The Daily Journal of Commerce is reporting that Associated General Contractors’ lobbyist Jessica Adamson will announce today as a Democratic candidate for the Oregon House seat being vacated by Jerry Krummel. She will make transportation a central issue in her campaign, according the headline of the article.
On the Republican side in the same race, former Cascade Policy Institute staffer Matt Wingard is already declared.
But both candidates expect transportation to take center stage in the 2008 campaign.
The district is mulling several large road projects, including the controversial Newberg-Dundee bypass, a widening of Tualatin-Sherwood Road and construction of a link between Tualatin’s industrial district and Interstate 5.
“The issue across the district is people want the roads,” Wingard said.