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Rep. Reschke to run for redrawn House District 55, including much of Deschutes County

Three-term state Rep. E. Werner Reschke, R-Klamath Falls, plans to run for seat in redrawn House District 55
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Three-term state Rep. E. Werner Reschke, R-Klamath Falls, plans to run for seat in redrawn House District 55

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. (KTVZ) -- State Rep. E. Werner Reschke, R-Klamath Falls, announced Friday his intent to file to run for state representative for the newly redrawn House District 55 in the Oregon Legislature for the 2023-2024 term.

The announcement said that "Rep. Reschke continues to be one of the most conservative legislators in the State of Oregon as tracked by the American Conservative Union (the organization that sponsors C-PAC each year in Washington, DC).

He is currently serving his third term in House District 56, which includes southern Klamath and Lake counties.

"Rep. Reschke is a strong advocate for life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness," the announcement added.

Due to redistricting, the newly defined lines of House District 55 now include parts of Klamath and Deschutes counties.

Every 10 years, the Oregon Legislature is required to redraw legislative and congressional district lines to reflect growth and changes in population after the census. 

In September, the legislature passed SB 881, establishing lines for a new sixth Oregon congressional seat, and SB 882, redefining new lines for Oregon legislative districts in both the House and Senate. 

“It has been an honor to serve the hard-working people of Klamath and Lake counties," Reschke said. " I am grateful to to represent our rural communities and look forward to new opportunities to serving the people of Oregon.”

Candidate filings have been delayed due to Republicans' legal challenge of the lines as drawn by the Democrat-controlled Legislature.

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  1. Says he is one of the most conservative legislators in the state of Oregon. This is good. Doesn’t say if he supports the big lie, which would show his inability to think, thus bad.

    1. I think he might be OK. When the big lie was going on all last year and this year, Klamath and Lake are the counties we traveled to because mandates were never really enforced.

    1. Party Over All !
      It is the problem with both mainstream parties. And why I gave up on them over 30 years ago. I won’t follow their leaders or join their fan clubs.

      Party Over All is the road to authoritarianism. Of course, that is what a lot of people, on both sides, seem to want and I hope neither side succeeds at getting it.

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