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On March 12 State Representative Candidate and University of Oregon senior Simone Gordon will be meeting with members of the community at Agate Alley Bistro in Eugene. Gordon welcomes discussions about her stance on issues such as state spending, taxes, and Oregon's high unemployment rate.
Gordon, 23, is running for State Representative in District 8, which includes South Eugene, Veneta, and Lorane. If elected, Gordon would be the youngest politician in the state legislature, seizing the seat from her opponent, Paul Holvey, who has filled it since his January 2004 appointment.
Gordon considers herself an independent voice and an independent thinker and cites fiscal issues as her main reason for taking on a long-standing state representative. Last year Gordon became involved with the Lane County Republicans as she fought measures 66 and 67, believing that the state should better allocate funds rather than continuously raising taxes on its hard-working citizens.
Gordon hopes that the informal setting will inspire honest, round-table discussions about these issues and others. The event begins at 8 pm, 1461 East 19th Avenue.