Oregon State Representative Jason Conger (R-Bend) is vying for the chance to face off against incumbent U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR) in November. At 45, Conger has been in politics for more than half his life. He first ran for City Council in Crescent City at age 21. He left home at 16 and eventually worked his way through college and got accepted to Harvard Law School. He moved his family to Oregon in 2004 and won a seat in the state legislature in 2010.
Though he originally voted for a state-run health care exchange, Conger has since called Cover Oregon “a complete disaster” and says he would work to repeal the Affordable Care Act. Conger has been endorsed by many of his fellow lawmakers as well as Oregon Right To Life and the Oregon Firearms Federation, but he currently trails his most prominent opponent, Monica Wehby, in fundraising.
Are you voting in the Republican primary? What questions do you have for Jason Conger?
Tune in to hear Conger’s opponent Monica Wehby on Think Out Loud May 6.
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OPB | Feb. 22, 2017