Jamie McLeod-Skinner has held several routables, town halls, and discussions about the following issues in the past week
“We believe her natural resources background as well as her management experience and her past service as a city council member will help her get up to speed quickly on the inner workings of the state—a point on which the other two candidates are strong. While it may be more customary for qualified individuals such as McLeod-Skinner to begin by serving in the state legislature, we believe she has what it takes to lead the office now. What’s more, it could be a good thing to have someone who’s not already on the “inside” of state government be responsible for the audits and oversight that the Secretary of State’s job requires. We also appreciate McLeod-Skinner’s commitment to taking no corporate donations in her campaigns, and her commitment, if elected, to promoting even more election security, and to establishing a “voting culture” in Oregon.”
Jamie McLeod Skinner regularly holds virtual Town Halls and Roundtables. Have you watched them to hear her thoughts and see where she stands on the critical issues facing Oregonians today?
Check them all out on our video and audio page.
The Democratic primary for secretary of state pits Jamie McLeod Skinner, a natural resources attorney with experience in county and municipal government, who hails from rural Terrebonne and has family in Harney County, against Portland- based Mark Hass, who would bring 20 years of experience in the Oregon legislature along with leadership in budgets, fiscal policy, and funding education. The third Democratic candidate, Shemia Fagen, grew up in rural Dufur, holds a law degree (J.D.) from Lewis and Clark, presently represents Portland-area Senate District 24 and previously represented the area in the Oregon House of Representatives.
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I have met this candidate, and am impressed by her intelligence and thoughtfulness. And, I like the fact that Jamie will bring a rural Oregon viewpoint to Salem. More geographical diversity in our state officeholders would be refreshing, perhaps even vital, to bringing opposing sides together.Cheryl Conway, Astoria
Read Cheryl Conway’s complete Letter to the Editor endorsing Jamie Mcleod-Skinner in the Daily Astorian.