Meet Gregg

Updated: Apr 22

Who I am and why I'm running for Bend-La Pine School Board.



Most candidates running for political office like to dress up and show you their best side. So you might be wondering why I chose this photo of me working on a friend's house? Well, it's because that's who I am — a guy who's semi-retired but still loves to build things and isn't afraid to get my hands dirty. Perfect for the job.


With schools closed for almost a year due COVID-19, our children have lost critical education and development—both socially and academically—that will be very difficult to make up. Parents have also struggled significantly, losing employment, progression in their careers and much-needed income in the midst of the pandemic—a tragic course that cannot continue. The parents of school-aged children are at an impasse in Deschutes County and around the nation.


It is my decision to run for the Bend-La Pine School Board to make a meaningful difference and bring our children away from the brink. I am not a politician. In fact, this is the first community role I have ever sought. But at this time, I know it is right for me to take on the vital cause of supporting our schools, our parents, their children and our future.

It is my decision to run for the Bend-La Pine School Board to make a meaningful difference and bring our children away from the brink. After 25 years with General Motors, I love to teach to share my knowledge and expertise. For the last five years, I have been an instructor at the Small Business Development Center at COCC. I’m inspired to help others reach their full potential. And whether teaching children or adults, the desired outcome of education should be the same—producing smarter people equipped with the tools they need to achieve their own success. I also know that parents and educators must work together. In my family, I witnessed this in my own son who, with a learning disability, was able to overcome adversity by working closely with my wife and I to better understand his lessons from the day’s studies, comprehension that wasn’t fully realized in class.


I truly believe there are sensible solutions to the current challenges in education, and none so important as returning to consistent in-class learning for our children. I am not a politician. In fact, this is the first community role I have ever sought. But at this time, I know it is right for me to take on the vital cause of supporting our schools, our parents, their children and our future. Read more about Gregg

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