Who We Are:
Veterans for Bud Pierce is a coalition of members from the veteran community in Oregon who support Bud Pierce for Governor. They support Bud’s vision to make Oregon the greatest place for veterans to live, thrive, work, and raise a family. As the Governor, Bud will work hard to enact his veteran-specific agenda that ensures access to better healthcare, tax breaks for veteran-owned small businesses, and end Oregon’s tax on military retirement pay.
As a Marine and Navy veteran himself, Bud knows how important it is for our community to welcome those that have completed their assignment and come home to us. Please join us in giving Oregon the veteran leadership it deserves!
Sergeant Bud Pierce, his daughter Kristina, and Corporal Pat Zona, a war hero who was severely injured in the Battle of Iwo Jima in World War II
Lt. Colonel Jason VanMeter (USMC – ret.) has a military career of over 20 years. Originally enlisting in the Navy in 1996, he was a Fleet Marine Force Corpsman with the 1st Battalion, 7th Marines in 29 Palms Ca. He then commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Marine Corps in 1998. After graduating Infantry Officers Course, he was assigned to 2nd Battalion 7th Marines, Bravo Company as a Platoon Commander and Operations Officer. Jason continued his training advancing to the rank of Captain. He left active duty and served in a variety of billets and deployed three times in support of operations in Africa, Iraq, and Afghanistan. Jason’s awards and accolades include the Meritorious Service Medal, Joint Service Commendation Medal, and Combat Action Ribbon. Retiring in 2018 as an O-5, Jason now lives in Salem and serves as the Police Chief of Black Butte.