Wade McLaren, Republican

Candidate for:  State Representative – 49th Legislative District – Position 2New candidate for this position.
Campaign website: http://mclaren49-2.com/Age: 55

Summary Analysis:  Wade McLaren is definitely running because of his dismay with the current political culture of ever growing and inefficient government–as are many new candidates this year.  A key statement from his candidate website says: “I am a liberty-minded Constitutional Republican; it is very important to go back to our Founders’ thoughts on the Constitution; to limit / reduce the scope of government in our city, county, state, country.”  Even though it is a difficult proposition for a conservative like Wade McLaren to be elected in the 49th Legislative District, it is good this clear messaging is being seen.   Wade McLaren has a 63% composite score.  See details about score in the composite score matrix.

Campaign manager and team:  Self directed campaign with volunteer

Wade McLaren
Wade McLaren

Education – higher:  Portland Community College

Relevant work experience:  Wade McLaren has established long term success in his business.   Wade McLaren and 2 other partners purchased Blue Bird Moving and Storage in 1983, grew the firm from 6 full-time employees to more than 53.  Wade ascended through the firm, beginning as a mover, truck driver, warehouseman, trainer, packer, international move coordinator, sales manager, VP of Sales, VP of Operations and finally taking over as President.

Organizations and community involvement:  Active in 6 area Chambers, Rotary International (club Rotarian of the year in 1996), and graduated from Leadership Clark County training (1994).

Donation analysis:  Wade McLaren has raised very little money for his campaign.  However this may not be an immediate obstacle as he may make it through the primary since he is competing with another Republican candidate who is not considered stronger overall.  He could then have the opportunity to change this financial issue for the general election campaign.    How to review donations.

Time in area:  31 years

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

Candidate website Candidate http://mclaren49-2.com/
BalletPedia BalletPedia https://ballotpedia.org/Wade_McLaren
Candidate Facebook page Facebook https://www.facebook.com/wade.mclaren
Linked-in profile Linked in http://tinyurl.com/zqnxqnv
CVTV – Election 2016: Primary Video Voters’ Guide (07-07-16) (in interface scroll down and click the candidate’s name) CVTV http://www.cvtv.org/vid_link/18222



Original analysis:  July 2016  Updated: None.


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