Meet Justin

Justin is a fifth generation Oregonian, born in Portland and raised in rural Marion County outside of Salem, he has been a lifelong conservative.

At an early age Justin started riding motorcycles and ATV’s. He started racing them at 13 and by 15 was racing ATV’s professionally, being the youngest person to ever compete in the Mickey Thompson Stadium Off-Road series. He eventually reached a national ranking of 26th.

After his racing career, Justin moved to Bend 20 years ago this year. He now resides in Bend with his wife and 2 children. Where he is a Managing Principal Real Estate Broker and was elected to the Bend City Council in 2016.

Having owned multiple small businesses, Justin knows what it is like to sign the front of a paycheck and to deal with the burden government regulations put on businesses of all sizes. This is why, he has spent the last three and a half years on the Bend City Council de-regulating Bend’s housing market to allow for more flexibility in housing types to address Bend’s affordable housing crisis. A crisis that was created by Oregon’s onerous land use system by preventing fast growing cities to properly plan for and accommodate growth.

While being on the Bend City Council, Justin has consistently voted as a conservative and would widely be considered its most conservative member. He has refused to waiver from his core conservative principals by opposing the creation of a new gas tax, climate action plan, and a mandatory home energy audit.

Despite being in the minority, Justin has had many accomplishments as a Councilor by working with the majority to find common ground. This approach has led his fellow Councilors to elect him as Chair of the Bend Urban Renewal Agency and twice select him as Chair of the Bend Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO).

His biggest accomplishment was working last year with Congressman Greg Walden to secure $60.4 million in federal funding to improve traffic flows at the north end of Bend on US Highway 97. In addition to reducing congestion, these improvements will also unlock nearby lands for the development of housing and employment opportunities.

Justin is committed to his values of limited government, upholding second amendment rights, protecting the rights of all individuals born and unborn, and serving the people of Oregon’s Second Congressional District by leading with a servant’s heart.

He will be YOUR conservative voice in Washington D.C.

Issues

  • Better management of federal lands to prevent and curtail fires. If you live in the Second District, the federal government, which owns over 50% of the land in the district, is your neighbor and it’s often a pretty bad one. The U.S. Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management need a priority shift to allow more fuel reduction to prevent forest fires and employ loggers and millworkers throughout the Second District.
  • Opposing regulations that increase cost of living and cost of doing business. The Trump administration has done a good job reducing the amount of regulations facing Oregon residents and businesses. Many people in Oregon are struggling to make it financially – whether in expensive and fast-growing areas like Bend or Hood River or in places like John Day or Burns where bad federal timber policies have helped destroy the local economy. I oppose the types of renewable energy mandates that are popular in Portland but ultimately make it even more difficult for people in Central, Southern and Eastern Oregon to make ends meet.
  • Support for Pro-Life legislation and judges. Unlike one Republican candidate in this race, I am strongly pro-life and support President Trump’s judicial appointments. Undermining conservative judicial appointees to appeal to Portland liberals is just wrong. Second District Republicans deserve an advocate in Washington who agrees with their views on abortion and judicial appointments. They deserve someone who stands for conservative principles, not someone whose political career until recently was dedicated to making Portland liberals forget he’s a Republican.
  • Upholding Second Amendment Rights. Its easy for candidates to now say “I’ll protect your second amendment rights”. I won’t just protect them, but uphold the Constitution’s original intent. I will advocate for nationwide conceal carry reciprocity. As a longtime Oregon Concealed Handgun License holder, I uniquely know the concerns of Oregonian’s who lawfully carry on a regular basis, but also travel to neighboring states.

News

Release: Bend City Councilor, Justin Livingston, Announces Candidacy for Congressional Nomination

Contact: info@livingston4congress.com FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 24th, 2020 Bend, OR – Bend City Councilor Justin Livingston today announced his candidacy for the Republican nomination for Oregon’s Second Congressional District, currently held by retiring Congressman Greg Walden. Livingston, 42, handily won a seat on the Bend City Council in 2016, and since has amassed a conservative …

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