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Statesman Journal mini-questionnaire for 2010 Primary Election Your name: Evan D.

White Age: 72 Political party: Non-partisan office Position you are seeking: Salem City Councilor, Ward 7 I plan to attend the editorial board meeting scheduled for: 11 AM. Wednesday, April 25 Number of years living in the area you seek to represent: 40 years Are you a full-time resident of that area: Yes City/town of residence: Salem, Oregon Family: Wife: Patricia A. White. Six grown children, none of whom live with us: sons Calvin and Conrad; stepdaughters: Debra, Lori, Karen, and Kathi. Education: BA Economics, Claremont McKenna College, 1961 MA Economics, University of California at Berkeley, 1964 MBA Finance, Wharton School of Finance and Commerce, University of Pennsylvania, 1970 Current occupation/employer: Retired

Employment, military and volunteer history: Oregon Public Utility Commission 1972-98 Last Position: Manager, Capital Analysis and Audits Evans Products Company, Portland Oregon, 1969-72 Last Position: Economic Analyst Wells Fargo Bank, San Francisco, California, 1967-68 Last Position: Junior Portfolio Analyst U.S. Army Finance Officer (1st Lt.), Stuttgart, Germany, 1964-66 University of Maryland 1965-66 (overseas campus in Germany for US military), Lecturer in Economics. Currently serve as Land Use Chair, Sunnyslope Neighborhood Association Regularly attended meetings of the Land Use Network (of neighborhood land use chairs) until the meetings were discontinued Ive attended, as an observer, almost all meetings of the Citys Uniform Development Code Advisory Committee, in anticipation that their work will go to City Council. Ive also attended, as an observer, nearly all public meetings of the County/Transit Districts Courthouse Square Advisory Committee. For the past ten years, I have worked as an AARP TaxAide, assisting seniors and low income with their tax returns I have mentored at risk youth through Salem-Keizer Schools, and also through the Northgate Learning Center (operated by Catholic Community Services). Served as Treasurer of First Congregational Church, Salem, for six years, where I helped install a new accounting system. Please list all public offices to which youve been elected, and when: None Please list any unsuccessful candidacies for public office, and when: None Other prior political and government experience: None How the public can reach your campaign

Mail address: Evan for Council 4742 Liberty Road S., #347 Salem, OR 97302-5037 E-mail address: Web-site URL: None Phone: None (that I wish to be published) Fax: None Number of Salem City Council meetings you have attended in 2012: Probably about six. Ive tried to attend every meeting since I filed for this position. Number of Salem City Council meetings you attended in 2011: Several, I do not recall how many. 1. Why did you decide to run for this office? I cant think of a better way to give back to my community. Ive lived in Salem for 40 years, raised my children here, and plan to continue living here. I used my education to benefit the people of Oregon during my 27-year career with the Oregon PUC, and Id like to do the same for my home city. Many skills I used at the PUC are transferrable to municipal finance. Id like to see Salem weather the current economic challenges and continue to be a great place to work, live, and raise a family. 2. How much will your primary campaign cost? I expect to spend about $3,000. 3. Key endorsements you have received: Mike Kane, my former supervisor at the PUC, has endorsed me and his statement will appear on the Marion County Voters Pamphlet.

4. Have you ever been convicted of a crime, been disciplined by a professional licensing board/organization or had an ethics violation filed against you? No 5. Have you ever filed for bankruptcy, been delinquent on your taxes or other major accounts, or been sued personally or professionally? Ive never filed for bankruptcy or been delinquent on taxes or major accounts. My former wife sued for divorce 32 years ago (and Ive been happily re-married for the past 30 years). I do have a pending case before the Oregon Court of Appeals, asking whether the City of Salem properly interpreted and enforced its comprehensive plan and ordinances by allowing an unsafe excavation that creates a slide risk for my property. 6. Why should people vote for you? What separates you from your opponents? Be specific. Im retired and would have the time to listen and respond to my constituents. I am skilled at determining when private benefit occurs at public expense. I have no commercial real estate investments or potential conflicts of interest that would require me to recuse myself. I believe in evidence-based decision-making. I know the importance of asking the right questions, doing my homework, listening to all points of view, and working cooperatively with others. 7. What are the three most important issues you would address if elected? A. Help the City adapt to projected budget deficits by looking for cost savings and possible ways to replace lost revenue. There may be more efficient ways to deliver services, and Id like to review and better understand our relationships with the three other government agencies that serve the 391,000 residents in the Salem Area. Id also like to lobby for changes in state laws that would benefit Salem. B. I want to help the City adopt more resident and business friendly development codes. Ive attended almost all meetings of the Uniform Development Code Advisory Committee meetings to gain a better understanding of what city government can do to encourage development that would benefit everyone in the city. Id like to encourage staff to continue to complete the UDC project, and then address any remaining policy issues. C. As an experienced researcher, Id like to think creatively about ways to improve our local economy1 Salem competes globally and with 366 other U.S. metropolitan statistical areas. Economic development means an influx of new cash, and not redistributing cash as when one store or restaurant closes and is replaced by another. 8. What do you see as other important issues?

My work at the PUC was recognized nationally and led to my election as Chair, Research Advisory Committee, National Regulatory Research Institute, Ohio State University.

With ever-higher gasoline costs, Salem needs an in-fill development strategy, and it needs to improve its walk/bike network and public transportation. Lacking weekend bus service, a portion of our population is stranded during the weekend, unable to either shop or work at retail and other jobs. This negatively affects property values and our livability. Potential employers and retirees are more likely to locate in Portland, Corvallis and Eugene which offer more complete public transportation. 9. What magazines, newspapers and Web publications do you regularly read to keep upon the news and developments in your areas of interest? Every day I read the Statesman Journal and the Oregonian. Frequently I buy the Sunday New York Times. I also read Time, Backpacker, and National Parks. 10. Any skeletons in your closet or other potentially embarrassing information that you want to disclose before it comes up in the campaign? No. Please remember that as a heavy-hitter for PUC staff for 27 years, the major utilities and some customer groups would have loved to have found a skeleton in my closet.