Jamie’s values are Oregon values.
“We the People of the United States, in order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.”
What is the role and responsibility of government? Jamie believes that the role of the government is to work in partnership with other sectors of our society to provide the physical and social infrastructure necessary for folks to care for their families and communities. She often says, “Government needs to know when to help out, and when to get out of the way.” She believes that the government has a responsibility to do this work in a way that builds public trust in our representative system. Using the Preamble to the Constitution of the United States as a basis, Jamie has identified three primary areas of government responsibility that she has adopted as her policy goals:
- Ensure safety from internal conflict and external attack,
- Create and enforce just laws, and
- Provide a physical and social infrastructure for healthy families, individuals, and economy.