A former union organizer will kick off her campaign for Oregon State Representative on Saturday. Kimberly Koops is running for House District 11 as a Democrat. KLCC’s Deonna Anderson has more.
Koops is a law clerk for the SEIU and previously served as a legislative aide to Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici.
She says among her top priorities if elected are making healthcare affordable and accessible and supporting working families.
“This campaign is about everyone. This is about making sure all Oregonians regardless of their salary and zip code have opportunities to thrive and succeed,” she says.
Koops adds that funding the state’s education system is her top priority.
Another Democrat, Marty Wilde, And Joshua Powell, a Republican, have also filed to run for District 11.
The seat, which represents the Eugene area, is currently held by Phil Barnhart, who has announced he’ll retire at the end of his term.