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August 14, 2002

Candidate as listed by Oregon Secretary of State

R. Thomas (Tom) Butler (REPUBLICAN)

ONTARIO, OR 97914-0106
(541)889-3014(H), (541)889-7654(W)
Date filed: Jun 20, 2002 was Nominated
Qualified For Office: Yes
Fax: (541)889-4578
Web-Site: No Web-Site address specified.

Many thanks to Tom Butler for responding. The candidate did not answer yes, no, or undecided to the questions below. The candidate's response was limited to the quoted comments.

  1. In the 2003 Session, I will work to achieve Guaranteed Fairness for Injured Workers in the Legal Process.
  2. In the 2003 Session, I will work to achieve Getting Injured Workers Back to Safe, Living-wage Work
  3. In the 2003 Session, I will work to achieve Making Insurance Companies Accountable When They Don’t Pay Mandated Benefits to Injured Workers
  4. In the 2003 Session, I will work to achieve Making "Required Medical Exams" Fairer to Injured Workers
  5. In the 2003 Session, I will work to achieve Improving Disability Benefits for Workers Who Can't Return to Work

"Oregon House District #60 represents 25.15% of Oregon's land mass. I allocate only one and one-half days a week in the Ontario legislative office and the balance of my time in meetings in Salem and other cities in Malheur, Baker, Harney and Grant Counties. Your questionnaire has arrived in my Ontario office (with 17 others this week). Not wanting to appear insensitive to your cause, I called you to personally let you know that I would not be completing the forms for the Injured Workers Coalition. I attempt to use my time in our Ontario legislative office in meetings with constituents and answering those calls and e-mails where I can most effectively allocate Oregon's diminishing resources. Bill Garrard [HD56-R] is an excellent colleague and I'll trust his judgement to keep me focused on your issues. Thanks again for contacting me. I'm honored that you'd want my in-put."

Linked below is the briefing paper that went out, along with the survey, to all legislative and gubernatorial candidates and mid-term senators.

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