New Republican candidate for governor visits Medford

MEDFORD, Ore. —Bridget Barton, a Republican candidate visited Medford Friday, to host a meet and greet.

Barton is a 20-year publisher, of a business public policy arts and culture magazine.

She says she’s an optimistic outsider, looking to bring change to Oregon.

“This is the opportunity for an outsider to come in and really solve some problems, I’ve got a lot of experience in the very issues that we’re facing in the state, education, homelessness, crime, the natural resources issues, these are my fortes,” said Barton.

Barton says with a  fresh perspective to voters of the Oregon Republican Party, she’s uniquely situated to win the primary election in May.


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Jenna King is the 6pm anchor and our Feature Reporter at 10pm and 11pm for NBC5 News. Jenna is a Burbank, CA native. She graduated from the University of Oregon with a degree in Broadcast Journalism and a minor in Sports Business. During her time at Oregon she was part of the student-run television station, Duck TV. She also grew her passion for sports through her internship with the PAC 12 Network. When Jenna is not in the newsroom you can find her rooting for her hometown Dodgers, exploring the outdoors or binging on the latest Netflix release.
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