OCCUPATION: Abilitree employee
YEARS IN BEND: 31
PAST YEAR COUNCIL MEETING ATTENDANCE: None
PREVIOUSLY PLAYED FOR: Bend Parks and Rec, ARC Board as a self advocate, Deschutes County Council on Accessibility, Communications Representative for COTP (Central Oregon Transition Plus), BEAT (Bend Experimental Art Theater).
TOP THREE GOALS:
1) Fix the sidewalks for handicap access
2) Uplift the poor and have more affordable housing
3) More bang for the buck for taxpayers
ON MIRROR POND: I would like to keep Mirror Pond the same, since it is one of the centerpieces of Bend.
ON URBAN GROWTH BOUNDARY: I am unfamiliar with UGB.
ON VACATION RENTALS: I would like to see more vacation rentals, to bring more economy to Bend.
BEST OF BEND: The nice, friendly and generous people who live here.
WORST OF BEND: Progress on fixing our sidewalks for handicapped people.
FAVORITE MUSIC: [No answer]
SIMPSONS ALTER EGO: "I don't watch Simpsons too much, but I would have to say Mr. Burns. Just kidding, I like Barney on the episode when he was sober. He seemed very kind."
VOTE RICHARD BECAUSE: "I am the best person for the job because I have been a part of the community since 1983. I know a lot of people, and I can represent those who are commonly not heard or ignored."