Governor elect Kitzhaber is putting together his transition team and it includes some Republicans. Ron Saxton, the 2006 Republican nominee for governor will serve on his transition team for education issues. He believes funding is one of the biggest problems facing schools. What we need to talk about is multi year budget approach, not just a short term. So we can talk about predictable funding schools can rely on for a number of years, so I think that will be the top of the list. Ron Saxton has served on the Portland School Board and is currently a Vice President with Jeld Wen.