Interim Sen. Dallas Heard, R-Winston, will keep his state Senate seat. In unofficial final results released Wednesday night by the Oregon Secretary of State’s Office, the Republican senator defeated Democratic challenger Shannon Souza of Coos Bay by 64.3 percent to 35.5 percent.
The incumbents are raising a lot more money than their challengers in the legislative races for House Districts 2 and 7 and Senate Districts 1 and 4.
At 33, Dallas Heard is the youngest member of the Oregon Senate by about a decade. He got his start in politics four years ago, at 29, when he was elected the youngest member of the House, representing District 2.
Shannon Souza has made a name for herself on the Southwestern Oregon Coast, where she runs a solar energy and environmental consulting business, helped found a public charter school and advocates for state investments in rural infrastructure.
Shannon Souza will be allowed a seat at a Tuesday candidate forum after all. The League of Women Voters of Umpqua Valley announced Friday it was reversing an earlier decision to not seat Souza. The original decision was made because her opponent, Interim Sen. Dallas Heard, R-Winston, had dec…
The slate of legislative candidates who will appear at the League of Women Voters of Umpqua Valley's forum next Tuesday continues to shift.
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