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McQuisten talks masks, governors' powers and defeating the Democrat majority

PMG PHOTO KIVA HANSON - Kerry McQuistenOne of many candidates seeking to become the next governor of Oregon was in Madras last week.

Kerry McQuisten, current mayor of Baker City, spoke with a group of about 15 Jefferson County residents Thursday, Feb. 10, at the Jefferson County Community Center.

McQuisten is running as a Republican in Oregon, and is running on an anti-regulation, anti-Democrat grassroots platform.

She says that she is running not as part of a political plan, but because she thinks the state needs "someone to stand up and have a spine."

She discussed her anti-mask mandate and COVID regulation stance. She shared she had pulled her daughter out of school due to the masking guidelines, saying she "would not let her child be segregated and oppressed with masks."

She also addressed her support of the Second Amendment, her desire to move power back to local regulators and voters and stated, "Any tax I would see going forward, I will veto."

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