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March 1, 2023

Scott Swanson

New state senator Cedric Hayden works in his office at the state Capitol.

Newly elected State Sen. Cedric Hayden is chomping on an apple when a visitor walks into his office at the Oregon State Capitol.

It's lunchtime and the senator's taking a break before heading into an afternoon committee meeting.

He's a few weeks into his term as east Linn County's state senator, replacing Fred Girod, whose 9th District boundary is now close to Highway. 22.

Hayden, 55, was elected in November to represent the 6th Senate District, which stretches roughly from Scio and Jefferson on the north to the territory just east of Rice Hill on the south, its largest communities being...

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