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After Oregon Rep. Peter DeFazio, D-4th District, announced Dec. 1 that he would not seek re-election in 2022, Linn County Democratic Central Committee Chair Jerred Taylor and Democratic Party of Oregon Chair Carla “KC” Hanson released the following statements:
Thank you Peter DeFazio for your years of public service and for being a champion for all Oregonians in Congress. Even though you would have no longer been our Congressperson after redistricting, we will never forget how much you fought for us here in Linn County. Your voice and your leadership will be missed.
— Jerred Taylor
“Thank you from the bottom of our hearts, Representative DeFazio.
“You have honored the people of Oregon with your tireless service for 36 years, and we are tremendously sad to see you retire at the end of your term. As the chair of the House Transportation Committee and a founder of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, you have led the way by speaking hard truths and fighting for policies that prioritize the needs of the working people of southwestern Oregon and across the United States. Your steadfast work on transportation has culminated in one of the largest infrastructure investments in our nation’s history.
“We will miss your leadership, dedication, and sense of humor, and we’ll do all we can to ensure that Oregon’s Fourth District continues to be represented by a Democrat who will continue your legacy as a passionate and effective lawmaker and a true champion for the people of Oregon.”
— KC Hanson
'A great 36 years' for DeFazio
(Dec. 2, Albany Democrat-Herald)
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