Bud served his country as a marine. Bud served his community as a cancer doctor. Now Bud wants to serve you as Oregon’s next Governor.
Why I’m Running
A Bagboy’s Story: William C. “Bud” Pierce, M.D., Ph.D. was raised in a small Southern California town in a happy, close-knit family. His dad was a public school janitor, and his immigrant mom was a homemaker. Bud’s sister, Liz, gave him his nickname…
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Unlike many who decide to run for public office, my life story isn’t one of glamorous beginnings or a spoon-fed childhood.
My dad was a public school janitor, and my mom is an immigrant who worked as a homemaker.
When I lost my father at age 14, I worked part-time after school and on weekends at the Air Force Base market as a bagboy, doing anything I could to help us make ends meet.
It was from this that I learned the meaning of hard work, which I carried with me through college, through UCLA Medical School, through the Marine Corps, and now in my day to day practice as a cancer doctor.
I was able to turn humble beginnings into a life of accomplishments and service.
And now, I know that this same drive and determination can turn around challenging circumstances here in Oregon, too!
Our state can go from one that is struggling under crime, homelessness, poor education, and other challenges to one that is thriving and where citizens are safe in their communities.
But there’s one critical component necessary to complete Oregon’s turnaround — dedicated supporters like YOU.
So thank you for supporting my campaign, for being there for my family throughout the last several years, and for making the commitment to our great state.
We will heal Oregon together!