About Jeff

Jeff Gudman has lived in Lake Oswego for over 34 years and is proud of our great schools, clean water and community spirit. He’s running for City Council because he believes that if we want to continue to live in such a great place, we need people who are experienced leaders and who know our community. Jeff wants to ensure that our long-term community goals are being met and that we hold the line on higher taxes as long as possible while continuing to fund essential public services like police and fire protection.

QUALIFICATIONS

OCCUPATION

Businessman, Investor

OCCUPATIONAL BACKGROUND

Financial Analyst – Hyster Co.; Controller – Magnetech; Treasurer – Oregon Natural Gas Development; Private Investor

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND

Pomona College, B.A., Economics; University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School of Business, M.B.A., Finance and Management

PRIOR GOVERNMENTAL EXPERIENCE

Chair and Member – Lake Oswego Budget Committee
Chair – Lake Oswego Shuttle Transit Advisory Committee
Member – Lake Oswego – West Linn Aquatic Facility Task Force
Member – West End Building Task Force

OTHER VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE

Member – Good Samaritan/Emanual Foundation
Former Executive Committee Vice President & Treasurer, U.S.A. Swimming
Former Chair – Northwest Pilot Project – Housing for poor and elderly
Former Member – Portland Area Council of Campfire
Former Chair – Lake Oswego Neighborhood Action Coalition (LONAC)
Former Chair – Financial Executive International – Portland Chapter
Former Chair – Northwest Pilot Project – Housing for the Poor and Elderly

ENDORSED BY THE PROFESSIONAL FIREFIGHTERS ASSOCIATION OF CLACKAMAS COUNTY

ENDORSED BY CITIZENS FOR LOCAL ACCOUNTABILITY-LAKE OSWEGO

COLA-LO interviewed City Council candidates individually to determine how their beliefs and values aligned with the Core Values. The interviews showed two distinct positions on local government and the need to grow local government (and your taxes and fees).  The positions represented two radically different visions of our future. One position is to spend current resources, add to our debt load, and to significantly increase density to support larger local government with more fees-taxes. The other position is to restore the community to fiscal responsibility by listening to the needs of citizens, completing projects, advocating for lower fees-taxes, and accepting that Lake Oswego is a mature community.

The latter position conforms to the core values of this community and will lead us into the future, which is why we endorse Jeff Gudman.