Letters to Editor
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Letters: Pardon was a ploy for votes; Open letter to Walden about Trump; A way to serve the county
The Bulletin, July 13, 2018:
“Anyone genuinely concerned about Eastern Oregon ranchers will vote for Jamie McLeod-Skinner this November. McLeod-Skinner understands the real issues facing the West and those who make their living from the land. The issues facing Eastern Oregon ranchers cannot be solved by supporting the public-property destroying, media-grabbing and, ultimately, selfish agenda of ranchers like the Bundys, who believe the West belongs to them alone.”
– Kelly Cannon-Miller, Bend
Letter | McLeod-Skinner is Oregon’s rural champion
East Oregonian, July 11, 2018:
“Where’s Walden? Soon to be looking for another job because Jamie McLeod Skinner will be our champion. She is already out in the district listening to our voices, engaged and advocating for our families and communities, not for special interests. Jamie McLeod Skinner, our rural champion, will work for us.”
– Beverly Sherrill, The Dalles
Letters to the Editor for June 25, 2018
Baker City Herald, June 25, 2018:
“It’s time for a big change in our country’s leadership. I urge my fellow readers to learn about and vote in November for Jamie McLeod-Skinner to be our next U.S. representative.
Jamie has made a lifelong commitment to public service with a strong belief in people over politics. She’s working on the ground to meet our most important needs. For example, her top priority issue is a livable wage, and she has focused on global warming as ‘the biggest threat to our environment.'”
– Marshall McComb, Baker City
Letters to the Editor
Lake County Examiner, June 6, 2018:
“Eastern Oregon Democrats have now found a superb candidate to take him on in Jamie McLeod-Skinner. For the past year, Jamie has traveled tirelessly throughout the district, building a volunteer and supporter network that shows what can be done without expensive media buys. She wears her family’s Eastern Oregon roots proudly and speaks to those values on the campaign trail.”
– Jeanne Atkins, Chair, Democratic Party of Oregon
Letter | McLeod-Skinner ready to take on Walden
East Oregonian, May 25, 2018:
“The midterm primary election is over and we now know who we can support that will help bring sense to Congress. And her name is Jamie McLeod-Skinner.
Jamie is a native of the eastern and southern Oregon region and will bring a real knowledge of our issues and values to Congress. She has the experience, knowledge and common sense to solve the grave issues currently facing our district, state and country. She also exhibits the absolute integrity that Washington is so lacking in at the present time.”
– Jack Lorts, Fossil
Letters to the Editor, May 9
Mail Tribune, May 9, 2018:
“I have attended the candidates’ forum and have read everything I can about the candidates’ platforms. After thoughtful evaluation I will be casting my vote for Jamie McLeod-Skinner.
On a personal level I feel she has a real sense of the Rogue Valley and its needs because she has lived here. More importantly, she has a thorough understanding of our district as a whole.”
– Ellen Quin Ley, Ashland
Letter to the Editor: Make your vote count
The Dalles Chronicle, May 9, 2018:
“Democrats in the Second Congressional District can also vote for another problem-solver with governmental experience by voting for Jamie McLeod-Skinner. Jamie is anxious to work “across the aisle” to come up with solutions to many of the challenges we face like health care, environmental issues and energy policies.”
– Karen and Steve Murray, The Dalles
McLeod-Skinner has strong qualifications
Herald and News, May 8, 2018:
“Jamie’s roots run deep here in District 2. She attended high school in Ashland, and her family continues to live throughout southern, central and eastern Oregon.
Jamie recognizes that parts of our region have not seen the growth and prosperity of others. That many families are still struggling. A top priority for Jamie is the development of good paying jobs for working families.”
– Mary Lou Wogan, Klamath Falls
Letters to the Editor, May 5
Mail Tribune, May 5, 2018:
“Jamie has made a life-long commitment to public service with a strong belief of people over politics. Her public service includes positions as a senior city planner, city manager for Phoenix, and the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers. She received her law degree at University of Oregon with an emphasis on natural resources and water law.
What stands out is her ability to listen to the diversity of viewpoints in District 2. This is what we need — a person who will create dialogue, allowing the people to be a part of the solution.” – Diane C. Paulson, Ashland
LETTER: McLeod-Skinner the best candidate for rural Oregonians
East Oregonian, May 4, 2018:
“Grass roots” is a term that we hear thrown around a lot, especially during election season. I’ve been actively involved in local politics for 18 years at various levels. This time around, as a volunteer for the Jamie McLeod-Skinner for Oregon Campaign, I’ve experienced the true meaning of a grass roots campaign, starting with the candidate herself” – Vickie Read, Pendleton
Letter to the Editor: Jamie is the real deal
The Dalles Chronicle, May 4, 2018:
“I believe she would devote the same diligence to representing District 2 in Congress that she has displayed throughout her professional life, one marked by down-to-earth honesty and a lifelong familiarity with the life of hardworking rural Oregonians.
I left that special meeting at the library with a new conviction of my own: Jamie McLeod-Skinner is the right person to replace Greg Walden and this is the right time for that change.” – Debbie Blair, The Dalles
McLeod-Skinner best choice for Congress
Herald and News, May 3, 2018:
“A few weeks ago I changed my registration from Republican to Democrat so I could vote for Jamie McLeod-Skinner for Congress.
I attended a candidate forum out of curiosity and she was very impressive. I would like to vote for a candidate who can discuss our problems using an accurate but neutral vocabulary, a candidate who works to find common ground among diverse groups and work productively with them.” – Susie Hasselbrink, Klamath Falls
Letters: Back Tammy Baney; Vote Jenni Neahring; Support Jamie McLeod-Skinner
The Bulletin, May 2, 2018:
“The Bulletin points out that your endorsee is the total package. There is another candidate in this race who is truly the total package. Jamie McLeod-Skinner. The Bulletin describes Jamie as a “clear standout” in the field of candidates. She has visited all 20 counties in the district over the last year, researching the many issues that are important to both rural and urban constituents. Having family roots in this district, a broad, relevant education, prior political experience and being extremely articulate, it is clear that Jamie is the right choice to represent the 2nd District.” – Nancy Chaffee, Bend
Letters: Vote DeBone; Find car solutions; Vote Baney; McLeod-Skinner for Congress
The Bulletin, April 30, 2018:
“Jamie can win, as shown by her success as a twice-elected public official, her diverse and impressive list of endorsements from community leaders and groups throughout the district, and the fact she has won ALL four straw polls conducted at candidate forums. Having strong family roots and other connections in Central and Eastern Oregon and with the support of voters of all moderate political persuasions, Jamie can beat Walden.” – Sue Vordenberg, Bend
Letters to the Editor, April 28
Mail Tribune, April 28, 2018:
“From the first time I heard Jamie McLeod-Skinner speak at the candidate forum on health care last December to each subsequent time, she stands out among the crowded field of Democratic candidates for Oregon Congressional District 2.” – Delcy Tibbetts, Medford
Letters to the Editor, April 27
Ashland Daily Tidings, April 27, 2018:
“The reason I have chosen to support Jamie is because she is the most qualified candidate to serve our district. She is the only Democrat running who has won two campaigns and held political office.
Jamie has made a life-long commitment to public service with a strong belief of people over politics. Her public service includes positions as a senior city planner, city manager for Phoenix, and the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers. She received her law degree at University of Oregon with an emphasis on natural resources and water law.” – Diane C. Paulson, Ashland
Letter: McLeod-Skinner best choice for Congress
East Oregonian, April 26, 2018:
“This homeless man is one of the many reasons I have chosen to support Jamie McLeod-Skinner to represent us in the U.S. Congress. People with severe disabilities need assistance with skills that most of us take for granted. Jamie McLeod-Skinner has a belief that the public safety and welfare of all necessitates more social infrastructure for people with mental disabilities.” – Chris Schuening, Pendleton
Letters: Vote McLeod-Skinner
The Bulletin, April 24, 2018:
“McLeod-Skinner and her family have deep roots in District 2. Since last July, she has been traveling all over the district asking folks what most concerns them and establishing dialogue that works toward consensus on issues that are important to all Oregonians. She knows that Central and Eastern Oregonians are concerned about access to education, access to good health care, access to good education, good jobs that pay a living wage, water rights, net neutrality and more.” – Kathryn Wood, Bend
Letter: McLeod-Skinner has eye on environmental issues
East Oregonian, April 24, 2018:
“Jamie McLeod-Skinner, candidate for the U.S. Congress in our district, has dedicated her life to helping others and the environment we live in. At a young age, Jamie spent several years in Tanzania where her mother was a teacher. This experience started Jamie on her way to a career in public service.” – Vickie Hendricks, Pendleton
Letters to the Editor, April 23
Mail Tribune, April 23, 2018:
“Jamie McLeod-Skinner is calling out Walden for his corporate giveaways, his attack on health care, for not protecting our natural resources, for sabotaging a critical community-developed water agreement, not protecting our internet access or privacy, and not providing for our veterans.” – Mayor Darby Ayers-Flood, Talent
Letters to the Editor, April 22
Mail Tribune, April 22, 2018:
“Jamie McCleod-Skinner is running for Congress in Oregon’s 2nd District, and I like the way she approaches politics.
Jamie has many years of experience at the local and regional level, as an engineer, planner and elected official. It has given her a bottom-up, practically oriented way of looking at problems.” – David Drury, Ashland
Letters to the Editor, April 17
Mail Tribune, April 17, 2018:
“Jamie McLeod-Skinner tells us that this race can be won. She has participated in forums across the state expressing her commitment to human rights and the importance of working together to formulate a better future for our state and for our country. Jamie is honest and experienced. She has my vote and I hope you will cast your vote for Jamie McLeod-Skinner in the May 15 primary election.” – Rosemary Dunn Dalton, Ashland
Letter: McLeod-Skinner has campaign success, governance experience
East Oregonian, April 13, 2018:
“Jamie McLeod-Skinner is tireless campaigner, bringing her message again and again to the people of eastern and southern Oregon. She believes in face-to-face conversation, and would like to talk with, and represent, every person in our district.” – Patty Jones, Pilot Rock
Letters: Vote McLeod-Skinner; Consider alternative sites for bridge
The Bulletin, April 11, 2018:
“Wouldn’t it be refreshing to be able to vote for a candidate who can discuss our problems using an accurate but neutral vocabulary, a candidate who works to find common ground among diverse groups and work productively with them? If so, consider voting for Jamie McLeod-Skinner.” – Don Kunz, Bend
Letters to the Editor, April 10
Ashland Daily Tidings, April 10, 2018:
“After hearing Jamie McLeod-Skinner speak on two occasions, I am convinced that this is the Democrat we need to represent Congressional District 2 in Congress.
Not only does she have a thoughtful and intelligent grasp of the issues facing Oregonians, but also her proposed solutions are smart and are a good fit for this very diverse district. Her leadership skills and experience are impressive.” – Wendy Eppinger, Ashland
Letter: McLeod-Skinner has the background to succeed
East Oregonian, April 6, 2018:
“I’ve listened to Jamie McLeod-Skinner participate in several candidate forums and am always impressed with her high regard for education and how she has used her education. Jamie has a degree in civil engineering and a law degree. She put her civil engineering degree and watershed management experience to work improving water supply and sanitation in rural communities in Kosovo.” – Miriam Gilmer, Adams
Letters to the Editor, April 4
Ashland Daily Tidings, April 4, 2018:
“I am impressed with Jamie’s background and qualifications. She is the only candidate running to replace Walden that has held elected office. She is a water rights expert and has degrees in civil engineering, regional planning and law. Jamie McLeod-Skinner will represent all parts of District 2, both rural and urban, and has what it takes to work across the political landscape uniting people around shared Oregon values.” – Sally McKirgan, Ashland.
Letter: McLeod-Skinner stood out in Democratic debate
East Oregonian, March 30, 2018:
“She deeply cares about the health of our natural resources, as well as the people who live and make their livelihoods in our huge rural district.” – Martin and Shirley Westfall, Pendleton.