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Oregonians for Food and Shelter

September 26, 2016

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09/26/16
MEDIA CONTACT: Laura, 503-551-2037; laura@lauramorettfororegon.com

Oregonians for Food and Shelter
Endorses Laura Morett for State Representative in House District 20

SALEM – Laura Morett has received the endorsement of the Oregonians for Food and Shelter as their choice for state representative HD 20. House district 20 includes Monmouth, Independence and parts of west and south Salem. “Receiving the endorsement of an organization that represents the individuals who daily pour their lives into producing the food and fiber we need at the same time protecting our vast agricultural lands is humbling,” said Laura.

The mission of Oregonians for Food and Shelter is to provide the public with education regarding the safe usage and importance of pesticides, fertilizers and biotechnology. True stewards to the environment, their farm and forest partners are professionals seeking to provide safe, high quality and affordable food and fiber products for Oregon and beyond by using all available tools judiciously and lawfully. Not only do they strive for the safety of the public, they seek to create a safe and sustainable environment.

Having grown up on a farm in Shaw, Oregon, Laura knows firsthand the importance of hard work and supporting your neighbors. “My father taught us that if there was a problem, grab your gloves, put on your boots and go fix it. And this is the attitude I have and will take to the Legislature,” said Morett.

Laura Morett is a lifetime Oregonian and lives in Salem with her husband Dan. They have three children and two grandchildren. Laura has worked in the legal field as well as help her husband manage their small business – Morett Construction.

What You Don’t Know

September 23, 2016

Sometimes you show up for a meeting or event as requested not knowing exactly how things will pan out. Well that happened to me last Wednesday evening at what was entitled: ‘City Hall Week League of Oregon Cities.’ As it ended up I came away having a much deeper understanding and appreciation for our city government and the good citizens that serve in these elected positions.

Cathy Clark, City of Keizer Mayor and Craig Honeyman, League of OR Cities Legislative Director hosted a meeting of city mayors, council men and women and respective city managers, along with incumbents and candidates for various house and senate seats in the state legislature. Along with a handful of interested citizens the League presented its legislative priorities for the 2017 session. (I was especially proud of my City of Salem Mayor Anna Peterson and our City Manager Steve Powers who took the time to attend.)

There are some common themes in the priorities presented: no new issues, all are riddled with complicated interwoven rules and regulations and all of them need amending and adjustment in order to allow cities to serve their citizens quickly, efficiently and economically. No easy quick answers to the issues of property tax reform, recreational immunity, transportation and PERS.

We are in need of leadership that will address these issues at the state level in turn easing the burden on our local municipalities who are the direct delivery on so many of the laws enacted by your elected officials. I will be that common sense leadership looking at legislation that will lessen the regulations on small businesses, restore local control to our schools, control spending by providing incentives not handouts and most importantly collaborate across party lines and focus on solutions not partisanship.

If you agree that a change in leadership needs to be made in House District 20 then please clink on the “Join Me” at the top of this page to help. Thank you.

Keeping the faith,

Laura Signature Black Best

Morett has common sense, firsthand experience

September 23, 2016

As published in the Statesman Journal-

The myriad of business-killing regulations that the Oregon Legislature is forcing on Oregon businesses must stop. Legislation such as sick pay leave, the minimum wage increase and “ban the box” are going to result in fewer jobs for everyone.

The proposed predictive scheduling legislation that will add the burden of forcing small business to guarantee particular hours to an employee regardless of fluctuations in the business’ need for these employees will put a stranglehold on employers in this state.

Laura Morett has the common sense and firsthand experience as the owner of a small business to know what is reasonable and what is not. Our representatives need to understand what it means to sign the front of a paycheck and to be responsible for another’s livelihood.

Please join me in voting for Laura Morett for state representative in November.

Karen Kimball, Salem

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September 20, 2016

 

Morett believes in, will support ‘we the people’

September 20, 2016

As published in the Statesman Journal-

Over a significant number of years, I have had the opportunity to support and vote for many qualified candidates.

However, in many instances, despite their solid positions and convincing promises of doing “we the people” good, they failed to perform — legislating more for the “good of government” than “we the people.”

This time around, I have come upon a survivor, Laura Morett, a solid individual who believes in the lives of people and is very sensitive to the realities of our times.

She understands that small businesses are the lifeline of our economy. She believes that education starts with the parent and that our educators should teach, not indoctrinate. She believes that our seniors should be treated with dignity and that our veterans should be honored and cared for.

Look around. What do you see in our current representation? I see more legislating for the benefit of more government and more cradle-to-grave entitlements. I believe that your primary right is to breath.

What have you got to lose? Vote for Laura Morett in House District 20.

Dwane Brenneman, Salem

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Laura Morett Named in First Round of RSLC’s National Races to Watch

September 19, 2016

Salem – Republican State Leadership Committee (RSLC) debuted the first round of its “16 in ’16: Races to Watch.” Comprised of the RSLC’s Future Majority Project (FMP) and Right Women, Right Now (RWRN) candidates running for state-level office around the country this year. The list recognizes rising stars in the party who represent the full diversity and depth of our electorate. The RSLC’s FMP and RWRN initiatives aim to identify, recruit and support women candidates at the state level.

RWRN Co-Chair and Iowa Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds stated of this first round of candidates: “I am thrilled to see such a strong slate of accomplished and qualified women candidates vying to represent the GOP in state-level office this fall. Because of initiatives like RWRN, this number continues to grow yearly. In fact, this cycle, RWRN shattered its goal of recruiting and identifying over 500 potential women candidates. Many of those brilliant women are on this list today, and I am honored to stand with them.”

Laura Morett, candidate for HD20 is the first of Oregonian candidates to be named. House district 20 includes Monmouth, Independence and parts of west and south Salem. In response to the news Laura said “I am excited and encouraged by this national recognition. It is an honor and I look forward to working hard for the constituents in House District 20.”

An accomplished small business owner, Laura is a lifetime Oregonian, and has also worked in the legal field further qualifying her as a well-rounded candidate ready to bring common sense leadership to the Oregon state capitol. She lives in Salem with her husband Dan. They have three children and two grandchildren.

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