Meet the Candidate: Blair Reynolds (Oregon)

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Candidate Name:

Blair Reynolds

Photo provided by the campaign.

Candidate’s Preferred Pronouns

He/Him

What office are you running for?

US House of Reps, Oregon’s 5th District

With which party are you running for office?

Democratic Party

Election Date

Primary May 19th, 2020

Why are you running for office?

I only filed candidacy recently. I have a keen interest in national politics, and got done with being an armchair quarterback. My friends who are working parents have problems that I’m not seeing prioritized. We need to see more real, everyday people in Congress.

What is the biggest issue facing your community and how do you propose helping?

For my peers, there is the difficulty of finding good Pre-K care and schooling, having to stay in a soul-crushing job because they need to keep insurance, and their wages are stagnating while the costs of housing and education go up. There’s no one fix for this, it’s a multiprong issue. But in the least, providing Universal PreK/childcare, getting healthcare access for everyone, and re-balancing our taxes so labor is taxed less than capital gains and big corporate taxes.

How do we fix the partisan divide in our country and start working together again?

By re-focusing and addressing the common issues that we all have an interest in, instead of getting lost in the extremes and minimally impactful issues. Don’t get me wrong, we can do it all, but we need to prioritize first and get every American (or as many as we can) on-board!

What are your hobbies?

I am a competitive powerlifter and enjoy a few rounds of Overwatch when I can find the time.

What is the most recent book you read?

A bit topical, but, the Campaign Manager by Catherine Shaw. Shaw is a former mayor of Ashland, OR and this book is a lovely roadmap for a campaign. It has to scale up a bit for Federal office, but really touches on everything a decent campaign needs.

Do you have any kids/pets/talking houseplants?

Three young kids that I love dearly and inspire me to do more for their future. 2 cats, one dog, and a few aquariums.

How can our readers get involved in your campaign?

Visits https://reynoldsfor.us for my stance on the issues, and links to donate and sign up to volunteer. Right now, every share of my social media helps so much!

Candidate Social Media:

Website| Facebook | Twitter

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