Jeff has long maintained that education is the key to success, and is a strong believer that every Oregonian, and American, should have access to education at all levels.
At the end of 2018, Jeff’s office received word that a Head Start program based in Lebanon, Oregon was experiencing difficulty in securing their funding. Kids & Company of Linn County sought to start a preschool program in order to support and educate children in their community. After months of drawn-out obstacles and roadblocks, the Head Start program had remained determined to succeed in their endeavor to provide early childhood education for the children of Linn County. It was at this point that the people behind Kids & Company contacted Jeff’s office, where his team jumped to action.
With some persistence, Jeff’s team was able to track down status updates on the request for funding. The Head Start program credited the team’s prodding when it finally got word that the funding was approved and was on its way.
Jeff and his team were thrilled, and even more delighted for the parents and young Oregonians who would now be able to take advantage of the services that this this Head Start program will provide.