Faith Leith for State Representative
Meet Faith Leith
- Political Science degree – UCLA 1980
- Journalist: Editor – Orange County Register – Roseburg News Review – Bend Bulletin. Journalism taught me to seek and present the truth accurately and listen to the people in the community.
- Helping my husband with his gardening business I learned to manage money and balance a budget.
- For 45 years I’ve worked behind the scenes to elect candidates like Sen. Jeff Merkley, and also worked on important issues. I understand the political system and will be an effective state representative. I’ll help to create a better future for the people of Klamath and Lake counties.
- I was excited to recently move to Klamath Falls with my husband of nearly 50 years. I have two daughters and three grandchildren. I’m active in several local religious, political and environmental organizations. I’m hard working, pragmatic, and effective. I care deeply about my new home here in the Klamath Basin.
Why I am running
Our Founding Fathers set up a system of representative government where the majority rules and minority rights are preserved.
Republican lawmakers in Oregon have recently made a habit of leaving the state to subvert the democratic process. Running away to get your way is a cowardly act which tears at the fabric of democracy. When elected, I pledge to stay in Salem during legislative sessions and work on behalf of the citizens of District 56. Running away is not an option.
As a lifetime Democrat, I respect the independent spirit of Klamath and Lake counties. I am excited to fight for values and common ground that unite Democrats, Independents, and Republicans:
- Affordable healthcare
- Affordable housing
- Alternative farming to conserve water
- Jobs in renewable energy
Vote for Faith for Health, Housing, Agriculture, and Jobs!
Politics is the art of negotiation, but you can’t negotiate when you leave the state
Oregon Health Authority – Covid-19 updates – stats and recommendations
CDC – Centers for Disease Control – Covid-19 national stats and recommendations
Oregon Department of Education – Covid-19 resources, call local school district for particular programs at area schools
Oregon Department of Employment – Long wait for calls but website is very helpful… The Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) program is open and accepting applications. Self-employed, contract, and gig workers not eligible for regular unemployment benefits
Bureau of Labor and Industries – Sick leave, unsafe work environment, etc. For information specific to the pandemic go to COVID-19 / Coronavirus – Curtailment of Operations
Business Oregon – small business help – Covid-19 small business navigator.
Klamath-Lake Counties Food Pantries – Website very helpful
Klamath-Lake Counties Council on Aging – For Meals on Wheels
IRS status of stimulus checks – Check status of your check.
Feeling sick? Call your healthcare provider!