MEDFORD, Ore. — It’s been a week since Congressman Greg Walden announced he’s retiring from politics after next year.
There’s been a lot of speculation about who will run for the seat.
Monday, we can eliminate one name from that list.
Democrat Jamie McLeod-Skinner who lost to representative Walden by 17 percent last year tells NBC5 News she’s not throwing her hat in the race.
She’s staying in the race for Secretary of State.
Though she considered the possibility, Mcleod-Skinner said many want her to “ensure that urban and rural perspectives are included in statewide leadership.”
Amanda Rose is a multimedia journalist for NBC5 News. Amanda graduated from Columbia University earning a Master’s degree in Journalism. She also received a Bachelor’s degree in English with a specialization in literature from the University of British Columbia. She’s a Los Angeles native, but is thrilled to return to the beautiful Pacific Northwest and is passionate about reporting on the criminal justice system.