Cheri and Steve invested their life-savings to start two successful Bend restaurants, Zydeco Kitchen and Bistro 28, growing them to employ 90-100 people. A hands-on restauranteur, Cheri, takes a personal interest in her co-workers, customers and community. She and Steve participate in the same health insurance plan as their full-time employees, match 50% of insurance premiums and offer a 401k savings program. Both restaurants support community organizations and whenever possible purchase locally-sourced, organic and sustainable products.

As your Representative, Cheri will support small businesses and will work to keep taxes, regulations and mandates limited and fair so small business jobs and idea-dreamers can thrive and grow.