Ron starts 2015 focused on boosting Oregon's economy

Senator Wyden kicked off 2015 by making it clear that his priority is to help Oregon’s working families see bigger paychecks.

At the 12th annual Oregon Leadership Summit, Ron spoke about the economic agenda for Oregon.  To him it, he boils down to five words: “bigger paychecks for working families.”

Much of Oregon’s economy is on an uptick, but too many Oregonians are still unemployed or underemployed. Ron detailed the five areas elected officials, and importantly himself, can focus on to meet Oregon’s economic challenges - technology, tough trade enforcement, tax reform, transportation and timber.

This year marks Ron’s 20th of fulfilling his long-time pledge to hold annual meetings in each of the state’s 36 counties. Since making his pledge at the start of his Senate service in 1996, Senator Wyden has now held 715 town halls throughout Oregon to hear what is on state residents’ minds and to discuss his own views on issues.

He held his first town hall of 2015 the day after New Year’s Day in Deschutes County in Bend and continued to hold town halls over the weekend. Town halls in the remaining Oregon counties will be scheduled throughout the year.