About Mike

Occupation: President, AFMS LLC, Supply Chain & Logistics Consulting   

Occupational Background: Transportation & Logistics Management

Educational Background: Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Portland State University

Prior Governmental Experience: None

Mike Erickson:

 Community leader & Tigard small business owner 

Not a career politician

Fighting Back Against Government Overreach

Politicians are determined to trample on your rights. We’ve seen it with mask mandates and efforts to take away your Second Amendment rights. I will fight against any future overreach.

Protecting America’s Interests: At the Pump and the Border

Energy independence is a national security issue. It ensures that America can keep energy costs low for families. I will be a strong advocate to increase US oil production so that we can create jobs, lower costs for families, and increase security. We also need to secure the border to stop illegal immigration and drugs from coming into the country.

Lowering Taxes & Bringing Back Fiscal Responsibility

Spending is out of control. Politicians nationally and in Oregon have made it their mission to put this country into more debt, causing inflation levels we have not seen in 40 years. Their actions are hurting Oregon families. As a small business owner, I understand that government spending and regulations are out of control. I will work to cut back regulations and rein in spending.

Guaranteeing Free & Secure Elections

Ensuring that our elections are free, fair, and not tainted by fraud is essential to our democracy. I will sponsor legislation that seeks to ban ballot harvesting and require audits of our elections when necessary.

“Mike Erickson is a strong and proven conservative business leader. Congress needs someone like Mike whose business background is badly needed.”
Kevin Cameron
Marion County Commissioner
“Our lawmakers have not acted to prevent crime and lawlessness in the Portland metro area and Willamette Valley. Mike is the one candidate who will fight to support our hard-working police officers.”
David Bishop
Former Beaverton & Newberg Police Chief

Background

Family: Wife and two children

Residency: Lives in Clackamas County

Early life: Born in Seattle, Washington

Career: Founder and President of AFMS, located in Tigard, Oregon 1992-present

Education:

  • Portland State University, Portland, Oregon – graduated 1988
  • Bachelor of Science – Business Marketing/Management
  • Student Body President, 1987

Professional Activities

Notable Community Involvement, Awards and Achievements

  • Maurice Lucas Charitable Foundation, Community Board Member, Current
  • Portland State University, 1987 team, Vikings Hall of Fame Class, 2018
  • League of Minority Voters, Liberty Award, 2018
  • Portland Business Journal, Top Corporate Philanthropists, 2007, 2010
  • Inc. 500, Fastest Growing Companies, 2004, 2005
  • Portland Business Journal, Fastest-Growing Private Companies, 2005
  • Tigard Kiwanis, Past Vice President

Recent Speaking Appearances

Automotive Logistics Conference, Oct. 2021
Best Practices to Reduce Shipping Costs with Major Carriers.

Supply Chain Industry Week [SCiWeek 2019]
Session: How to Get Best-in-Class Parcel Shipping Rates; Pricing Secrets That Will Save You Money.

3PL & Supply Chain Summit 2019, by EFT
Session: Transform Your Parcel Contract Negotiation Game.

Retail Delivery Connect 2019, by WBR
Session: Parcel Negotiation Advice From Former Carrier Executives, Guaranteed to Save you 20-30% on Shipping Costs.

3PL & Supply Chain Europe 2019, by EFT
Session: How to Get Best-in-Class Parcel Shipping Rates.

Grocery Delivery Connect 2019, by WBR
Session: Parcel Negotiation Advice.

Operations Summit 2019, by Access Intelligence
Session: Go Like a Pro, Up Your Contract Negotiation Game.

Pharma Strategic Sourcing, by Allan Lloyds
Session: How to Get Best-in-Class Parcel Shipping Rates; Pricing Secrets That Will Save You Money.

University of Oregon, Portland State University
Guest lecturer

Selected Published Articles

CIO Magazine, August 2018 Issue
Article: Negotiating UPS & FedEx Shipping Contracts.

Parcel Magazine, March-April 2020 Issue
Article: Knowledge is Power, Especially When It Comes to Negotiating UPS & FedEx Contracts.