I am running for Congress because the federal government is out of control and threatening our freedom and prosperity. If civic-minded people can agree on nothing else, they ought to be able to agree that the federal government has made a mess out of most of the policy initiatives that extend beyond traditional constitutional powers, and that many of these policies ought to be set at the state level. We need a revolution in governmental structure, with radical decentralization, radical simplification, and increased accountability. Long-term incumbents like my opponent seem incapable of even understanding the structural problems they create by never pruning the tree of government.
I received my A.B. degree in physics from Harvard College in 1981, my J.D. from Yale Law School in 1985, and my M.B.A. from Yale School of Management also in 1985. I am a partner in the Portland, Oregon law firm of Murphy & Buchal LLP. Representing citizens in a wide variety of disputes with the government has given me a keen understanding of how to improve government.
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