The former U.S. congressional candidate has turned her attention to the office in order to help shape Oregon’s future. During the meeting, she discussed her background, priorities, and vision if she were to become secretary of state.
“To protect our democracy, build stronger communities and also safeguard our environment,” said McLeod-Skinner. “The secretary of state’s role is the most misunderstood and overlooked role in Oregon politics. It’s a critical number two role in the state.”
McLeod-Skinner says some things she would like to strengthen in the position were audits that protect Oregonians. She says the late former secretary Dennis Richardson did a great job with providing audits of state agencies but she would like to expand that to subcontractors as well. She said she would also like to further secure our elections in the state and build up a “voting culture.”
Skinner, an Ashland High School graduate, plans on holding more town halls leading up to the election. That election will take place next May.