Tim Knopp for State Senate Reports Raising Over $100,000 in Four Weeks

To: All MediaDate: April 10, 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 today he’s received cash, pledges and in-kind contributions of over $100,000 in just four weeks for his state senate campaign. “It’s a great start and I look forward to getting my message of jobs, freedom and limited government out to voters in Senate District 27,”said Knopp.

Tim Knopp said, “I’m honored to have the contributions and support from so many individuals and small business associations in such a short period of time. It’s clear voters want to have a choice in this primary.  The support I’ve received so far has been incredible. Republican voters want to vote for conservatives they can trust and my candidacy gives them that choice.”

Knopp stated, “My top priority is helping small businesses create more private sector jobs to get Central Oregon’s struggling economy moving again. We need leadership on job creation. I will maintain my focus and leadership on jobs until all Central Oregonians that want a job have job.”

Knopp has a track record in the legislature of supporting small business, reforming PERS, and opposing unnecessary regulation and tax increases. He led the effort 10 years ago to insure liberal politicians couldn’t get their hands on taxpayer’s Kicker refunds.