Letter: Jamie McLeod-Skinner for 5th Congressional District
Please join me in voting for Jamie McLeod-Skinner in the newly-expanded Oregon's 5th Congressional District. Jamie is running against Kurt Schrader in the Democratic primary election this May.
Jamie is our best choice because of her experience in urban, suburban and rural settings, her tireless work habits and her pragmatic approach to solving our toughest problems.
A small business owner, engineer and attorney, Jamie will work to strengthen our communities and protect our natural resources. I am very impressed with her ideas and leadership profile.
With the large donations he receives from Big Pharma, the Koch Brothers and the fossil-fuel industry, Kurt Schrader no longer represents the best interest of Oregonians. He voted against empowering Medicare to negotiate lower prescription-drug prices. He also voted against funding provisions for child care, debt-free community colleges and clean energy. After his colleagues were attacked on Jan. 6, he initially sided with Republicans referring to a proposal to impeach Trump as a "lynching."
I am pleased to endorse Jamie McLeod-Skinner as the first to represent our new 5th Congressional District. She is the best person to represent us, preserve our democracy and maintain independence from dark money.
John S. Keyser is president emeritus of Clackamas Community College (1985-2001).
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