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Vote Jenni Neahring

I endorse Dr. Jenni Neahring for Congress, a physician and problem-solver who has diagnosed the hardships Greg Walden has inflicted on Oregonians across the 2nd District and who offers the vision, skills and homegrown devotion residents need to improve communities abandoned by Walden’s Beltway priorities.

I encourage Oregonians to join me in helping to release Oregon’s 2nd Congressional District from a Clive Bundy sympathizer and give its people a representative who will put them first.

Jenni will protect Medicare and Medicaid and work to support rural hospitals that Walden threatens. She demands that Congress start financing much-needed infrastructure, expand renewable energy and focus on job creation and stop funding so-called “limited” nuclear bombs, tax breaks for the rich and unnecessary border walls.

Most of all, Jenni knows Congress is broken and is determined to help fix it.

Gridlock, party-­above-country thinking, bowing down to special interests and partisan warfare — these abuses must stop before American democracy itself is endangered. Jenni is the candidate with skills to help fix a broken system.

Having served Oregonians in Congress for 18 years, I have a deep appreciation for what it takes to meet the challenges and responsibilities of governing.

In this crowded primary field, I believe Jenni Neahring stands out as the best candidate and someone who can effectively represent all of the citizens of Oregon’s 2nd District.

Les AuCoin

AuCoin is a former representative of Oregon’s 1st Congressional District.

Support Jamie McLeod-Skinner

As a retired primary care physician, I am concerned about The Bulletin’s endorsement in the upcoming Democratic primary election for the 2nd Congressional District seat. Being a physician and health care provider does not make one an expert on health care policy. Why? Physicians usually work in a closed system, such as a university, large group practice, hospital or private practice. We are familiar with the delivery of health care within our own setting, yet not others. For example, working in a university does not make one an expert on how to deliver care in a rural setting.

Currently, there are 15 physicians in Congress. Surely, they have voiced their opinions regarding how health care should be delivered, touting their experience. Unfortunately, it is clear that having physicians in Congress does not necessarily result in a sound health care policy for all.

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

Back Tammy Baney

As a former county commissioner from Columbia County and past president of the Association of Oregon Counties, I had the pleasure of knowing and working with Commissioner Tammy Baney. Now a Deschutes County resident, I am pleased she is my county commissioner and recommend her to my fellow county citizens. Commissioner Baney is one of the most respected commissioners in the state of Oregon.

Her work for Deschutes County in the areas of health care, transportation and human services has been outstanding. Her willingness to work with our neighboring counties to develop a health care model that fits our region is a model for the rest of the state. Her leadership as the chair of the statewide transportation committee exemplifies the trust and respect she has statewide. Her fiscal leadership has helped create and maintain the fiscal health the county enjoys today. Commissioner Baney is always accessible to the residents of the county as typified by her recent meeting with the Redmond Kiwanis club to discuss a variety of countywide issues.

I strongly encourage support for Tammy Baney for county commissioner. She has the experience, the integrity and knowledge needed to lead our county.

Earl Fisher

Redmond

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