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Jonathan Smith: Jamie McLeod-Skinner's focus is on needs of working, middle-class households

Since redrawing Oregon's congressional districts, Democrats have a promising new option to replace Blue Dog conservative Rep. Kurt Schrader in Congressional District 5. I'm excited and hopeful as Jamie McLeod-Skinner's campaign gains momentum with her focus on the needs of working-class and middle-class households and tackling the climate crisis. Unlike Schrader, Jamie believes in campaign finance reform to make sure the people have a voice. She demonstrates her ethics by refusing all corporate PAC money.Jonathan Smith

She's a former union member from a working-class household, who has owned a small business, practiced law, served as an emergency response coordinator — and as a local City Council member for more than a decade.

Jamie has studied regional planning at Cornell University and government at Harvard University. She brings a deep understanding of how we can strengthen our democracy and lift America out of its crises through sound progressive policies.

Jamie McLeod-Skinner has earned an impressive list of endorsers, including the Democratic Parties of Clackamas, Marion, Deschutes and Linn Counties, U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren and former Gov. Barbara Roberts.

Please join us in supporting Jamie McLeod Skinner for CD5. Find out more at jamiefororegon.com.

Happy Valley resident Jonathan Smith is a former firefighter who retired as deputy chief of the Clackamas Fire District #1 a few years ago.


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