
E. Werner Reschke is a strong advocate of the second amendment and gun ownership rights. The following endorsement was sent to Reschke’s campaign:
The Oregon Firearms Federation Political Action Committee is pleased to endorse Werner Reschke for House District 56.
March 29, 2016
For Immediate Release
Klamath Falls, OR — Oregon Right To Life has endorsed E. Werner Reschke for State Representative #56. Oregon Right To Life is a non-profit organization that advocates for the most vulnerable human beings whose right to life is denied or abridged under current law.
E. Werner Reschke is a long-time advocate for Oregon Right To Life. The following endorsement was sent to Reschke’s campaign: