Charles Gallia is a fifth generation Oregonian whose link with Clackamas County runs significant. He and his siblings were raised by at least one mom, with help using their forest ranger grandfather. Together, these powerful role models gave them an appreciation of the outdoors, the price of a quality education, so a good sense of humor even when times are tough.
Born in St. Helens and raised in Clackamas County, Gallia attended local public schools. He began to get a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science rrncluding a Middle East Studies Specialist Certificate and also PhD in Public Administration and Policy, all at Portland State University.
Charles is a Senior Policy Advisor for Research and Evaluation at the oregon Health Authority. He spends his time at work putting information into action by measuring health outcomes and ensuring Oregonians are receiving quality care. He specializes in issues of health care equity and adding the patient’s voice to care.
He is extremely active in the area community. Charles is co-founder of the oregon Pediatric Improvement Partnership, working with public and private health clinics. The group aids clinics to coordinate and share information to provide better patient care.
Charles currently serves on the Clackamas County Parks Advisory Board and Economic Development Commission.
In Gallia’s world name changes, unpaid taxes, and smashing the rules make you a community leader.
NOT PAYING WHAT HE OWES
Gallia has been sued twice by creditors.
Gallia was delinquent in paying his property taxes in 2015.
IGNORING THE RULES
Three of Gallia’s businesses have been dissolved for failure to comply with state law.
And Gallia’s non-profit is not allowed to own in the state of Oregon due to Gallia’s failure to file required research.
IN The only drawback WORLD
CHARLES GALLIA’S FAILURES SHOULD
DISQUALIFY HIM FOR Nys SENATE