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Recognized from his youth as a servant-leader, Terry is a great fit for the role of State Representative for the people of Troutdale, Wood Village and Fairview,  as well as parts of Northeast Gresham, Northeast Portland and a portion of Rockwood.  


Terry was recognized as an all-conference athlete while holding multiple student offices during his high school career and has been honored by The Daughters of the American Revolution for qualities of dependability, service, leadership, and patriotism at home, at school and in his community.  He received scholarships to attend Illinois Wesleyan University and graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sociology. He later earned a Master’s Degree from Western Seminary. 


Terry has the ability to engage his community in addressing important community concerns. He worked with the City of Troutdale, local businesses and the surrounding communities to establish The Troutdale SummerFest as a means of building community support for developing what was then the undeveloped north side of Troutdale’s Main Street. In 1999 Terry was recognized by the community as Troutdale’s Citizen of the Year.

Terry brings perspective to difficult issues and works to achieve positive outcomes to complicated problems. He has worked with businesses and nonprofits helping them develop training venues for leadership development and processes for redesigning their organizational systems for efficiency and profitability.   


Terry is a strong advocate for the business community and economic development. He has helped individuals start their own businesses as full charge bookkeepers and incorporated his current business in 2006 equipping small businesses and nonprofits in the management of their profitability and net worth.  


Terry’s commitment to educational excellence and workforce development is reflected in eight years as a Business Advisor and Instructor with the Small Business Development Center at Mt. Hood Community College. He was also recognized for eight years of outstanding contribution and instruction by the East Metro Association of Realtors.


Terry and his wife, Amy, live in Troutdale. They share three adult daughters, a son and a son-in-law.





Witnessing the heartbreaking impact of homelessness in his own community and the encroachment of homeless camps on public spaces like the 1000 Acres park, Terry is dedicated to prioritizing solutions to this problem.  Drawing from his background in community leadership and collaboration, Terry will work to support individuals, families and children to ensure they have access to safe and stable living environments.



Having seen evidence of drug use in his own neighborhood, Terry is acutely aware of the urgency in addressing crime and drug abuse.  His daughter's relocation out-of-state due to her own safety concerns underscores the necessity of finding effective, community-based solutions to this problem.  Terry’s experience in organizational management and community engagement, will be a huge asset in devising strategies that foster safer neighborhoods and provide support for those affected by these issues.



Focused on enhanced proficiency levels and reinstating graduation requirements, Terry recognizes the critical role education plays in shaping our future. Leveraging his background in leadership development and education, Terry will advocate for policies that promote academic excellence, accountability, and family involvement. Additionally, he supports the presence of School Resource Officers to establish positive relationships and address the underlying challenges facing students.



Working as a business coach has taught Terry the importance of fiscal responsibility and its impact on both businesses and families. Drawing from his experience, he will advocate in Salem for policies that lessen financial burden while fostering economic growth.



Having worked for eight years as an advisor and an instructor at a small business development center and supporting small businesses with his own business, Terry recognizes the significance of providing essential support and resources to entrepreneurs.  Real-life training and workforce development initiatives are essential to empowering aspiring small business owners that are the backbone of our economy. Terry will advocate for policies that nurture their growth and sustainability.


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