OR-2: Joyce Segers to challenge Greg Walden

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OR-2: Joyce Segers to challenge Greg Walden

Joyce Segers

Reprising her 2010 campaign, Medford activist and small business owner Joyce Segers will run once again against Congressman Greg Walden. From her statement, reported by KTVZ:

“I decided to run again because I can no longer be quiet about the issues we’re facing. I will speak up about the unacceptable number of foreclosures, corruption in the banking industry, the increasing poverty in our district, and the massive budget cuts affecting teachers, firefighters and police. I also want to fully identify and expose the scope of problems in our rural areas so that they can be addressed and solutions found.

“With 100,000+ veterans returning from Iraq, I want to make sure that they and their families are given everything they need, from jobs and housing to counseling and best of health care. I was married for 30 years to a Korean veteran, now deceased, who suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). I know firsthand the importance of care for soldiers and their families.”

“Finally, I want to speak up about protecting our seniors and keeping Medicare and Social Security intact. Also, women’s rights are a big issue, once again. We must protect women from this assault on reproductive health care, and make certain that education and health benefits are fully accessible.”

It's a tough seat. In 2010, she lost 74 to 26. No word yet if other candidates are planning to jump in.

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