A long time client once told me, "Without 'tests' there can be no 'testimonials.'"
Her point was that in every relationship of substance there are times and events that test it, and those tests either break or strengthen the relationship. As the relationships are strengthened, testimonials arise. Thus, most of the endorsements below are from people who have observed me in business and in community service (often over many years) and where our relationship has been occasionally tested and is now stronger than ever. I am grateful for their gracious words and confidence in me. My goal is to have you, the reader of this page, observe my service to you and be so pleased you'll confidently offer your own testimonial.
Example Comments from Government and Public Servants
“Please join me in supporting Michael Sipe for State Representative. We need to bring balance to the Oregon Legislature and electing Michael Sipe will help make that happen. Michael is a pro small business candidate that has opposed government overreach and the soft on crime Portland liberal agenda. He wants to return freedom and power to the people he seeks to serve, not let the government serve itself.”
State Senator Tim Knopp
"I’m happy to announce that I will be endorsing long time Central Oregonian, businessman, and volunteer Michael Sipe for the Republican nominee for House District 53. I wish Michael best of luck in his upcoming race, so that he can continue the fight for Central Oregon in Salem."
Jack Zika, Current HD 53 State Representative
“Michael Sipe brings excitement, knowledge and experience to the Legislature. He will be a force advocate for Central Oregon and his district. I have no doubt, we have a strong Republican voice in Michael Sipe. Please support him as I do.”
Vikki Breese Iverson, House Republican Leader
"Michael Sipe will bring extensive experience to Oregon's Legislature. He will be a strong voice of reason and common sense for policies that affect Central Oregon. I look forward to working with him."
E. Werner Reschke, State Representative, HD 56 (Southern Deschutes and Klamath Counties)
“Its been my pleasure to serve HD59 and the citizens of Sisters country and Tumalo for the past four and half years. Redistricting has moved Tumalo, Sisters and Black Butte into HD53, as such, I’m pleased to extend my support to Michael Sipe, who will bring a common sense, practical business perspective to Salem.”
Daniel Bonham, State Representative HD59 and State Senatorial Candidate
"Thank you Michael Sipe for stepping up and offering to serve us in Salem. You're a positive influence in our community and will take that to the state level!"
Tony DeBone, Deschutes County Commissioner
"As the long time mayor of Redmond, I have consistently championed the positive core values of Central Oregon. As those values come increasingly under attack, it's imperative that Central Oregon has a strong voice in Salem. Michael Sipe will be a capable, dependable, commonsense, business-minded representative for our region and he has my support."
George Endicott, Mayor of Redmond
"After 18 years in public service, including most recently serving as Oregon Secretary of State, I know Oregon politics. What the state needs right now in this divided, highly contentious season are commonsense, innovative state representative candidates like Michael Sipe. He'll be part of finding solutions, not a cause of the problems, and he has my support."
Bev Clarno, Immediate Past Oregon Secretary of State
To view organizational endorsements confirming Michael's commitment to Public Safety, Law and Order, Small Business, Education, Agriculture, Budgetary Controls, Taxpayer Defense, Veterans and more, please click here.
To view the many, many endorsements from a wide cross-section of Central Oregonians, please click here.