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Oregon Democrats Celebrate the Ongoing Legacy of Rep. Peter DeFazio

December 1, 2021

For Immediate Release
Contact: Eddie Kurtz
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Today, after Oregon Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-Springfield) announced that he would not seek re-election in 2022, Democratic Party of Oregon Chair Carla “KC” Hanson released the following statement:

“Thank you from the bottom of our hearts, Representative DeFazio.

“You have honored the people of Oregon with your tireless service for 36 years, and we are tremendously sad to see you retire at the end of your term. As the chair of the House Transportation Committee and a founder of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, you have led the way by speaking hard truths and fighting for policies that prioritize the needs of the working people of southwestern Oregon and across the United States. Your steadfast work on transportation has culminated in one of the largest infrastructure investments in our nation’s history.

“We will miss your leadership, dedication, and sense of humor, and we’ll do all we can to ensure that Oregon’s Fourth District continues to be represented by a Democrat who will continue your legacy as a passionate and effective lawmaker and a true champion for the people of Oregon.”