Another candidate for the general election in the first Congressional District has been nominated.
The Oregon Progressive Party nominated Steve Reynolds, an Army veteran who spent a year teaching English in China. This is his first run for office. He says the debt ceiling debate motivated him to think about how he could improve on the way incumbent representatives handled themselves.
“I got angry, you know? They’re doing nothing. And I can do nothing better than they can do nothing as far as I’m concerned.”
The Progressive platform calls for protecting Medicare and Medicaid, cutting military spending, and providing universal employment, simialr to the WPA programs enacted during the Great Depression.
Reynolds joins Democrat Suzanne Bonamici and Republican Rob Cornilles on ballots that will be mailed starting January 13th.
The Pacific Green Party of Oregon was scheduled to hold its nominating convention Saturday as well.