COOS BAY, OR – The Pacific Green Party has nominated Shauleen Higgins, a Lakeside City Councilor to run for Oregon Senate District 5. Ms Higgins incorporates the environmental, climate and social justice values of the Green Party and will offer voters a refreshing change from the pro-corporatist candidates of the two major parties.
Senate District 5 extends north along the Oregon Coast from Coos Bay to Tillamook and faces vital and controversial issues like the proposed Jordan Cove LNG terminal and the Elliott State Forest. Three things set Ms Higgins apart from her Democrat and Republican rivals: First, she supports sustainable energy development and opposes the climate damaging LNG terminal. She supports keeping the Elliott Forest in public hands and opposes any sale to private timber interests. Higgins will also refuse any corporate campaign contributions.
“We are very excited to have Shauleen as our candidate representing the Oregon coast,” said Mary Geddry, Pacific Green Party officer. “Shauleen will show the establishment parties they cannot continue to run pro-gas, pro-corporation, pro-resource extraction candidates if they really expect to represent the people of Oregon.”