KBND: “Democrats Prepare To Take On Walden In 2018”

From KBND Newstalk, Bend, OR, July 14 2017:

Water systems expert Jamie McLeod-Skinner, of Terrebonne, says she launched her campaign last week to have as much time as possible to reach voters. “It’s arguably early, but it’s a very large district. And so I’ve been out and about all over the district, from north, south, east and west.”

Read the full article here.

Listen to the audio here.  The segment on the CD2 race starts at 01:00 and ends at 2:07.

I’m Running For Congress

This is the announcement Jamie sent to her supporters on July 5th.

Dear Friend,

When I was eight years old, my mom told me, “Always leave a place better than you found it.” That lesson stuck with me. Throughout my life, I have always worked to make my community a better place.

I believe that government needs to know when to help, and when to get out of the way. Our region needs a champion for rural communities and progressive solutions.

That’s why I’m running for Congress. The needs of central, eastern, and southern Oregon have been ignored for too long. While the incumbent is undermining our access to healthcare and is failing to support local solutions, this race isn’t about him. It’s about honoring the sacrifices that Oregonians make for their families and their country.
Read more

PRESS RELEASE

MCLEOD-SKINNER RUNS FOR CONGRESSIONAL NOMINATION

Jamie McLeod-Skinner enters the race for the District 2 Democratic Party nomination

REDMOND, OR, July 5, 2017 – Jamie McLeod-Skinner is running for the Democratic Party nomination in Oregon’s expansive Congressional District 2. She is a former city manager, city planner, city councilor, wartime program manager in Kosovo, and Ashland High track alumna. When working in public service, Jamie has repeatedly developed a reputation of integrity and standing up for the people she’s served. Says McLeod-Skinner,

“Government needs to know when to help, and when to get out of the way. Our region needs an active champion for rural communities and progressive solutions.”

Read more

Medford Mail Tribune: “Phoenix city manager’s background might surprise you”

Excerpt from the Medford Mail Tribune, Dec. 21, 2016:

Building healthy, safe communities has been a primary focus for new Phoenix City Manager Jamie McLeod since her childhood spent in Africa…  “I grew up with tremendous adversity (in Africa),” says McLeod… “It very profoundly shaped my senses of ethical government, of governments that care for people.”

Read the full article here.