Jerry Oliver, Republican

Candidate for:  State Representative – Legislative District 17, Position 1.New candidate for this position.
Campaign website: 75

Summary Analysis:  Jerry Oliver’s work history and background are solid for preparing him to be able to understand and work toward reasonable solutions to issues that come before the State of Washington legislature.  His ability to deal with the political dimension to matters (which is usually overrides practical matters) has recently come into question.  This point of view is based on recent political alliances Mr. Oliver has chosen to emphasize.  These alliance definitely put a cloud over his true resolve and ability to effectively push back to the big-government culture in the Washington state legislature.  At 75 he is reaching a typical age that most legislators start to loose the energy and ability to make real progress–especially reformers to ever growing big-government, which in our view are highly valued.   Jerry Oliver has a 73% composite score.  See details about score in the composite score matrix.

Campaign manager and team:  Apparently self run with volunteers.

Jerry Oliver
Jerry Oliver

Education – higher:  University of Michigan and earned a degree in Economics specializing in finance.

Relevant work experience:  Business career spans over 20 years in medical sales and nearly 20 years of self employment in the financial industry.  Port of Vancouver Commissioner since 2007.

Organizations and community involvement:  Current Vancouver Port commissioner, Riverridge Neighborhood Association

Donation analysis:  Candidate’s fundraising is far below that of the competition.  His own personal contributions are about 60% of his campaign funds.    How to review donations.

Time in area:  20+ years

Background for candidate: The following links have been chosen as they contain background information readers may find useful.

Candidate website Candidate
Oliver running for 17th Legislative District seat The Columbian
Oliver joins Probst, Wilson in 17th District race The Reflector
Lessons learned from Oregon oil-train accident (Opinion by Jerry Oliver) Seattle Times
Vancouver port commissioners may have violated public meetings rules The Columbian
Vancouver Port Gives Oil Companies What They Want — More Time OPB
CVTV – Election 2016: Primary Video Voters’ Guide (07-07-16) (in interface scroll down and click the candidate’s name) CVTV



Original analysis: July 2016  Updated: None.


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