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.
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
"Michael Sipe is a leader of leaders. Michael has the ability to see clearly through the fog of our contentious times and chart a path forward. The massive leadership failures and lack of moral courage during the pandemic show what happens when political actors cave to fear and refuse to see beyond the crisis moment. Michael has been a calm and visionary leader that has been one of the only voices of reason and vision during these times. I believe Michael is the man for the time and endorse him wholeheartedly." Michael Summers, Redmond School Board Of Directors and 3rd Generation Of Summers Flooring & Design
"As a career educator and former Principal of an area high school I thoroughly endorse Michael Sipe for the Oregon Legislature! I've worked with Mike on community events, participated in his business roundtables and enjoyed his sharp mind in discussing difficult topics needing resolution. Mike is a supporter of parents in the education of their children, and the need for local decision making and control. I believe that is just what is needed in education policy at the local and state level. He's a "can-do" person, full of integrity, and one I can trust to keep the needs of Central Oregonians at the front and center of policy and practice." Dr. Alice A. Dewittie
"Oregon's educational policies are deeply flawed. Taxpayers pump about $13,000 per student each year into the system, and yet Oregon schools rank #44 out of 50 states - a failing grade at the bottom of educational effectiveness in the US. Central Oregon needs a passionate advocate for educational quality, parental rights and local control. Michael Sipe is that voice." Lauren L. Breslin, MA, 20+ Year College Faculty Member and Homeschool Educator
“Michael Sipe will bring the ethics and integrity to Salem that Oregonians deserve. Truth. Fairness. Balancing interests to find practical solutions for complex problems.” Bill Grile, Rotary Past District Governor
"I can't think of a better candidate for the Oregon House than Michael. An ex-Army Ranger Captain, he has a deep business leadership and coaching experience that includes investment banking and executive coaching to scores of top-tier business leaders. I've personally seen Michael in action with his own business. He's concise, forceful and quietly commands respect. There's no question he will serve Oregon well."
Sam Carpenter, Central Oregon Businessman and past Oregon Gubernatorial Candidate
"Michael Sipe has my enthusiastic support to succeed Jack Zika as representative for HD53. Michael is a successful businessman and former Army Ranger who understands life’s challenges and is eager to help his fellow Oregonians in HD53. A committed Christian and conservative, Michael has firm principles and a desire to serve. I strongly endorse him for election as HD53 representative."
Paul deWitt, Former Chair, Deschutes County Republicans, CAPT, USNR (ret)
“I wholeheartedly endorse Michael Sipe for State Representative of HD53! I know Michael to be of strong character, firm in his convictions, and with a heart for his community. In my experience, these traits are exemplified through his coaching of business leaders and organizing multiple large annual community events. He will go to Salem to be a unwavering advocate for the people of HD53, while building the coalitions needed to address the pressing issues of affordable housing, childcare, forest management, and many others. These are the reasons I believe Michael Sipe is the perfect person to continue the work of Rep. Jack Zika and Rep. Gene Whisnant.” Justin Livingston, Former Bend City Councilor
"Central Oregon needs creative, common sense, leaders like Michael Sipe. He is an experienced collaborative problem solver who listens well, creatively engages, and will work across party lines to make a better Oregon. Send Mike Sipe to Salem." Judge Vance Day - Chairman of the Oregon Republican Party (2005-2009), Circuit Court Judge (2011-2019), President of Promise Keepers (2019-2021)
"Michael is a man of integrity, humility, and has a heart for Central Oregon and the issues we all face. He will bring something unique to Salem in his desire and proven ability to solve problems for the long term. He has a established record of success in business, which we very much need in Salem. Having served in the USAF for 50 years in space, education, medicine and aviation I have been exposed to many talented leaders and Michael ranks with some of the best I've served under and with in many commands and circumstances." Dr. Daniel M. Skotte, Col, USAF, Retired
“As a business leader and past Bend City Councilor I am intimately familiar with the challenging political climate in Central Oregon. The region desperately needs the calm, rational, solution-oriented business sense Michael Sipe offers in his willingness to serve as State Representative.” Bill Moseley, CEO GL Solutions and past Bend City Councilor
"I support Michael Sipe to represent voters of Sisters, bend and Redmond - and the land between those communities - in the new Oregon House District 53. Oregon needs to re-establish political balance and embrace mainstream values in Salem. Michael will help do that. It's a great opportunity we have in Deschutes County to vote for a leader like Michael and elect him this November. I am confident Michael will use his broad life experiences, his public and private work experience and his strong faith to be an inspired and successful legislator." Phil Henderson, Former Deschutes County Commissioner, Chair of the Deschutes County Republicans
"As local small business owners in Central Oregon, we are grateful for the opportunity to lend our endorsement to Michael Sipe for Representative.. Over the past 10 years we have had a both a personal and working relationship with Michael, and have seen both his love for this region, and his unwavering passion to tackle the issues he sees facing our community head on. He is fearless, not afraid to say and do hard things, and he is able to navigate the difficulties that come with that with perseverance and a heart to serve. He is willing to lead in difficult times, and also learn with humility through them, staying committed to going after real solutions. We can’t think of anyone better to represent the interests of small businesses of Central Oregon, and no one with better fortitude and ability to stand up in Salem and be a voice for all Central Oregonians." Peter and Jennifer Steigman, Owners Faveur Eclectic Unique Boutiques Downtown Bend and Sisters, Oregon
"Please join me in supporting Michael Sipe for state representative. Mike is a well rounded individual - a successful businessman with high integrity and honesty. Mike has a willingness to serve and a heart for our community and state! Mike will make a difference!" Connie Druliner
"It is my pleasure to endorse Michael Sipe for Oregon House of Representatives, District 53. I have personally and professionally known Michael for about 7 years. He is intelligent, honest, articulate, hardworking and dedicated. In fact, he is perhaps the hardest working and most dedicated person I have known. He is consistently fair and thoughtful when interacting with people and addressing difficult situations. I am confident he will work diligently to protect and promote issues in the best long-term interests of Central Oregon. Please join me in supporting Michael in his bid for District 53 State Representative." Jim Stone, MD, Owner Bend Rock Gym
"Michael Sipe is an energetic and thoughtful leader. I have worked with Mike on the Bend Chamber board, Greater Bend Rotary Club and in the community to resolve issues through inclusive engagement, finding common ground to work together for real solutions. Mike is fearless and willing to take on difficult issues because he truly wants to help people resolve problems. He is an ideal candidate to represent Central Oregon with respect for both our common values and diversity." Kyle Frick
"I have always wanted a Representative that was a true reflection of what matters most to me. In Michael Sipe, I have found one. Siempre he querido un Representante que sea un verdadero reflejo de lo que mas me importa. En Michael Sipe, he encontrado uno." Mike Silva, International Evangelist
“With the current political climate; I think we can all agree it’s time to try something different. Michael Sipe has a huge heart for God and people and His passion for for unity is a driving force. I trust Mike to be a man for God & people. I wholeheartedly endorse Mike for State Representative.”
Danny Looney, Rock Bottom Hope Founder/CEO
"My husband and I have known Mike Sipe for nearly 15 years. He has consistently demonstrated exceptional business skills, an unwavering commitment to the Central Oregon community at large, a purposeful passion for serving people, and a willingness to speak the unpopular truths in order to create necessary change for the good of every person in our communities. Mike is a steadfast ally for those of us fighting human trafficking issues here and beyond county lines -and for the voiceless victims in need of help, healing and hope. Send Mike to Salem because our children need his voice - and he needs your vote!" Andi Buerger, JD
"Running for HD 53 fits perfectly in the evolution of Michael Sipe. I know few people that bring to the table such a diverse and experienced background, both personally and professionally. Mike has proven to be a very influential leader and mentor that sticks to his convictions and beliefs. Mike is a problem solver and enjoys collaborating with others to achieve the best possible outcome. Even though Mike brings a plethora of positive attributes with him, his openness and sensitivity to the wisdom and experiences to those around him will greatly benefit this position and the people he serves. My experience with Mike is that he puts 110% into any endeavor he pursues, and this will be no different. He would be a refreshing voice in Salem." Jamie and Crystal Sawyer, D&S Hydraulics, Central Oregon business owner and developer of “Kaylee’s Law” SB576
"What I like about Michael Sipe is that he is a level headed veteran who is forward thinking. He always brings positive energy to the discussion table and has an open mind to making positive change in people's lives. He will be an asset to our leadership in Salem and a thoughtful representative for Central Oregon." Michael Ludeman, Earths Art Garden Center, Redmond
"We have known Michael Sipe for 8 years and have always been impressed by his ability to convene powerful people together to accomplish extraordinary things throughout our region. He is relentless and resilient and does not take no for an answer. Now, more than ever, we need leaders like him who are clear regarding the problems facing our communities and are willingly to work tirelessly with others to solve these issues. Michael is not only a powerful leader, he's also a selfless servant. We wholeheartedly endorse Michael Sipe and encourage everyone to get behind his candidacy." James and Anna Kramer, Owners, Pneuma33 Creative and Commissioned
"Michael Sipe is a man of integrity, passion, and excellence. When he gives his word that something will be accomplished you can count on it being done. I have worked with Mike in various contexts and with different groups of people over the last 8 years and I am always impressed with how Mike stays focused, relentlessly works towards completion and/or resolution, and willingly studies and gives himself to see from a myriad of vantage points. Mike’s outstanding ability to ask the hard questions (that many fear to even ask) and work to find the answers that don’t readily lie on the surface is a necessary skill in today’s governmental landscape. His work ethic shines through all he does and as an elected official I know he would work hard on behalf of his constituents. As a man of faith, he values what each person brings to the table. As a community leader, he has given generously to, raised money for, and served the needs of many demographics. As one who interfaces with the community and works for community transformation in a multitude of ways, I heartily endorse Michael Sipe!" Shanda Harris, Bi-Vocational Pastor and Real Estate Broker
"Michael Sipe is a man of principle and virtue. He has helped guide Mazama Media and myself personally to new heights not before known. He approaches everything, and I mean everything with a smile, something I find society to be lacking. He brings it with full force. I am happy and grateful for the prospect of having Michael Sipe represent my business, my friends, my family and myself in Salem." Bud Torcom, Owner, Mazama Media
"It was my pleasure to be a member of the board of directors while Mike was the president of a large service organization in Bend. The group has over 100 members, so you can imagine that many different opinions were always being discussed about what the club should be doing to serve our community. Mike did what good leaders do: he listened, he communicated, he united the group, and then he led us to one of the most successful years we ever had. Mike is the best person to represent the people of District 53 in Salem. He deserves your vote."
Tom Cocanower, 25+ year Central Oregon resident
"Mike is a thoughtful, and intelligent leader, who successfully brings together people that want to have a genuinely positive impact. He inspires action, through his humility, humor, and faith." Jillian Taylor, Business Consultant and Coach
"Michael Sipe is a friend, colleague and mentor. His intellectual ability and people skills have helped him successfully operate several businesses. In my personal and business dealings over the years with Mike his character and integrity always shine through. He is a problem solver and solution builder. Mike has the innate ability to raise the performance of those around him. Having Mike representing us in Salem would be big plus for all Central Oregonians. Please join me in supporting and voting for Michael Sipe for Oregon House District 53."
Rick Hetherington CEO, Dana – MC Smith - Impact Sign Group, Redmond/Bend
"Michael Sipe is one of the most intelligent, honest, caring and creative people I know. He will make a fantastic State Representative!"
Stephen Berhar, Owner, Stereo Planet
"I endorse Michael Sipe because I believe he is a man of faith and a voice of reason that we need in these times. He listens, considers, analyzes and implements effective solutions. If you have not met him, I hope you will take the time to attend an event so you can see and hear him for yourself!" Laura Lemco MBA, Certified Valuation Analyst
"Michael Sipe is a great friend and avid community supporter of local business here in Central Oregon and will truly represent the character and culture we hold so dear. As a business mentor and successful investment banker himself, Michael has brought leadership to our community that is sorely needed, and I am proud to stand with him as he looks forward to serving us as the State Representative from District 53." Charlie Rowles, PE, Owner and CEO of C A Rowles Engineering and Building Design
"I've had the absolute pleasure of learning from and being mentored by Michael Sipe for the past 7 years. These are times where we need people who are masterful communicators and bring people together rather than causing further division. Mike is one of the best I have ever seen at doing just this. I will not only be voting for Mike, I will wholeheartedly be encouraging others to do the same. If even one quarter of our political leaders in Salem or Washington had the intelligence and character of Mike, our State and Nation would be entirely better and stronger." Keith Clayton, Owner, CuppaYo
"The first time I met Michael Sipe I could see and feel his passion for helping people become their best. I watched as he poured into the leaders in his life with a strong desire to help them step into their own leadership. Seeing him lead others this way drew me to join his leadership community. As I have watched him, I can see the integrity, character and intelligence radiate in his personal life, business world, and his impact in our community. He naturally brings people together as he challenges them to look at all perspectives to find the truth. Then he guides them in learning how to work together to bring unity in our community, state and country. I was excited to hear he is running for office! I have full confidence that Michael is in the right place at the right time. I am honored to endorse him as our State Representative HD 53 candidate. Please join me in supporting him as he brings heart, passion and unity to our district!" Grace Parks, Owner, Transformation with Grace.
"I couldn’t think of a better person than Mike Sipe HD53. Mike has the perfect experience level and leadership qualities to take on the challenge of working in Oregon Politics. He is a man of t rue character and integrity. I have known and worked with Mike for over 6 years and my life is better for it. I know with his stewardship of HD 53 all of us in Central Oregon will see improvements to our community and lives. Thank you Mike for being willing to serve." Mark D Worthington, Branch Manager Senior Loan Officer Prime Lending Bend Oregon.
"Michael Sipe has a heart to impact the Central Oregon community for the better. He has an innate ability to see unique solutions to problems that others miss. He is a strong leader that understands the need to collaborate, but ensures there is an outcome and not just discussion. He is a dedicated learner able to process many sources of information to formulate a beneficial plan of action. His leadership is desperately needed in our community and our state and I support and endorse him for Oregon House District 53." Brock McFarlane, CEO and Founder, Weston Technology Solutions
“I’ve recently gotten to know Mike through his 10x CEO coaching. I have found him to be very knowledgeable and willing to put in the time to study resources from all sides on any given topic. In this time of social conflict, his level-headed and informed approach to situations in business and in life have been inspiring and a breath of fresh air. This is exactly who our state needs right now.” Erin O'Donnell, Owner and CFO, Hard Works Painting
"I have known Mike for the past 4 years and greatly appreciate his dedication to uniting community leaders and stake-holders in order to solve complex problems. His common sense leadership, honesty, and integrity is just what Central Oregon needs in Salem. I have no doubt that Mike will work tirelessly to represent the core-values of Central Oregonians." John Garren, CEO DemandLink
"I have been associated with Michael in a CEO Peer Group setting for over 5 years now. Michael has some of the highest business acumen of anybody I have ever met. He has guided hundreds of business leaders and is deeply committed to their success on every level. His tenacity is unwavering. I have no doubt that as he serves the people of Oregon he will demonstrate the same level of commitment and results." Dan Cox, CEO, Exos Advisors
"It is a pleasure to support Michael Sipe for Oregon House of Representatives, District 53! Michael's integrity, keen business skills and knowledge, passion to bring truth and light to situations, and willingness to ask the difficult questions at just the right time are what set him apart. With a passion for Central Oregon, to serve and grow the families and businesses, there is no other person I would trust." Heather Zumwalt- RnR Performance Horses
"I have known Michael Sipe for over six years and have worked with him professionally. He is calm and friendly, but will not back down when tough decisions must be made and hard topics must be addressed. He is able to stand up for what he believes in, while reaching out to others who may hold opposing views in order to bring resolution to issues - not just stand around and talk about them. His capabilities to do this will allow him to actually make progress for Central Oregonians in the Oregon House. I encourage you to join me in supporting and voting for Michael Sipe for Oregon House District 53." Jet Cowan, Owner, The Hidden Touch.
"Michael Sipe is a man who makes purpose-driven plans and takes judicial action mainly in order to help others and serve his community. He loves Central Oregon and is full of positive energy to make things happen. He's a mover and shaker of the utmost magnitude and he helps others make an impact in the world. Michael is the exactly the go-getter we need to make common sense decisions for our common good. He doesn't think like those career politicians. He really does think of We The People. That's who Michael will be serving, and he's got my vote." –Paul Ruettgers, Owner of Kinetic Branding & WebBlox
"Having met with Mike and hearing about him from friends I trust, I know he will be a great representative for all of Central Oregon. Mike stands for God's truth and will fight for our children, families, and community from a biblical foundation. Mike's approach to solving problems is what we desperately need at all levels of government: First seek God's wisdom, then seek wise counsel, then apply logic, reason, and common sense. I am proud to fully endorse Mike Sipe for House District 53." Derek Manwill, Manwill Engineering, LLC
"Mike is exactly the kind of leader Oregon needs right now. A business man of the highest integrity who will work and think outside the "Salem box" to make Oregon great again for the average Oregonian, no matter what color or creed." Robert Bennington, CEO, Owner Bennington Properties
"For nearly two-decades I’ve witnessed Mike pouring into regional business leaders and investing in relationships and building strategic partnerships for the benefit and greater good of Central Oregon. I’m grateful for his straight forward, no non-sense decision making and compassionate wise support. I know the region will gain from his leadership in the same way my life and business have been transformed and been built stronger thanks to his guidance." Layla Fay McGlone, Executive Coach
"I have known Michael Sipe for many years now and cannot think of a better man to represent Central Oregon in House District 53. Over the years I have seen how Michael operates under many different circumstances, and he consistently responds with goal-oriented action steps while portraying knowledge, thoughtfulness, and wisdom in his words and actions. Michael has excellent communication and organizational skills that help bring people together even when they have opposing views. He has an uncanny ability to create an environment where everyone is seen and heard. He addresses the individual ideas and concerns of all, which promotes unity and allows for open conversation in diverse groups of people to solve problems effectively and efficiently. Michael also has a sharp business mind, a steadfast work ethic, and laser focus to accomplish tasks and reach goals. He is well liked and respected in Central Oregon and gives so much to our community. I look forward to supporting Michael in his effort to help address and solve some of our community’s toughest topics and fight for Central Oregon." Brody Baxter, Owner, Baxter Builders
"I appreciate that Mike believes parents should have a voice in what our children are learning. Mike feels that children should get an education, not get indoctrinated, while in the Oregon school system. Across the country, parents have used their votes to show this, and Mike is on the cusp of this movement." Jennifer Nonweiler
"Michael is brilliant at bringing people together and directing healthy and productive conversations. He understands what motivates people and how to create a meeting environment where they leave smarter, more understanding of others, and excited about the future. I can't wait to see Michael serve a larger audience and know Central Oregon will be calmer and happier with him in office." Eric Freed, Owner, Catalyst Web Applications
"Michael Sipe is the clear choice for Oregon House District 53. Michael has been an outstanding mentor, colleague and neighbor whom I trust to be our much-needed voice in Salem. His extremely professional demeaner and kindhearted spirit is exactly what our community desires. Please join me in voting for Michael Sipe to represent the beautiful state we love living, working and recreating in." Sandy Short, Owner, Living Life Personal Services.
"I strongly recommend Michael Sipe for Oregon State Rep. HD 53 in 2022. Michael is a seasoned leader with high moral integrity and leadership skills who understands the Central Oregon culture. Michael also has an in-depth understanding of business having served for many years as a consultant and advisor for Central Oregon and West Coast business owners through CrossPointe Capital. He loves Central Oregon and is involved in a number of service organizations in Deschutes County and facilitates 4 leadership catalyst groups for business professionals from a broad spectrum of interests in Bend, Redmond, Prineville and surrounding areas. Michael Sipe will lead with a deep sense of justice and wisdom for all the people of Central Oregon." Bob Bailey, President, ExecuChart
"Michael Sipe is a great friend and avid community supporter of local business here in Central Oregon and will truly represent the character and culture we hold so dear. As a business mentor and successful investment banker himself, Michael has brought leadership to our community that is sorely needed, and I am proud to stand with him as he looks forward to serving us as the State Representative from District 53."
Charlie Rowles, PE, Owner and CEO of C A Rowles Engineering and Building Design
"Thank you Mike for stepping up to help Central Oregon by running for District 53. Seeing the kind of man you are I know you are doing this for all of the right reasons. I am excited to see how you are able to help all of us here in Central Oregon. I appreciate you Mike." Carla Worthington, Owner of C-Worth Properties.
"We have known Mike for a number of years. We have watched his most superlative trait being the ability to unify masses of people, real unbiased equivalence." Nathan Soto, Owner, Lion's Heart Construction
"I have known Michael Sipe for about 12 years. I consider Mike a friend, mentor and leader. He is a man of great faith and integrity. He is able to clearly articulate what he is thinking without attacking someone else. He thinks about what was said before he responds. Mike is passionate about what he believes. I have worked with Mike in two different business models, and he has excelled at both of them. He will be able to wade through the complexities of our current political world and work with others to get things that are important to Central Oregon completed. We need more leaders like Mike to lead our country." Randy Hall, Managing Broker - Remax
"I was introduced to Michael Sipe 5 years ago, just as we were moving our company to Bend. Since that time, he has become a valued mentor and friend. He has challenged me and positively impacted my life and business. I’ve seen him regularly serve our community in Central Oregon in so many ways. He stands for truth and integrity even when it is uncomfortable - even when others aren’t willing to. This is the kind of leadership needed in Oregon right now and we need more people like him." Truett Nealy, Founder and Owner Nealy Pierce, LLC
“I was introduced to Michael Sipe through business associates in Central Oregon about six months ago. Mike cares deeply about complex issues affecting Central Oregon businesses and families. He is an great communicator. But more than that, he is adept at facilitating communication between people with diverse positions and opinions on these issues. My family moved to Central Oregon in May of 2021. Our motivation was mostly to finish raising our kids in an environment that still supports traditional Oregon values, outside of the overreach of Salem. I believe Mike is the right person to bring viable solutions to retaining those values, and to preserving what makes Central Oregon so special. He has my full support."
Dan Rouse, Principal/Vice President of Operations G2 Consultants
Mike Sipe is a true conservative that will go to Salem to represent the people of Central Oregon with strength, resolve, a wealth of understanding of how to get things done, leadership and genuine care for our state. He will be a catalyst to bring Oregon back from decades of destructive political agendas to sensible policy that will cause Oregon to thrive again! Eric Schaffner, Small Business Owner
"I've known Mike for more than 10 years. He is a strong, kind, intelligent and dedicated member of our community. I trust Mike to consistently pursue rational solutions while representing the interests of Central Oregonians." Dave Eveland, LMT, Owner Elemental Strength
"As a resident in Sisters and Central Oregon for almost 19 years, I have watched countless families leave Oregon because no one will hear their voice. There is a voice that needs to be heard, one that has the people in mind. I have known Michael Sipe as part of my church, as a friend, and I have watched him as a professional. Michael is a man of integrity, a man of his word and is incredibly capable of creating positive change. Not only do I fully endorse Michael Sipe, I also believe you should as well. Michael Sipe is the change Oregonians need we need in times like these, especially those in Central Oregon. Pastor Jerry Kaping, Wellhouse Church, Sisters Oregon
"Michael Sipe is a man of spiritual integrity who will offer practical solutions for the issues that plague our state – solutions birthed in the heart of our Creator. Michael brings two critical elements to the table that will be the fresh air of his campaign – humility, and honor. He is a man who will compassionately and courageously resist the ruts of compromise." Garris Elkins – Author, Mentor and Strategist
"Knowing Mike, and having pastored a church in Bend for 24 years, I was excited when I heard he was running for State Representative. Mike is a veteran, long-time businessman and one who has helped many others attain success in the realm of business. He has both supported and led civic affairs in Central Oregon. He is a man of vision and knows how to establish and achieve attainable goals. Currently, this state is lacking wise direction, vision and common sense. Oregon needs the leadership and integrity Mike can provide. A vote for Mike is a vote to restore common sense, fiscal sanity and a renewed sense of direction." Pastor Gil Miller
"I have personally known Michael Sipe this past decade. I have been included in multiple events where he has spearheaded and gathered diverse groups across lines of culture and belief systems successfully. Michael’s “Get it done, and done in excellence” attitude drew me to invest myself and my backing into his endeavors. Michael isn’t one who gives up in difficult times. He carries an ability to draw upon unseen reserves within himself and others and quickly fulfill felt needs. His ability to evaluate situations and develop a strategy to succeed continually amazes me. I wholeheartedly stand alongside and endorse Michael Sipe as he steps up for those of us who call Central Oregon home." Pastor Mike Ferry, Cornerstone Christian Fellowship, Redmond, Oregon
"From my perspective as an immigrant, new citizen, business person and community leader I am grateful that Michael Sipe has put himself forward to serve as a State Representative for central Oregon. I believe we need more people who are grounded in practical life lessons and proven life victories and Michael Sipe is all of the above! Having navigated military conflict, marriage conflict, business growth and community leadership - all with an outstanding reputation, I have no hesitation recommending him for this state representative role." Andy Mason, Director of Heaven in Business
"I have known Mike for over 6 years, during this time he has demonstrated that he is a man of integrity who has a heart that cares for the well being of every Central Oregonian. Mike is also a very visionary person who knows how to take a vision and develop a plan to see the vision become reality. He is a proven problem solver and an expert collaborator. I heartily endorse Michael Sipe!" Pastor Mark Gering, Faith Christian Center
"We first met and became friends with Mike Sipe in 2004 when he moved to Bend and started attending the church we were attending at the time. Over the years we have seen his passion for God, for his family and for his country. Mike gathers people together and finds solutions. He is a leader by desire and attitude. We endorse Mike for Oregon State Representative District 53!" Tim & Darla Bontrager
"I consider it an honor to call Michael Sipe a friend, and am very excited to have him run for District 53 House Rep. Mike has been a heavily invested member of our community for decades. He has contributed countless hours, resources, prayers, conversations, creativity, and wisdom to make Bend and Central Oregon a better place for all of us to live, raise our families and enjoy this wonderful piece of God’s country we call home. Mike is an incredibly intelligent and articulate man of passion, creativity, and character mixed with hard work and old-fashioned grit that will create a new standard for the kind of people we send to represent us here in Central Oregon. I wholeheartedly endorse Mike because I believe he is a man who will bring the right kind of change and integrity to the state we all love so much." Phillip Harris, General Contractor & Pastor - Epikos Church
"Michael Sipe is experienced in business and life as a bold, assertive and thoughtful leader. I believe Michael's style of leadership is rooted in integrity and is needed to bring positive change to the state of Oregon." Pastor Steve Buss, Executive Director, OneHope Network
"Michael Sipe is the perfect Representative for us because his passion for integrity and heart for the people is over the top."
Mike Silva, International Evangelist