Less than 18 hours after Larry George announced he wouldn’t run again for his senate seat, Representative Kim Thatcher jumped into the race.
“I’ve been honored to serve in the Oregon House of Representatives over the past 10 years and work closely with Senator Larry George on a number of important issues,” explained Thatcher. “Senator George’s skills and leadership will be missed. I will do my best to go forward in some of the key areas the Senator and I have worked on and look for new opportunities to help the citizens of our great state.”
Thatcher is a good fit for the district since her house rep district covers some of George’s senate one. The senate district includes Keizer, Newberg, St. Paul, Sherwood, King City, Wilsonville, Hillsboro, Tigard and Bull Mountain. Thatcher is a warrior for her constituents and would get my vote.