McLeod-Skinner in the News
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Lesbian former Bay Area lawmaker McLeod-Skinner launches 2nd Oregon congressional bid
If elected, McLeod-Skinner would be Oregon’s first out LGBTQ+ member of Congress. And she would be only the second out woman elected to Congress from the region, which includes the states of California, Oregon, and Washington.
Gamba drops CD5 bid to clear way for McLeod-Skinner to challenge Schrader
McLeod-Skinner thanked Gamba and said she would work to increase aid for housing, health care and other issues that both said Schrader has undercut in opposing parts of President Joe Biden’s “Build Back Better” plan.
Jamie McLeod-Skinner Will Challenge U.S. Rep. Kurt Schrader From the Left
“To my fellow Oregonians in the new 5th Congressional District, I offer you my values and my hands-on experience,” she said, “in addressing the challenges of our time to lead us toward the promise of our future.”
Oregon Congressman Kurt Schrader likely to face another challenge from the left
“Oregon’s working families are proud. We don’t expect the government to do everything, but we’d like a little help during the tough times,” McLeod-Skinner said. “That’s why investments in affordable housing and health care childcare, paid family leave and debt-free community college are important because that’s how we help empower families to rebuild their communities.”
Talent turns to state for funding post-Almeda fire
“One of the things we’ve asked the legislature for is more money to create redundancy in the system, so we can provide that sense of security. Another thing we’ve asked for in Talent, is additional water storage so that even if something were to happen to the water lines in the future, we would still be able to protect our community,” said McLeod-Skinner.
County asks state for money to cover fire survivors’ rebuilding fees
McLeod-Skinner said she has faith that state legislators who represent the Rogue Valley will advocate for the cities and the county.
Building is booming in Talent
The interim Talent City Manager, Jamie McLeod-Skinner, says many people are hoping to re-build in Talent – but it’s going to take time and patience.
“We do the initial processing and then they go to other agencies, so like the building permits, we look at the planning issues and then the county will look at building issues and also do the inspections,” said McLeod-Skinner.
City of Talent considers changing baseball fields into housing
Interim Talent City Manager, Jamie McLeod-Skinner, says the main reason why she fast-tracked the executive order is to give displaced families a space of their own, since they’ve been without a home for so long.
“A third of our families are even more desperate than they were after the fire, because they’re seeing the clock tick and we don’t have home for them to return to,” McLeod-Skinner said. KOBI 5: February 21, 2021
Talent City Council hires interim bilingual city recorder to translate city meetings
“City hall cannot function unless we serve our community and our residents, we recognize we have a wonderfully diverse community here in Talent, we have a lot of folks who are more comfortable speaking Spanish either as a first language or just comfortable with the language,” McLeod-Skinner said. “A part of us doing our job and making sure we are connecting with the community is making sure that we able to engage and communicate effectively.” KTVL: January 13, 2021
Talent names McLeod-Skinner interim city manager
Jamie McLeod-Skinner, who was city manager in Phoenix during 2016 and 2017 and later ran for the 2nd District congressional seat and secretary of state, has been chosen by Talent City Council to become Talent’s interim city manager. Mail Tribune: December 31, 2020