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Political Notebook: Oregon House candidates with Bay Area ties seek to make history

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A pair of congressional candidates in Oregon with Bay Area ties is seeking to make history in 2022. Either would be the first LGBTQ House member from the Beaver State should they win their races.As the Bay Area Reporter's online Political Notes column first reported in November, Jamie McLeod-Skinner, 54, is again running for an Oregon House seat.

She was the first lesbian elected to the city council in Santa Clara, California, in 2004 and served on it for eight years.Kevin Easton, 46, is the first openly gay man to run for Congress in Oregon.

He formerly lived in San Francisco's LGBTQ Castro district in the early 2000s and worked on the campaigns of Rebecca Prozan, a lesbian who fell short in her bid for the city's District 8 supervisor.

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