The current Treasurer of Oregon's Democratic Party officially kicked off her campaign for State Representative in House District 14, Friday.
Julie Fahey is vying for the position currently held by Val Hoyle, who recently announced her intention to run for Secretary of State.
Fahey served as the Chair of the Democratic Party of Lane County from 2012 to 2014. She worked for 15 years as a consultant in the private sector and is co-founder of ThreePoint Consulting Firm. She graduated from Emerge Oregon, which is a statewide program that helps train female Democrats to run for office. Fahey says her main goal, if elected, is to use her skills to help expand the economy.
Fahey: "I deal with issues of pay, and workplace benefits, and workforce development. Those are all going to be extremely important issues for the future of Oregon."
Fahey is likely going to be running against fellow Democrat James Manning, a Commissioner for the Eugene Water and Electric Board. House District 14 includes West Eugene, Bethel, and Junction City.
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