Central Oregon Elected Officials Endorse Tim Knopp for State Senate

Media Notification

To: All Media Date: March 20, 2012 Contact: Tim Knopp Phone: 541-408-5164

(Bend, OR.)—Tim Knopp, Former Oregon House Majority Leader and three-term State Representative, is running for state Senate, District 27. Knopp announced he’s received endorsements from the following elected and former elected officials;

State Representative Jason Conger State Representative Mike McLane State Representative Bill Garrard Deschutes County Commissioner Tammy Baney Former Deschutes County Sheriff Les Stiles Bend City Councilor, Scott Ramsay Mayor, City of La Pine, Ken Mulenex Former Mayor, City of Redmond, Ed Fitch Former Sisters City Councilor Jerry Bogart

Tim Knopp said, “I’m honored to have the endorsement and support from such a well respected group of elected and formerly elected officials. I’m committed to working as a seamless legislative team to achieve the best results for the benefit of the citizens of Deschutes County.”

Representative Jason Conger stated, “Tim Knopp and I have been friends for years and he’s a person of integrity. He set an example of how to lead and get results during his legislative service. Tim has been a consistent supporter of legislation to create jobs for Central Oregon and to reform PERS. I look forward to his support of these issues in the state Senate and believe we’ll all be more successful with his knowledge and expertise, along with his ability to build coalitions. Tim Knopp has my vote and support for State Senate”

“Tim Knopp is one of the best strategists in the Republican Party today and no one is more equipped to help Republicans gain seats in the Oregon Senate and House in 2012. You won’t find a more consistent voice for freedom and limited government. Tim helped me and many others get elected to the Oregon House and Senate and he has my support for State Senate,” said Representative Mike McLane.

Les Stiles, Retired Deschutes County Sheriff said, “I worked with Tim during my first term as Sheriff of Deschutes County from 2001 to 2004. At the time, Tim was serving as a Representative in the Oregon House. He was very active in supporting a number of positions that were critical or essential to Central Oregon. One of the areas I worked with him in 2003 was PERS reform. Tim asked me to join him on a committee in Salem to address PERS issues and reform. The composition of the committee and very polar opposite views that some brought to the group were challenging. Tim had the ability to bring about consensus and action without alienating many of those on the committee or in the House and Senate. His communication skills, listening skills and political ability resulted in moving forward on a very contentious issue. I feel confident that Tim will be the kind of leader we desperately need to send to Salem. Please join me in helping get Tim elected so we can move forward with the decisions and actions we need in this State and Central Oregon.”