About Jack

Jack L. Esp was born in Billings, Montana and was moved to Oregon when he was six years old.  He was raised on a dairy outside of Eagle Point, Oregon where he attended both grade school and high school.  During this time he participated in school sports, Future Farmers of America, was junior leader of his 4-H club. He and his three step-brothers assisted in managing the dairy as both of his parents held full-time jobs.  During this time he earned spending money working on neighbor’s farms doing such jobs as bucking hay. 

 After high school graduation Jack attended both Oregon State University and Southern Oregon College where he earned a B.S. in Business Administration with a minor in Sociology and Psychology.  While in college he worked various jobs to assist paying for his college education.  Many of these positions involved working with the general public where he was provided the opportunity to discuss the various challenges facing the working class within the state of Oregon.  Two of these positions were Plant Manager of a concrete ready mix firm and Office Manager of an automobile dealership. 

The first position that he was afforded the opportunity to apply the knowledge gained in college was that of Controller of Providence hospital in Medford, Oregon where he remained for eight years.  After this position he spent over forty years as Chief Financial Officer or Administrator of hospitals up and down the west coast.  Following retirement Jack found himself without a meaning in life and opened two businesses as a hospital consultant. 

Currently Jack is spending his time caring for his home and grounds in addition to his hobby of repairing antique mechanical clocks.

During Jack’s professional career he was appointed by the then Governor to serve on a state governmental committee to review the state budgeting laws for Tax District Hospitals,  Member and Team Leader of Oregon Citizens Lobby, Officer in the Umatilla County Central Committee, Where he attended two State Conventions serving on the By-Laws Committee, assisted in formation of the Greater Hermiston Area Tea Party of which he held the elected position of Vice-Chairman,  Officer of the Myrtle Creek Rotary Club,  Toast Masters,  and The Marion County Republican Central Committee.

Jack is married, living in Salem, and has two grandchildren and he is seeking your support for State Representative of House District 21.

Jack with Bill Currier, Chairman of Oregon Republican Party

Jack with Paul J Romero, Candidate for US Senate opposing Jeff Merkley