HAPPY VALLEY, OR – Lori Chavez-DeRemer earned a key endorsement from the Oregon-Columbia Chapter of the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) for House District 51. The trade association is comprised of over 200 businesses, and is the leading voice for the electrical construction industry in Oregon.
“Lori has demonstrated a genuine interest to learn about the issues facing construction subcontractors,” said Tim Gauthier. “Her experience as Mayor and small business owner position her as a strong voice to sort out inconsistencies between the state and local regulations.”
In addition to her impressive record of bipartisanship as Mayor of Happy Valley, Chavez-DeRemer will work to ensure investments in career and technical education are aligned with the industry standards to provide students a seamless transition from high school into the workforce.
“I understand that businesses locate where they can find trained workers, and that makes vocational career training more than just an educational opportunity—it is our foundation to build a resilient economy,” Chavez-DeRemer said. “I’m honored to receive support from the National Electrical Contractors Association.”
Additionally, Lori grew up in a Union strong family. Her father, Richard Chavez, was a member of the Teamsters Union in Hanford, CA; thus, she understands the values of unions and the importance of belonging to one.
The National Electrical Contractors Association is the voice of the $160 billion electrical construction industry that brings power and light to communities across the country.
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