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Rep. Cate reflects on first term in House

 

October 5, 2022

Scott Swanson

State Rep. Jami Cate speaks at the Lebanon Chamber of Commerce's Forum Lunch Friday, Sept. 30.

Winding up her second year in office, local state Rep. Jami Cate recounted her experience in the capitol, saying last week that she was initially reluctant to run for office and that the COVID-19 pandemic made it hard to get traction in Salem as a first-term legislator.

Speaking to an audience at the Lebanon Chamber of Commerce's monthly Forum Lunch Friday, Sept. 30, Cate said she's particularly enjoyed working with Santiam Canyon communities ravaged by the 2020 wildfires and said she was bothered by how "extreme" elements have tended to influence politics in Oregon.

She also discussed the...



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