The 2020 election season is in full swing, and here at FFL we’re excited to see that there has been a surge in Republican women running for public office. We love to celebrate conservative women in all capacities and give our readers a look at what they stand for.

The filing date for the congressional races for 2020 in Oregon recently passed. Oregon will hold its primaries on Tuesday, May 19, 2020 and will host the general election on November 3, 2020. 

3 Republican women have filed to run for Congress in Oregon. Here’s some information about each.

Jo Rae Perkins (US Senate)

The only female in the race, Republican Jo Rae Perkins is running for US Senate to unseat Democrat Jeff Merkley. Perkins was a real estate agent, financial advisor, and insurance agent, and now serves on the City of Albany Human Relations Commission as an elected Precinct Committee Person. She is also the delegate for the Linn County Republican Party. Perkins is a pro-life, pro-2A candidate and emphasizes the importance of both fiscal and social conservatism to her platform. She also notes banning tolling on federal roads and returning land management to the states as priorities in her campaign.

Amy Ryan Courser (OR-05)

Amy Ryan Courser is running for a seat in the House of Representatives for the fifth district of Oregon. Volunteer-oriented, Courser has served in a variety of capacities in her community, including for the Salem/Keizer Schools, Salem Chamber of Commerce, Keizer Chamber of Commerce, Prison Ministries, and more. She was elected to the Keizer City Council, and her campaign website boasts that “her efforts led directly to the addition of over 1,000 jobs to the Keizer area, including the addition of In-n-Out Burger and Waremart.” Courser advocates for reducing healthcare costs while protecting preexisting conditions, reducing regulations on farmers and timber workers, and improving infrastructure, including at the border.

Angela Roman (OR-05)

Also running in Oregon’s fifth congressional district, Angela Roman is a self-described “conservative and Republican” who emphasizes bipartisanship and transparency. She is a small business owner, and she works in the Oregon Legislature. She names life (standing against abortion except when the life of the mother is in “imminent danger”), the second amendment, and immigration as the most important issues to her campaign, falling safely on the right side of the aisle on each of these issues.

Republican Joanna Harbour has also declared her candidacy for the third congressional district of Oregon, according to the Oregon Secretary of State website, but her campaign website is inactive.

Liana I.
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Liana is a follower of Christ and current communications student at Fairleigh Dickinson University. She enjoys writing, reading, and serving others.

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