“We must do what is necessary for all Oregonians to truly thrive, not just barely survive.”

– Jessica Gomez

“Let’s set aside rigid ideology and partisanship for practical, down to earth solutions. Creating an attractive business climate with jobs and employment opportunities for all across our state will be a priority.”

Jessica Gomez

Oregon's Economic Recovery

“Let’s set aside rigid ideology and partisanship for practical, down to earth solutions. Creating an attractive business climate with jobs and employment opportunities for all across our state will be a priority.”

Jessica Gomez

  • 1

    Strong regional economies should be our goal. Oregon’s next governor must understand and respect the differences between our rural and urban areas.

  • 2

    The downward spiral of our metro areas must be stopped. Creating more economic opportunities should be given top priority, not crippling taxes and regulation. Our downtown areas must be safe and affordable places to live, work, and to play.

  • 3

    Rural Oregon needs a governor who is a strong advocate for improved federal management of forest lands and allocates the necessary resources to strategically prevent wildfires.

  • 4

    Targeted investments in broadband, water, and transportation infrastructure are needed to ensure urban and rural communities can support growth in industries like bio-tech, advanced manufacturing, value added agriculture, craft food, and wood products.

  • 5

    Employers should be encouraged to offer at-work childcare. The state should classify employer-based childcare as a non-taxable benefit for both the employer and employee.

  • 6

    We must provide hands-on educational opportunities for Oregonians who have lost jobs so they can develop and grow careers that are the right fit for them.

“Oregon needs a re-boot. We will re-gain our footing when Oregon businesses and elected leaders come to the table to re-build respect and trust in each other. Jessica thinks outside the box, searching for ways to empower not control and regulate.”

Bev Clarno
Former Oregon Secretary of State, Former Oregon Senate Republican Leader, Former Speaker Oregon House of Representatives, Farmer & Rancher.

The Future of Our Children's Education

“We must raise our expectations for public education. Oregon students must have greater opportunities to build their academic skills as we emerge from the COVID 19 pandemic.”

Jessica Gomez

  • 1

    Parents should be given a choice of the public school best suited for their child, provided that school has space for that student in the classroom. Charter schools should be supported.

  • 2

    Implement K-12 instructor to student ratio standards for core academics like math, science and language arts. Extend the school year to allow students to continue building skills.

  • 3

    Our public education system is responsible for preparing students for a lifetime success. If a student graduates from our K-12 system and is required to take remedial courses at an Oregon public college, those courses should be provided at no cost to the student.

  • 4

    Align high school curriculum with regional workforce needs, and partner with industry associations to develop apprenticeships for high demand Oregon jobs. Students should have the opportunity to earn college credit for work experience, providing a path to higher education.

  • 5

    Implement a Universal College Credit Program where all college credits earned at any apprenticeship, community college or public university in Oregon can be transferred to any other Oregon public higher education institution.

“Our next governor must bring innovation and improvement to Oregon’s struggling education system. No student should be denied the opportunity to achieve their goals due to our state’s inability to change the status quo. Jessica is a forward thinker.”

Gabriel Braet, 2020 Oregon University Graduate

Public Safety and Policing

“All Oregonians, regardless of race or income, deserve to feel safe and secure in their neighborhoods, schools, downtown areas and city streets.”

Jessica Gomez

  • 1

    Oregon needs a governor who takes public safety seriously. We must have a system where the appropriate first responders are deployed, and the correct response is professionally executed for every public safety situation.

  • 2

    Untreated physical and mental illness, increased drug addiction, displaced children, and increased property crime will persist unless we shelter the homeless and provide coordinated treatment and counseling.

  • 3

    The issue of unsheltered homelessness is complex. We can solve this crisis by implementing a comprehensive plan paid for by reallocating existing dollars toward coordinated mental health and public safety infrastructure. Relying on local service providers to stitch together multiple small funding streams does not work and the outcomes are disappointing.

  • 4

    Statewide training and education standards for all law enforcement officers must be implemented. Better outcomes in crisis management, leadership skills and de-escalation techniques should be the goal.

  • 5

    We must provide targeted resources for continued education and mental health support for police and first responders.

“All Oregonians, regardless of race or income, deserve to feel safe and secure in their neighborhoods, schools, downtown areas and city streets.”

Jessica Gomez

“Law enforcement is an essential service to our communities. Jessica understands the frustration on both sides, but angry rhetoric must give way to proactive solutions. Training, support, accountability, and transparency will lead to better outcomes, restoring confidence and trust in our officers.”

Gregory A. Costanzo , 25-year police officer and military veteran