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

Covid-19 Resources

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!