Tim Freeman has owned a Shell gas station in Roseburg since 1991. He has had dozens of employees over the years so he knows the issues facing employers today. In addition, in the highly regulated fuel business, Tim has had to deal with mountains of red tape to operate his business. Whether it is a land use issue or a Department of Environmental Quality issue, Tim has direct experience dealing with government interfering with his small business. Over 80% of the people in the state of Oregon are employed by small businesses. Tim wants to take his experience as a small business owner and apply it to future common sense proposals to make our job environment stronger and more efficient without all the government red tape.
1. Support requiring state agencies to justify administrative rules that affect small businesses.
2. Support business-friendly tax reforms to promote new investment and job creation.
3. Oppose tax and fee increases on small businesses and workers, including Democrat efforts to pass new payroll taxes and raise taxes on C Corporations.