There are a few House contests taking place across the nation that have caught everyone’s attention. The contest for Oregon’s 5th Congressional District is one of them.
Jamie McLeod-Skinner, who defeated incumbent Kurt Schrader in the primary, is running against the former mayor of Happy Valley Lori Chavez-DeRemer. Due to the 2020 census, this district was redrawn with a different voter composition than in prior elections.
The 5th District today includes both urban and rural areas. Along with Linn County, Bend, and Sisters, it also contains a portion of Portland, Lake Oswego, and Oregon City. That implies that there are several concerns and points of view.
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Attorney McLeod-Skinner serves as Oregon’s emergency management coordinator. She has also held positions as municipal manager and a member of the city council.
I oversaw wildfire recovery last year in Southern Oregon, not far from where I received my high school diploma. So, she told KOIN 6 News, “it’s always been about public service.
Chavez-DeRemer co-founded a network of medical clinics with her husband and served on the Happy Valley City Council as well as serving as the network’s marketing director.
Chavez-DeRemer stated that she is running for Congress in Oregon “with the experience of being a mom, being a business owner, being a mayor and understanding, you know, a lot of the on-the-ground issues that people are concerned with.”
The two have different views on a variety of topics, including abortion and gun control laws.
McLeod-Skinner is in favour of Ballot Measure 114, which restricts the sale of firearms and ammunition.
“Look, to put food on the table, my dad goes hunting. Eastern Oregon was where my father-in-law learned to hunt. It’s not a question of having or not having weapons, but rather of managing gun ownership responsibly, the speaker emphasised. And the overwhelming majority of respectable gun owners want to see some extra safeguards put in place to help protect our neighbourhoods.
Measure 114 is not supported by Chavez-DeRemer.
There are numerous laws that protect people on the books.
“This is what I would back. We are aware of the fact that the majority of Americans and Oregonians support access to abortions up until the first trimester, and this is legal in this state. Of course, incest in the mother’s life also counts as rape, according to DeRemer.
Strongly in favour of abortion, McLeod-Skinner.
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According to McLeod-Skinner, “It is a federal issue, and anyone telling you anything otherwise is not telling the truth.” Therefore, I firmly think that the government should only interfere when absolutely necessary. Politicians have no right to instruct us on how to use our bodies or when to have children.
Both candidates are attempting to win over the hundreds of thousands of voters who are not affiliated with any one political party.
ct our communities, for persons who shouldn’t possess firearms, if they have a history of domestic abuse or a misdemeanour or crime. Without first completing paperwork, you cannot purchase a weapon, according to Chavez-DeRemer. There are many background checks, but I believe it would be better to encourage responsible gun ownership than to forbid it.
Chavez-DeRemer tweeted support in May for a federal heartbeat bill that would, with few exceptions, ban abortions after six weeks. She now claims to be against federal limitations.
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