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Jennifer Brownlee says Rep. Kurt Schrader has lost touch with his constituents.

It's time for a change.

I'm a mom, a small business owner and a moderate Democrat. I'm a lifelong Oregonian and lived in Clackamas County for 15 years. I've voted for Kurt Schrader in the past, but I can no longer support him.Jennifer Brownlee

Schrader has lost touch with his constituents. It seems he's forgotten that his job is to represent regular Oregonians and not corporations.

I worry about the world that my kids will grow up in. Heat domes and wildfires. Inequality and violence. Judging by his voting record, Schrader doesn't care about any of this, and it's infuriating.

Oregonians deserve a leader like Jamie McLeod-Skinner. Jamie grew up in a working-class family and put herself through college and law school. She understands what working families are going through and is a strong advocate of raising the minimum wage, tackling climate change and bridging the urban/rural divide. The Sierra Club, the Working Families Party and over 100 other local leaders and organizations have endorsed her.

My mom always told me to leave a place better than I found it. I am confident that Jamie will do just that. I encourage Oregon Congressional District 5 voters to vote for Jamie McLeod-Skinner.

Jennifer Brownlee is a resident of Happy Valley.

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