Local state representatives say that much work remains to be done in the Legislature

Freshman state Rep. Ron Noble and a two-term state Rep. Bill Post announced last week that they will seek re-election to their seats in the Legislature.GARY ALLEN - State Rep. Ron Noble announced last week he will seek another term in the Legislature. Noble has served one term.

"Serving the people of House District 24 has been an incredible honor," Noble, the retired McMinnville police chief said. "When I launched my campaign for the House just over a year ago, I pledged to bring my local government outsider experience to the many challenges Oregon faces. I'm proud to say I have done that, but we still have our work cut out for us."

House District 24 includes Dundee, McMinnville and rural Washington and Yamhill counties.

In a press release announcing his bid for re-election, Noble pointed to his work during the past legislative session, including as sponsor of a House bill that required school districts and public charter schools run background checks on volunteers who have direct contact with students.Post

He also pointed to other submitted legislation in which he played a part, including an unsuccessful bill that would prioritize funding for schools before other budgetary items; an amendment to restore funding to the Department of Veterans Affairs; and advocating for a transportation funding package for highway, bridge improvement and transit projects that passed in the Legislature and sent $22 million to the Newberg-Dundee bypass.

Post, in announcing his plan last week, vowed to continue on the same path he's taken in his two terms in office.

"It has been an incredible honor to serve the people of House District 25 in the Legislature these last few years," Post said in a prepared statement. "During this time, I have held steadfast in my pledge to oppose unnecessary tax increases and job-killing regulations. I have also fought every day to protect the constitutional rights of Oregonians, including the unborn. I am proud of my record and hope to once again earn the support of Keizer, St. Paul and Newberg residents."

Post serves on the House Judiciary Committee, House Economic Development and Trade Committee and the House Committee on Veterans and Emergency Preparedness.

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