Meet Jamie

JAMIE IS ONE OF US

Jamie McLeod-Skinner, an emergency response coordinator, small business owner, engineer, attorney, and proud democrat, has focused her career on rebuilding communities and protecting our natural resources. A former union member with working-class roots, she is an outspoken advocate for climate justice, reproductive rights, racial justice, working families, and bridging the urban-rural divide.

Jamie began her public service repairing schools and hospitals in Bosnia and Kosovo before returning to the U.S. to manage refugee resettlement and organizational capacity building programs. She has led organizational change, mediated community disputes, and managed teams through crises. In 2021, Jamie led wildfire recovery efforts as Talent’s Interim City Manager, bringing in millions of dollars in aid and emergency housing.

Jamie holds a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering, a Master’s in Regional Planning, and a law degree with a focus on Natural Resources Law. She serves as an elected board member of the Jefferson County Education Service District, a board member of the Northwest Health Foundation, and she was appointed by Governor Kate Brown to serve on the Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board.

In her 2018 congressional race, Jamie inspired Democrats with the largest voter swing in the country (+26%). Along with her 2,600 volunteers, she raised $1.3 million in primarily small donations, without taking Big Pharma or fossil fuel PAC money.

VOICE FOR OREGON’S WORKING FAMILIES

Jamie understands struggling to make ends meet. She was raised by a single mom who worked three jobs to feed her family. Jamie’s schoolteacher mom taught her to “always leave a place better than you found it.” and she intends to. A former union member who worked her way through college and law school, Jamie understands why we need:

  •     Affordable healthcare, housing, childcare
  •     Workers’ rights
  •     Living wage jobs

“I’ve seen how hard Jamie works to improve our communities. I’m proud to support her.”Former Governor Barbara Roberts

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JAMIE IS THE DEMOCRAT WHO WINS THE NEW CD5


Redistricting dramatically changed Oregon’s 5th Congressional District (CD5). The new district includes parts of Clackamas County, Multnomah County, Deschutes County, Linn County, Benton County, Marion County and Jefferson County. With only 47% of voters carrying over into the new district, new CD5 has no true incumbent.

Jamie consistently wins crossover support where other Democrats can’t.  Jamie is the only Democrat to consistently win in Deschutes County, which now makes up approximately a third of likely CD5 voters.

In her 2018 congressional race, Jamie inspired Democrats with the largest voter swing in the country (+26%). Along with her 2,600 volunteers, she raised $1.3 million in primarily small donations, without taking Big Pharma or fossil fuel PAC money.


A NEW VOICE FOR THE NEW CD5


The Representative of the old CD5 has voted to support Republican priorities and is leading a fringe-Democrat effort to obstruct Build Back Better. He underperforms in elections — and that was BEFORE he infuriated Democrats by voting against reducing prescription drug prices (while taking Big Pharma money), undermining President Biden’s plan for economic recovery package for working families, and referring to the impeachment of Trump as a “lynching.” He’s lost touch with Oregonians and cannot win the new CD5.


Democrats cannot afford to lose CD5. With Jamie as our nominee, Democrats win in 2022.