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Cate seeks re-election in District 11

State Rep. Jami Cate (R, Lebanon) announced Friday, after the close of the Legislature’s Short Session, that she will run for re-election, but in Oregon’s House District 11.
Due to redistricting in 2021, east Linn County has moved from House District 17 to District 11, which has been represented by Rep. Marty Wilde (D, Eugene).
House District 11 has shifted further north to encompass more of rural Linn County and a corner of Marion County for the upcoming decade.
“For all the issues with the new district lines, they get one thing right by removing so many of our Linn County communities from being voiceless in a Eugene-centric district, said Cate, a Lebanon resident. “I am sad to say goodbye to the honor of representing so much of House District 17, but am excited for the opportunity to be a real voice for the values and rural way of life in House District 11.
“No election cycle has ever been more critical. We need to stop the horrific government overreach and defend our rights and freedoms. The governor’s mandates are leaving our students behind and crippling our businesses. Oregonians deserve real accountability, and a government that works for them. I look forward to continuing my fight for rural Oregon in our State Capitol.”
Cate, a fifth-generation Linn County farmer, was elected to the Oregon’s House District 17 in 2020, after Sherrie Sprenger stepped down to run for the Linn County Commission.
Cate has focused her time in the Legislature on fighting for Oregon’s agriculture and timber industries, defending law enforcement and public safety, and working to bring wildfire recovery resources to fire-impacted regions, she said in announcing her candidacy.