SMART Reading Matters Testimonials

As part of SMART’s Reading Matters campaign, we asked community leaders, celebrities, athletes and politicians across Oregon to tell us why reading matters to them.

We asked, and they told us! We’ve gotten some great responses.┬áHere’s a list of testimonials about why reading matters:

  • Central Area:

    • Steve Austin, Principal, Ponderosa Elementary, Bend
    • Tim Casey, Director, Bend Chamber of Commerce
    • Jamie Christman, Director, Leadership Bend
    • Tony DeBone, Deschutes County Commissioner, Bend
    • Mike Jensen, Owner of JensenOne Photograph and Bend-La Pine School Board Member, La Pine
    • Jane Kirkpatrick, author, Bend
    • Kristi Miller, Cascade Community School of Music, Bend
    • Sally Russell, Bend City Council Member
    • Bob Shaw, KTVZ-TV, Bend
    • MOsley WOtta, Writer, Painter, Musician, Bend
  • Metro Area:

    • Steve Bass, President and CEO, Oregon Public Broadcasting in Portland
    • Sheila Hamilton, KINK-FM, Portland
    • Joey Harrington, Commentator, FOX Sports, Portland
    • John Kitzhaber, former Oregon Governor
    • Paul Linnman, KEX-AM, Portland
    • State Sen. Rod Monroe, Portland
    • State Rep. Tobias Read, Beaverton
    • Timber Joey, Portland Timbers Mascot, Portland
  • Northwest Area:

    • State Rep. Betty Komp, Woodburn
    • Michael Davis, Executive Editor, Salem Statesman Journal, Salem
  • Rogue Valley Area:

    • Patrick Duffy
    • Former State Rep. Dennis Richardson, Central Point
  • South Central Area:

    • Allison Cook, Miss Oregon 2013, Klamath Falls
    • Dan O’Brien, Olympic gold medalist, Klamath Falls
  • South Valley Area:

    • Christine Lundberg, Mayor of Springfield
    • Renee McCullough, Anchor, KEZI-TV, Eugene
    • State Rep. Nancy Nathanson, Eugene
    • Kitty Piercy, Mayor of Eugene
    • Ed Ray, Oregon State University President, Corvallis
    • Matt Templeman, Anchor, KEZI-TV, Eugene
    • Bob Welch, Speaker, Author, Teacher, Eugene

Interested in submitting a Reading Matters testimonial? Contact us at SMART@getSMARToregon.org.

 

Ponderosa Elementary Principal Steve Austin reading with two students as part of SMART Reading Matters campaign.

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Sheila Hamilton Reading Matters testimonial for SMART website

Joey Harrington Reading Matters quote for SMART website - Updated

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Timber Joey Reading Matters testimonial for SMART Website

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