This is the second in a series of articles highlighting people who have joined the Independent Party of Oregon
My name is Jason Freilinger. I was was born and raised in the Silverton, Oregon area where I live with my wife, Katie and 17-year old daughter, Cami. I own the Silverton Radio Shack and Game Store. I have been on the Silverton City Council since 2012.
I joined the Independent Party of Oregon in 2014 because I had grown frustrated watching first hand, how dominated by special interests the Democrats and Republican parties have become. I was attracted to the IPO because of their mission to fight special interest control of our politics and their willingness to offer a rational, mainstream alternative to the excessive partisanship on things that matter like Health Care and economic development. I want to support a party that looks out for the little guy.
I have been interested in politics for a long time. I ran for Marion County Commissioner 2010 on an anti-corruption platform as a Moderate Democrat and received 40%, more than any Democrat had received in recent history in this predominantly Republican county. In 2012, I ran for Silverton City council and won, getting 65% of the vote running on a platform of repairing decaying infrastructure and holding down cost in other areas of the city budget.
I am a graduate of Portland State University, Bachelors in Business Administration (Marketing) 1992. I have 20 years experience in marketing, public relations, and sales management in the Telecommunications and Electronics industry.