Christine Drazan is a fourth generation Oregonian who is running for the Oregon House of Representatives to improve high school graduation rates and reform the state’s spending and budgeting process. She has seen up close the need for reform, having served in positions at the local, county and state level.
In the 1990’s and early 2000’s Drazan was a top staffer to Republican leaders in the legislature but has since focused her time helping in local schools and working with small businesses and non-profits statewide. She and her husband Dan live in rural Clackamas County between Canby and Oregon City with their three children.
Christine is proud to have worked in the Oregon Legislature in the golden days of Republican majorities in the House and Senate. There, she worked to defend Republican majorities on the campaign trail and serve Republican agendas in the Legislative Session. From serving as the executive director of the party’s campaign arm in the House to Chief of Staff to the House Majority Leader and Speaker of the House, she spent time in the trenches—doing the work she loved with people she respected. All while serving the interest of Oregonians.
In addition to her many volunteer activities, Christine was appointed to serve on the Canby School District Budget Committee and is currently serving on the Clackamas County Planning Commission. She has also served on the board of her local PTA, worked to establish a student council at her children’s school as well as a Kid Governor civics program in response to Secretary of State Dennis Richardson’s call to improve civics education in our schools.
Professionally, Christine is the Executive Director of a statewide nonprofit that supports the preservation of Oregon’s history and culture. She is a proud graduate of George Fox University. In her free time she enjoys traveling and adventuring with her family on Oregon’s rivers and beaches or hiking and camping in our state and national parks.
I will fight for safeguards to control unnecessary growth of government, while holding government accountable to the public they serve.
Cut Red Tape
I want to kick open the door of opportunity, by limiting unnecessary regulations that hurt our local economy. I will oppose efforts that pursue liberal political agendas at the expense of families and jobs
Protect Tax Cuts
Republican tax cuts were a hard fought victory. I will fight efforts to erode the benefits of tax cuts and will work to protect Oregon taxpayers. I will hold government accountable—protecting “kicker” refunds and cutting waste.
Consumer-Focused Health Care
With rising premiums and shrinking benefits, many families are forced to spend their family budgets on insurance that doesn’t meet their needs. Competition is not driving costs down in the market because of heavy handed regulations and one-size fits all mandates. Families are paying more for less every year. It’s time for reforms that put patients first.
Protect Our Constitutional Rights
I am a strong supporter of our Second Amendment rights. I consider the right to bear arms an individual right that is fundamental to our freedom.
As a parent with three children in our public schools, I have seen skyrocketing expenses and politically motivated mandates put the squeeze on core curriculum and inflate class sizes. We must do better. I will push for reforms that reduce dropout rates and give parents and students the tools to help the next generation succeed in the real world.
Christine Drazan – Republican for State Representative website