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Thatcher announces District 13 Senate bid


Republican state Rep. Kim Thatcher has decided she will seek election to Senate District 13 in the November 2014 mid-term election.

Senate District 13 covers Thatcher’s current House District 25 as well as House District 26, which includes Wilsonville, Sherwood, King City, Bull Mountain and parts of Hillsboro and Tigard.

“It’s time for me to move to the next level and run for the Oregon Senate,” Thatcher said.

“I’ve been honored to serve in the Oregon House of Representatives over the past 10 years and work closely with Sen. Larry George on a number of important issues.”

George is not making a bid for re-election.

Thatcher’s legislative accomplishments include creating the Oregon Transparency website, assisting small businesses, enhancing government accountability, combating drunk driving, protecting the rights of gun owners and pushing for immigration reform.