About David Molina.

Candidate for House District 29.

David Molina is an entrepreneur, former Army Captain, and father of three. He joined the race for Oregon House District 29 because he could no longer stand idly by while Salem's special interest politicians continue to veer Oregon off track with their reckless and unchecked spending, and billions in tax increases at the expense of small business owners, veterans and the most disenfranchised.

My father, Che, is a truck driver, and mother, Catalina, worked for years in the fields and agriculture production—today, we need to make it seamless, not more cumbersome to train and prepare our young men and women in vocational training for good paying, secured jobs, and not more bloated debt and structural unemployment.

David was born in Hood River and raised in Mount Vernon, a rural farm town an hour north of Seattle, and went to public schools. As a kid, David worked alongside his parents in the fields picking berries, harvesting oysters, construction, sales and proudly worked minimum wage and piecework jobs. These early years cemented David's strong work ethic and persistent attitude. Attending public schools throughout, David graduated high school a year late, and went onto Skagit Valley College where he earned an associates. After Skagit, David enlisted in our nation's Army and after basic training was assigned to the Portland-based, 364th Civil Affairs Brigade (Special Functions Team), where he earned the Army Achievement Medal as a Private First Class, an award more common for junior non-commissioned officers.

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After 9/11, David enrolled in Army ROTC while attending Oregon State University. David went onto transfer to the 104th Division where he served with a Drill Sergeant unit. After earning an undergraduate degree in Political Science and commissioning as a second lieutenant in the Infantry Branch, David trained at the U.S. Army School of Infantry at Fort Benning, Georgia and served as an Aide-de-Camp to the Assistant Division Commander and the Commanding General. As a citizen-soldier, David mobilized twice serving on active-duty as a Summary Court Martial Officer at the Joint Personal Effects Depot at Aberdeen Proving Ground (2007-2008), and as the S-2/3 Officer in Charge, Public Affairs & Protocol Officer at the Joint Personal Effects Depot, Dover Air Force Base (2011-2013) on the Mortuary Affairs Complex where he earned the Army Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, and Lt. Rowan Award.

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David grew up in a family of six, raised Catholic, and taught at an early age to fight for others who can't fight or speak up for themselves. When he couldn't use his New GI Bill to go to a code school, David self-taught himself Ruby on Rails and in 2014 wrote the first line of code for www.operationcode.org to petition Congress to expand the New GI Bill to include code schools—today, over a dozen coding schools now accept GI Bill benefits. He has been interviewed by several media outlets, including Oregon Veterans News, The Hum, Wired, The Seattle Times, GeekWire, KOIN6 News, Portland Business Journal, and The Bend Bulletin, and has been to Washington, D.C. to lobby Members of Congress, and is not afraid to advance legislation and fight for those who've worn the uniform and their families.

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As Founder and Chief Executive Officer, David leads a remote, decentralized veterans nonprofit that spans across 20 time zones mission focused on ensuring every transitioning service member, veteran and spouse can learn software development, enter the tech industry, and code the future. In this role, David has advocated for removing unnecessary government red tape and bureaucracy to keep up with changing times and new ways of learning for those who've worn the uniform, and their families, with successful legislative wins at the federal level providing funding for veterans to learn to code. An serial entrepreneur, David is relentless in the pursuit of innovation and excellence.

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As he's done for his soldiers on active-duty, for veterans as a civilian, David will stand up every day for our National Guard/ Reservists and ensure Oregon's youth are afforded the opportunity to serve in uniform protecting our people at home and abroad—and, he will fight for vocational placement to erase our 47th national high school graduation standing while starting our young men and women into the workforce earlier. It's time.

David resides in Forest Grove where he's an elected Precinct Committee Person (PCP) for the Washington County Republicans. He can be reached on his campaign cell or email if you'd like to share your thoughts, ideas or would like to volunteer to stop one-party Democratic rule.

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Oregon government is sadly broken and stuck in past times. We are in fact dangerously being led by entrenched special interest groups that have no regard for the U.S. Constitution, the Electoral College, Oregon Constitution, or common sense. Today, the Dems are just shy one vote of a super majority in Oregon—sending David to Salem will block them in their tracks.

Candidate for House District 29 Events.

Since September's candidate filing, David has been meeting fellow Oregonians in/around District 29 and across Oregon to listen to their concerns, and answer questions. Join him and say hello at any of these events:

Meet David Molina.

Meet & Greet with David Molina | July 11, 2018 @ 5:30pm - 7:00pm | 3505 Pacific Ave, Forest Grove

David Molina’s Campaign Kick-Off | March 28, 2018 @ 6:00 pm | Cornelius

David Molina at Washington County Business Council | March 13, 2018 @ 7:00 am Washington County Business Council

Promote Oregon Filing Day Party | March 6, 2018 @ 5:00 pm | Salem

David Molina at Dorchester Conference | March 2-3, 2018 | Salem Convention Center, 200 Commercial St SE, Salem

David Molina at 21st Century Veterans First Inaugural | January 26-27, 2018 Western Oregon University, 345 Monmouth Ave N, Monmouth

David Molina at Timberline | January 25, 2018 @ 5:00 pm | 27500 E Timberline Rd, Government Camp

David Molina at Commissioner Bob Terry’s Campaign Kick-Off for Washington County Chair | January 24, 2018 @ 5:30 pm | 5500 NE Moore Ct, Hillsboro

Healthcare Tax Breakfast Forum | December 13, 2018 @ 7:00 am | The Multnomah Athletic Club, 1849 SW Salmon St, Portland

Promote Oregon Christmas Party | December 12, 2017 @ 3:00 pm | Salem

David Molina at Hillsboro Chamber Conectate | December 6, 2017 @ 8:00 am 5193 NE Elam Young Pkwy, Hillsboro

David Molina at Young Republicans | November 26, 2017 @ 6:00 pm | Wilsonville Old Church & Pub | 30340 SW Boones Ferry Rd, Wilsonville

David Molina at We Love America Overpass Wave | November 25, 2017 @ 11:00 am | Nyberg Over I-5

David Molina at Reagan Dinner | November 9, 2018 @ 6:00 pm | 20001 NW Tanasbourne Dr, Hillsboro

David Molina at Oregon GOP Platform Convention | October 26-28, 2017 Riverhouse on the Deschutes | 3065 N Hwy 97, Bend

David Molina at Forest Grove Mayor’s Dinner & Auction | October 21, 2017 Forest Grove Senior Center | 2037 Douglas St, Forest Grove

David Molina at Oregon GOP Candidate Training | September 21, 2017 | Oregon Farm Bureau, 1320 Capitol St SE, Salem

David Molina at Beaverton-Hillsboro Republican Women’s Candidate Dinner | September 21, 2017 | Rock Creek Country Club, 5100 NW Neakahnie Ave, Portland

If you'd like to invite David to your next event, or hosted fundraiser, get in touch at: david@molinafororegon.com. Together, we will return District 29 to the people.