AOI PAC Chair:
Dan Harmon, Hoffman Corporation
AOI PAC Manager:
J.L. Wilson, Vice President
Mission: A coalition of Oregon companies committed to building pro-growth, pro-business political leadership in Oregon.
A coalition of interest groups that don’t reflect the best interests of Oregon’s citizens and its business community is currently setting the statewide agenda. The result is a statewide unemployment rate that consistently exceeds the federal rate and family incomes that are nearly 10% lower than the national average.
Oregon business lacks a reliable governing majority on core business issues that increase employment, wages and prosperity for all Oregonians.
There is a critical need for a broad and organized business coalition that is focused on rebuilding and sustaining pro-growth, pro-business political leadership in Oregon. This is the role of AOI PAC.
AOI PAC is critical in organizing Oregon’s business community around a common objective of supporting pro-business legislative candidates and building a reliable pro-business political leadership in Oregon.
In 2010, AOI PAC raised over $350,000 to fight the Measure 66 and 67 tax hikes and another $400,000 to support pro-business legislative candidates. The 2010 elections were successful for AOI PAC, having won a net six seats in the Oregon House and a net two seats in the Oregon Senate.
The 2012 election marked even more growth for AOI PAC, with the PAC raising over $555,000 to support key pro-business legislators and candidates. Results were disappointing, however; as AOI PAC lost a net four seats in the Oregon House. The Oregon Senate stayed pat.