Way to go! Dems file in all mid-valley races
Democrats have filed in all the mid-valey races for the May 15 Primary Election. Thank you to everyone who is running. Among the Dems are:
• Larry Johnson and Stephanie Newton, both of Albany, who are running for Linn County Commissioner. The winner will face Republican incumbent John Lindsey and Independent Gary Sullivan in November.
Johnson served two terms on the Board of Commissioners. He has worked in construction, the rare metals industry and timber and farming. He is a Corvallis High School graduate and studied welding at LBCC.
Newton is a marketing consultant and serves on the Albany Human Relations Commission. She has a bachelor's degree in psychology from the University of Utah.
• Jerred Taylor of Albany, who is running unopposed in the primary for State Representative in District 15. He will face Republican Shelly Boshart-Davis in the general election.
Taylor is the supply chain manager for DianaFood. He studied biological engineering at Oregon State University, where he was elected Senate Chair of the Associated Students of OSU (ASOSU) and chaired the ASOSU Appropriations and Budget Committee.
• Renee Windsor-White of Lebanon, who filed for State Representative in District 17. She will run against Republican incumbent Sherrie Sprenger in November.
Windsor-White is a hospital chaplain and communications consultant with the Oregon State University Veterinary Teaching Hospital. She earned a bachelor's degree in theater from Eureka College and master's degree in pastoral ministry from Yale University Divinity School.
Note: Democrat Richard Harisay of Sublimity withdrew from the House District 17 Primary on March 9, saying he fully supports the candidacy of Renee Windsor-White
Click here for a complete list of candidates in the Democratic and Republican Primaries.
Also, 52 Linn County Democrats have filed as Precinct Committee Person candidates, compared to 27 in 2016. Way to go, Dems!