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Vikki Breese-Iverson has been named to replace Mike McLane as Oregon District 55 state representative

 - Prineville resident Vikki Breese-Iverson, second from left, is sworn in as state representative for Oregon District 55 Tuesday in Salem. Swearing in Breese-Iverson is Secretary of State Bev Clarno. Breese-Iverson was joined by family members during the ceremony, including, at left, husband Bryan Iverson, son Brit, and her mother and father, Jean and Doug Breese. Son Alex is behind his father in the photo. Breese-Iverson was appointed by county government officials within the district by a unanimous decision. She replaces Powell Butte resident Mike McLane, who left the position to take a job as a circuit court judge. Breese-Iverson will fill out the remaining term, and she has stated she plans to run for the job on her own in 2020.Newly appointed State Representative Vikki Breese-Iverson (R-Prineville) was administered the oath of office by Oregon Secretary of State Bev Clarno Tuesday in the House Chamber.

"It was an honor to take the oath of office today, surrounded by my family and friends," said Breese-Iverson. "It was a special blessing to be sworn-in by my friend, Secretary of State Bev Clarno. I am humbled and excited to serve the hard-working citizens of House District 55 as their state representative. I look forward to advocating for them in Salem."

Rep. Breese-Iverson is part of the fifth generation on her family ranch east of Prineville, where she grew up. She and her husband, Bryan Iverson, are currently raising their two sons, Alex and Brit, on the same ranch. Additionally, Rep. Breese-Iverson and her husband own several small businesses in Prineville. Breese-Iverson is the managing principal broker realtor at Windermere Swifterra, in Prineville.

A realtor for 19 years, Breese-Iverson has served on the Central Oregon Association of Realtors and Oregon Association of Realtors local and state governmental affairs committees and other leadership roles. She has Salem experience working for former Sen. Ted Ferrioli and former House Speaker Karen Minnis, as well as having worked on several campaigns.

"Vikki's roots in Central Oregon are deep and wide. As a small business owner, fifth-generation rancher, community leader and mom, she brings a wealth of valuable experience to Salem," said House Republican Leader Carl Wilson (R-Grants Pass). "House Republicans are delighted to welcome Vikki to our caucus and look forward to serving with her."

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