Jamie Damon Announces Run for Oregon State Senate

Cites focus on Clackamas County priorities as her motivation to serve in Legislature

Eagle Creek – Former Clackamas County Commissioner Jamie Damon today announced her campaign to represent District 20 in the Oregon State Senate.

Damon – who has worked for more than 25 years as a public policy mediator and facilitator – said that she was motivated to run for the Legislature because of a lack of leadership on the priorities of rural Clackamas County voters.

Jamie Damon

“We deserve leaders who can work across the aisle to get things done for Oregonians,” said Damon. “As the State Senator from the heart of Clackamas County, I will work tirelessly to bring people together and find solutions for our families, farms, and forests.”

In 2011, Damon won appointment to the Clackamas County Board of Commissioners, where she served until 2013. During her tenure as a commissioner, she achieved full Board support for managing timber harvests on county lands to fund crucial programs, helped provide funding for vital senior services, and supported the creation of the new Family Justice Center, which provides victims of domestic violence legal, counseling and other services to help them recover. Damon also led initiatives to make county government more open and accessible to local taxpayers.

Damon cited supporting local businesses as her top priority. “Our communities need family wage jobs and employers need leaders who support investments in infrastructure and workforce development,” said Damon. “Clackamas County deserves a strong champion in the State Capitol. For the success of our communities, we need our jobs, our schools, and our priorities to be given the attention they deserve.”

“Jamie really has what it takes to deliver results for our community in the Legislature,” said Becky Arnold, former mayor of Estacada. “Jamie has a unique ability to bring people together, and that's exactly what we need for our rural Clackamas County communities.”

Damon currently serves as a Regional Solutions Coordinator for Governor Kitzhaber and will transition out of the Governor’s office in July.

Senate District 20 includes the cities of Oregon City, Gladstone, Canby, Estacada, Damascus, Barlow, and Johnson City, as well as the communities of Beavercreek, Eagle Creek, Jennings Lodge, Charbonneau, Mulino, Boring, and Redland.

Jamie Damon has lived in Oregon for more than 35 years and in rural Clackamas County for nearly 20 years. She has earned a reputation as a common sense leader who brings people together to find solutions for rural Oregon. Jamie lives in Eagle Creek with her husband and two daughters.

For more information on the Jamie Damon for State Senate campaign, visit her website: www.votejamiedamon.com and Facebook page.