Election: Some races draw big fields
May 4, 2022
This is a big year for some elections for political office in east Linn County.
On the May 17 primary ballot are 34 candidates for governor, including some big names in Oregon politics.
The fields are large in some local races as well, thanks in part to redistricting, which created a new U.S. House of Representatives district for Oregon and moved east Linn County communities into the 5th congressional district currently represented by Democrat Kurt Schrader (see page 16), the 11th Oregon House district (from the 17th, represented by Rep. Jami Cate, see page 14) and the 6th state Senate...