It's official: Lake Oswego Rep. Salinas to run for Congress
Oregon House Rep. Andrea Salinas, D-Lake Oswego, officially announced her run for the new Congressional Sixth District Tuesday, Nov. 9.
Salinas currently represents House District 38, which covers Lake Oswego and parts of southwest Portland. She'd previously said that she was "seriously" exploring a run for the new congressional seat that was created after Oregon adopted its redistricting plan in September.
The Sixth District covers some of Lake Oswego and extends into parts of Tualatin, Rivergrove, Tigard, Beaverton, Newberg, Salem and beyond.
"When my daughter was born 16 years ago, I felt in my core the same determination that drove my own parents: that there was nothing that would keep me from doing everything in my power to shape a stronger, more equitable future for Amelia, her generation, and every Oregon family," Salinas said in a press release. "We've seen what happens when politicians are unwilling or unable to do the hard work of legislating in Washington DC. Our families and the next generation cannot afford more of the same."
Salinas was appointed to the Legislature in 2017, then won an election for her seat in 2018. Prior to her time in Salem, she worked in various roles for California Sen. Dianne Feinstein, Nevada Sen. Harry Reid, California Congressman Pete Stark and Oregon Congresswoman Darlene Hooley.
Other Democrats who have announced runs for the Sixth District include former Multnomah County Commissioner Loretta Smith and former Portland School Board member Derry Jackson. Dundee Mayor David Russ, a Republican, has also announced his candidacy.
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