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Joanna Harbour for United States Congress



My History:

  • We all have youthful indiscretion like my parents who lived in California when I was born.
  • At age 12, my family moved to Estacada, Oregon.
  • I Graduated from Estacada High School.
  • I Graduated from Northwest Nazarene University, Nampa, ID, Bachelor of Political Science.
  • I Graduated from Willamette University College of Law, Juris Doctorate.
  • In 2004, I started my own law firm in Estacada and I closed it December, 2016.
  • In 2016, I worked as an office manager and assistant for a local business owner who owns several rental properties until 2018.
  • Also, in 2016, I became an independent caregiver for my mother, who was recovering from a bad fall.
  • In 2017, I expanded my business as an assistant by adding other clients.
  • In 2018, after successfully losing weight with a new program, I began a career as a health and fitness coach to share it with others. I eventually lost 60 pounds with that program.
  • In 2019, I started writing a mystery book. About eight years earlier, I had written a fictional novel but did not attempt to publish it. I was planning on working on self-publishing these and other books in 2020.
  • My great grandparents made rock jewelry and had some equipment and lots of rocks that my grandfather inherited. When he passed away in 2019, my father and I were able to obtain those assets from his estate. I was beginning a jewelry making business to start selling product in the summer of 2020.
  • However, these pursuits have mostly been placed on hold while I campaign for office.

Why I am running and Why I am uniquely qualified to run for Congress and win the seat:

  • People have told me for years I should run for office and I have thought that perhaps one day I would.
  • Recently a couple of people have said I should run for Congress this year. I have prayerfully considered it and have decided that now is the time.
  • During college I interned for a semester in Washington, D.C. and studied policy.
  • I am a trained lawyer and I am used to fighting for and representing the interests of my clients.
  • I have training in leadership through the Ford Institute Leadership Program, which is an influential program that benefits the community, so I became a facilitator and teacher of the program for two different years as a Community Ambassador Trainer.
  • I have always been interested in and followed politics. When I was 10, I helped in the campaign of a family friend. When in High School I was Junior Class Representative and during Senior year I was in the Student Council class. In college, I co-founded and was the President for the Political Science Club and I was a Delegate one year and the next year Head Delegate to the Model United Nations. My third year of law school I was the class Treasurer.
  • By the classic definition, I am not a politician. I believe in keeping my promises and speaking the truth. I will not say whatever it takes to get elected.
  • Since I am currently self-employed, I can take as much time off as needed to devote to the campaign.
  • It is important for this district to have someone who is connected to the community, like me, to representative the district.
  • I am running to bring common sense and actual citizen representation back to this district. Please visit my issue page to see where I stand on the issues.
Joanna at state 2
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