Jeff Helfrich is a lifelong public servant. He served in the United States Air Force during Operation Desert Shield and Operation Desert Storm. When he returned from the Middle East, Jeff wanted to continue his service and became a Police Sergeant in Portland, Oregon where he served from 25 years (1992-2017). During his time at Portland Police Bureau, Jeff played a critical role in the development of public outreach and community engagement programs that still exist today. Jeff now lives in Hood River, Oregon and is running for State Representative to secure quality jobs, good education and safe communities. After over 100 nights of consecutive protests in Portland, many of which were declared riots, Jeff wants to ensure that the rest of Oregon doesn’t end up with the same problems.