Mount Hood Coalition Against Drug Crime

A Volunteer Community Outreach Program

NEWS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RLEASE
January 30, 2004
  Contact: Rep. Patti Smith
(503) 695-6385

GOVERNOR SELECTS
PATTI SMITH
TO SERVE ON METH TASK FORCE

SAYS SMITH IS IN POSITION TO OFFER UNIQUE INSIGHTS

State Representative Patti Smith (R – House District 52) has been selected to serve on the Governor’s Methamphetamine Task Force, the purpose of which is to develop a set of actions to attack the production and use of methamphetamine in Oregon.

Smith was chosen to serve on the Meth Task Force because she “is in a position to offer unique insights” and because she “has the ability to address the difficult challenges the sub committee will be wrestling with” said a spokesperson for Kulongoski’s office.

“As an elected official of a large urban/rural area close to a metropolitan area our communities have been hit hard by the destruction caused by illegal drugs. 70% of all property crimes are drug related and meth is so addictive and destructive to our impressionable youth,” said Smith.

Since first being elected to the Oregon House in 2000, Smith has been directly involved in the District’s drug coalitions. She was a presenter at the first Oregon Meth Summit in Clackamas County in September, 2003 and has continuously worked to organize and help coalitions statewide.

Smith will push for county funding for immediate prosecution and tougher sentencing.“Our youth must be educated about the dangers and our communities must be protected against the dangers,” said Representative Smith

FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE MT. HOOD COALITION AGAINST DRUG CRIME:

For more information contact
503-723-4820

Mount Hood Coalition Against Drug Crime
P.O. Box 1351 - Welches, OR 97067