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Republican incumbent Girod says goal is to be voice for rural areas


October 25, 2016

Fred Girod

Fred Girod wants to continue to bring a rural voice to a Portland-dominated legislature in Salem.

The Senate District 9 Republican incumbent is running in the Nov. 8 election against Democratic candidate Rich Harisay and Libertarian Jack Stillwell. The district includes Sweet Home and Lebanon in eastern Linn County, eastern Marion County and southeastern Clackamas County.

“The reason I’m running again is simply I’m sick and tired of Portland and Eugene running Oregon,” Girod said, adding that for his district “it has not been a success story.”

“I relate the best to the dis...

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