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As I begin my campaign to serve the people and communities of the 4th Congressional District, I want to start by saying a few words about the person I hope to succeed.


Peter DeFazio will go down as a giant among Oregon leaders. He is a fighter for the people of Oregon who has delivered results for the people of our district time and again. His determination to help lift up Oregon families is unmatched, his integrity beyond compare, and his accomplishments are truly historic.


We will miss his leadership dearly. Peter DeFazio is truly irreplaceable.


Oregonians need a continuation of Peter’s strong, experienced leadership, especially in these challenging times. 


From my time as Majority Leader in the Oregon House to my current role as Labor Commissioner, I have built a track record as a fighter for the middle-class and working families.  I have always been focused on getting the job done, not on who gets the credit. Nobody can fill Peter DeFazio’s shoes. But I am determined to do all I can to ensure that his dedication to our people and communities, his strong and principled leadership, and his track record of putting the needs of hard-working Oregonians first will continue.


Over the next weeks, you will hear much more about my priorities, my plans, and ways to get involved with this people-driven campaign.  But for right now, I hope you will join me be saying:


Thank you, Peter.

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