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October 24, 2018

“What this bill does, in the name of getting something signed in time for photo ops for this midterm election, is address a collection of second-tier issues. It does not address the fundamentals that are needed to truly impact the opioids epidemic,” McLeod-Skinner said. “Moreover, it does not guarantee the long-term funding that this crisis requires.”

October 23, 2018

Jamie McLeod-Skinner, the rural Democratic candidate running to represent Oregon’s 2nd Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives, has pledged to support a slate of principles calling for sweeping infrastructure legislation to create millions of jobs and repair the state’s crumbling transportation systems, schools, and water systems.

Jamie McLeod-Skinner (D-Terrebonne), candidate for U.S. House of Representatives in the Oregon second district, tonight presented a strong alternative to the failed leadership of incumbent U.S. Rep. Greg Walden (R-Hood River), offering clear plans to improve the lives of people in our district.

September 26, 2018

Jamie McLeod-Skinner, Democratic candidate for the U.S House of Representatives in Oregon’s 2nd Congressional District, will debate incumbent Rep. Greg Walden in a live broadcast on Friday, Oct 5th.

September 19, 2018

Both U.S. Senators from Oregon announce today that they endorse Jamie McLeod-Skinner for election to the U.S. House of Representatives in the 2nd Congressional District. McLeod-Skinner, of Terrebonne, describes herself as a rural Democrat who will bring integrity, fair-mindedness and a passion for supporting rural Oregonians to Congress.

September 13, 2018

The Independent Party of Oregon today endorsed Democratic candidate Jamie McLeod-Skinner for election to the U.S. House of Representatives in the second congressional district. “Jamie will put Oregon’s interests first,” said Sal Peralta, secretary of the party’s State Council. “The incumbent is beholden to special interests.”

August 30, 2018

Almost a month ago, on July 31, Jamie McLeod-Skinner hand-delivered a formal debate invitation to Rep. Walden’s Bend office as a follow up to the challenge she issued him at the Chief Joseph Days Parade on July 28. Despite Rep. Walden saying, “I look forward to debating you” at the parade, numerous outreach attempts by the campaign, news and political organizations have been met with silence.

McLeod-Skinner Holds Debate at Rogue Community College in Medford
Will Representative Walden Show Up?

August 1, 2018

Jamie McLeod-Skinner, Democratic candidate for Oregon’s 2nd Congressional District, issued a personal invitation to a round of debates with Rep. Greg Walden—while attending the Chief Joseph Days Parade in Joseph, Oregon. McLeod-Skinner followed up with further details on Tuesday in a letter hand-delivered by McLeod-Skinner to Rep. Walden’s office in Bend. “I enjoyed meeting Congressman Walden and his wife at the Chief Joseph Days Parade in Joseph,” said McLeod-Skinner. “I’m pleased Representative Walden agreed to debate me. I believe the voters of our district deserve to hear us debate the important issues affecting their lives — including healthcare, education, public land management, and economic development.”

McLeod-Skinner Delivers Formal Debate Invitation to Rep. Walden’s Office- Press Release

Letter to Walden



June 15, 2018

Jamie McLeod-Skinner—the Democratic nominee who is working to replace Greg Walden in the U.S. House of Representatives—is coming to The Dalles on Tuesday, June 19, for a public event at Clocktower Ales. All six of her former Democratic opponents have united behind McLeod-Skinner and, in a show of unity, two will join her on stage, Raz Mason and Michael Byrne.

Jamie McLeod-Skinner, Democratic Candidate to Unseat Greg Walden, Coming to The Dalles

May 16, 2018

At 8:26 p.m., The Oregonian called it: Democratic candidate Jamie McLeod-Skinner prevailed among a crowded field of seven Democratic hopefuls to win the Democratic nomination for Oregon’s 2nd Congressional District.

“Thank you so much to everyone who helped us win tonight’s race,” McLeod-Skinner
said to a packed room of more than 160 supporters in Bend. “I’m honored to be your
rural Democratic nominee for Congress.”

Jamie McLeod-Skinner wins Democratic Primary for Oregon’s 2nd Congressional House District

May 14, 2018

Among those scheduled to speak at the Tuesday night event include several local and regional State House District (HD) candidates: Nathan Boddie, running for HD54; Bill Trumble and Eileen Kiely, both Democratic candidates running for HD53; Darcy Long-Curtiss, running for HD 59; Karen Rippberger, running for HD 55; and Congressional candidate, Jamie McLeod-Skinner, running for Oregon’s 2nd Congressional District.

Oregon Values Primary Election Party

May 10, 2018

Business and political leaders, organizations, unions, and newspapers have publicly endorsed McLeod-Skinner as the best candidate to represent the people of the 2nd Congressional District.

Endorsements are piling up for Jamie McLeod-Skinner of Oregon’s 2nd Congressional District

March 6, 2018

Meet and greet: Oregon Congressional District 2 candidate, Jamie McLeod-Skinner

January 18, 2018

Town Hall with Oregon Congressional District 2 candidate, Jamie McLeod-Skinner

November 2, 2017

“Wildfires are a problem for Oregonians and selling out our natural resources, endangered
species and public process is not the answer, and that is why I oppose HR2936.” -McLeod-Skinner


July 5, 2017

McLeod-Skinner is focused on jobs, economic growth, and healthcare.  She is the latest in a growing field of challengers competing for the Democratic Party nomination to challenge longtime incumbent Congressman Greg Walden.

McLeod-Skinner Runs For Congressional Nomination

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