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Hooley has served Fifth District well

Voters in Oregon's U.S. 5th Congressional District should return Darlene Hooley to Congress for a sixth term. Hooley has demonstrated over the years that she knows how to represent a diverse district that reaches from rural Clackamas County to Lake Oswego to Salem to the Oregon Coast.

She is well-known for engaged, effective and friendly service to citizens. After almost 30 years of city, county, state and federal service, she has a strong public track record of decision-making and citizen engagement.

In Congress, Hooley has been a voice for safety for the military serving in Iraq and an advocate for reduced class sizes. We agree with her that Medicare is too complicated for seniors.

Hooley was key in providing federal dollars to cost-effectively widen to three lanes a portion of highly congested Interstate 205 between West Linn and Interstate 5 while the pitted and decaying freeway is being resurfaced.