Jamie McLeod-Skinner has a track record of protecting families, building healthy communities, and acting with integrity.  Especially when the going gets tough.  Jamie draws a line between when government can step up to help and when it needs to get out of the way.

McLeod-Skinner informal portrait
Photo by Jan Blackman Raether

In the past twenty years, Jamie has facilitated sustainable solutions for urban and rural communities.  Professionally, she has focused on water: designing systems, managing repairs, securing permits, and writing regional policy.  Jamie has degrees in engineering, regional planning, and law.

Her support of the district includes connecting the electricity generated by Columbia Gorge wind farms with energy markets, assisting with case management of the Klamath Basin Adjudication, and moderating discussions of community driven solutions to water conflicts.  Jamie has studied fish passage on the Warm Springs Reservation and trained on Steens Mountain.

Jamie grew up in the Midwest, East Africa, and Southern Oregon, riding horses and playing sports.  Her wife comes from a multi-generational ranching family in Eastern Oregon.  Her sister works in healthcare in Bend.  Her mom, a retired public school teacher in Jefferson County, is tough: whenever Jamie is in town, her mom still puts her to work mucking horse stalls.  Those are skills Jamie will put to use in Washington!

The needs of Southern, Central, and Eastern Oregon are not being met.  Jamie will fight for our region – not for the whims of Washington’s political agenda.   

Jamie is traveling throughout the 20 counties in our congressional district to listen and exchange ideas.  She hopes to speak with you when she’s in your area.