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Answers from Kevin Levy…

Can you share your thoughts on Oregon's crumbling infrastructure? Do you have any plans for things like improved roads and schools?

Thanks for the question, Megan.

As revenue comes into our state I want to make sure that those dollars will be allocated to projects that help to repair our crumbling infrastructure as well as build for the future of tomorrow.
I will be creating a specialized task-force to connect with all of the House District representatives from each Oregon county to find out what infrastructure projects are the most important and to be prioritized first. Transportation and water infrastructure are key to a smooth running system. Other items I want to see on my desk are education, health and recreation infrastructure, communication networks and of course the future of energy, Wind and Solar.

I want the best quality of life for my fellow Oregonians. That’s why I am running to be Oregon’s next governor and that it why addressing the issue of infrastructure will be a priority.

I want greater accountability for the way money is spent and greater input from communities about what they need. That is why I will be setting up a Power to the People direct administrative portal. Here, greater transparency will be available to Oregonians so that they will be able to understand what projects are happening with their tax dollars. Oregonians will also be able to advocate for their community’s most pressing needs.

 

This question came from M. Ferrell of Portland, Oregon.

I'm hopeful that we can get free WiFi to all of our communities, but especially to rural communities... do you have any thoughts on this issue?

Hi Megan, Thanks for this important question.

Having free WIFI across our entire state in todays age, especially in our rural communities is important as ever.
They are the highways to success.
One of the reasons why WIFI was not readily available was there weren’t enough potential customers in rural areas to entice internet service providers (ISPs) to invest in building those networks.

As our communities continue to grow it will definitely be a priority of mine to make sure that rural Oregon has fast and reliable WIFI and broadband service.
Through my many programs, making Oregon a destination attraction will help communities to grow and entice new ISPs.

Though WIFI and broadband are different we should note making sure all Oregonians have internet access is important to me.
Creating Wi-Fi hotspots throughout several populated rural areas is a great way to start.

Agriculture in rural areas may become one of the largest driving forces for broadband infrastructure which will include support and technical assistance. The Oregon Broadband Advisory Council / OBAC – 2020 is now in place to further the expansion of broadband.

This question came from M. Ferrell of Portland, Oregon.

What's your view on the second amendment? And how do you interpret it?

Hey Zachary,
You can read my view about guns in Oregon here: https://kevinlevyforgovernor.com/guns-in-oregon/

For something that was written over 200 years ago, everyone’s interpretation can take many forms. Even the courts have multiple viewpoints.
“A well REGULATED militia…” I feel the American people and some of government are trying their best to keep it regulated, exactly as the Second Amendment  states, but as long as the NRA and gun industries can donate millions to purchase unqualified politicians into office to speak on their behalf then the 2A will never be regulated. Times have greatly changed. Weapons have greatly changed. The laws have not.

I feel as long as a politician is receiving money from the NRA or gun industries they should be voided from voting on any laws or bills pertaining to those very industries.

This question came from Zachary in Eugene, Oregon.

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