Oregon doctor running for Congress

Medford, Ore. — An Oregon doctor is beginning her campaign to run for Congress. Dr. Jenni Neahring held a campaign kick-off event at Four Daughters in Medford on Wednesday.

The Bend physician has worked in the medical field for nearly 30 years. While she no longer practices medicine full-time, she does help local medical centers, when needed.

Dr. Neahring, who is running for the democratic nomination, said she believes the key to fixing the US healthcare system is to lower overall costs and simplify health insurance.

“Most things that we need to fix are tied back to health – not just healthcare – the ways that we’re going to work on making sure we have a robust economy, the way that we look at our infrastructure,” said Dr. Neahring.

Several other democrats have thrown their hat into the ring for the US congress seat, currently held by republican Representative Greg Walden.

NBC5 News reporter, weather forecaster, anchor Nikki Torres graduated from Washington State University with a degree in Strategic Communication from The Edward R. Murrow College of Communication.

She also received a minor in Business Administration from the Washington State University Carson College of Business. Prior to coming to NBC5, Nikki was an intern at KHQ Local News, the NBC affiliate in Spokane.

She comes to Southern Oregon from the state of Washington, where she grew up just south of Seattle. She loves running, exploring the Pacific Northwest, watching a good football game and spending time with her dog, Gisele. True to her roots, Nikki is a proud WSU Cougar fan and loyal Seahawks fan.

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