From RJ Navarro’s Website:
My name is Ramiro Navarro Jr. but call me “R.J.” for short. I’m the proud son of a migrant Farm Worker and a Tejana School Teacher. I’m an Oregonian born and raised and have lived in Keizer most my life. I was a 63B, Wheeled Vehicle Mechanic, in the Army for 3 years. Did one deployment to Talil, Iraq in 2009 and experienced the traumas of combat for many years after. When I decided to return to school in 2013 for Business Management, I worked at Chemeketa Community College as the Veterans Representative on the Student Council. I took an opportunity to gain business management training and with that certification I hoped to run my own farm. More specifically, a farm similar to the one I worked on as a youth in Bonanza, Oregon. I gained employment to experience first-hand the different aspects of farming that I was unfamiliar with and quickly worked my way up the ranks to a management position. From planting and maintenance to harvesting and canning, I enjoyed working the different aspects of the farming industry in Salem, Albany, Keizer, St. Paul, McMinnville and Newberg for years. Raising 2 toddlers I became a metal fabricator so I could stay closer to home. Still volunteering here and there I was recognized for my work in the community and offered a position as the Veterans Program Coordinator at Project ABLE where I continue to work today.
House District 25 stretches from the northern Yamhill County line just north of Newberg down to Keizer through Marion County. See the full District 25 map to see if you’re in the district.