BEND, OR — Republican congressional candidate Lori Chavez-DeRemer was in Bend on Wednesday to meet with local business leaders. The former Happy Valley mayor is running for the newly redesigned Fifth Congressional District.
She spoke about keeping the money to build infrastructure, telling the group, “Working with the state government, working with the federal government; making sure we can focus on those. C “is where communities thrive. People want to stay there. We thought about the process of using the land. It’s not easy and it’s not cheap. She also said she had the intention to continue funding transportation projects in the area.” Your access is very difficult, she said, “And speaking to Congressman Bentz, we know there was money dedicated to this area and I want to make sure I can go back there and fight to finish, you know, maybe a bit of the pressures and the infrastructure points that we feel here.”
Due to the redistricting, Bend and Redmond are now part of the Fifth District. Chavez-Deremer acknowledged that it’s now a very diverse district: “It’s part of that process, learning about central Oregon, right? Because you know, I’m not from that part. of the state and that’s one of the issues. It’s like, “Lori, what about us? Well, that’s been the good part of [former] Congressman [Greg] Walden and Congressman [Cliff] Bentz really wants to educate me and give me the tools I need to fight for the entire Fifth District.”
Chavez-DeRemer will face Democrat Jamie McLeod Skinner of Terrebonne in November.