Former Parkrose Board Chair, Jamie Woods, Declares Candidacy for Oregon HD 45

Former Parkrose School Board Chair and HECC Commissioner James “Jamie” Woods will run in May 2018 primary for Oregon House District 45.

“Having another former legislative aide or former congressional staffer does not help us make good decisions.  We need chemists.  We need economists.  We need people that bring outside experience and can think differently about how to solve our problems.”

Jamie will run his campaign highlighting his experience in education policy and energy conservation, focusing on the whole district -- not just the parts West of 82nd avenue -- as well as his extensive background in budgets and program evaluation.

“I’m very concerned about the proposed Cap and Trade bill. It is a complex issue.  The current bill is missing all the critical details-- it delegates filling in those details to three boards and the only clear detail in the bill, is that it allows the utilities to sell our air back to us.”

Jamie is an Assistant Professor of Economics at Portland State University, specializing in  conservation behavior and a contract negotiator for his union, PSU-AAUP.  He and his wife Allison Newman-Woods are 18-year residents of the Parkrose Heights Neighborhood and have, combined, three adult children, Nicholas, Joshua and Brianna.

Prior Governmental and Non-Profit Experience

Higher Education Coordinating Commission, State of Oregon

Commissioner, 2012 - 2013

Parkrose Board of Education, Position #5

Chairman, 2007 - 2010, 2012 - 2013

Vice Chairman, 2005 - 2007, 2012

Director, 2005 - 2013

Parkrose School District Budget Committee

Ex Officio Member, 2005 - 2013

Position #3, 2005

Parkrose Educational Foundation

Liaison from Parkrose Board of Education, 2005 - 2007, 2012 - 2013

Board Member, 2004-2005

Oregon School Boards Association, Position #19

Director, 2011 - 2013

Textbook Affordability Work Group (Oregon HB 4058), Higher Education Coordinating Commission

Chairman 2012

College and Career Ready Outcomes, Indicators and Measures Work group, Oregon Department of Education

Member, 2011 -  2012

Education Cabinet, City of Portland and Multnomah County

Member, 2008 - 2010

Multnomah County, Central Citizen Budget Advisory Committee

Member, 2006 - 2009

Multnomah County, Human Services, Citizen Budget Advisory Committee

Member, 2007 - 2009

Multnomah County, School and Community Partnerships, Citizen Budget Advisory Committee (Merged with Human Services)

Chairman, 2006 - 200

Member, 2006 - 2007