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McLane stepping down as Oregon House GOP leader

November 16, 2018

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Rep. Mike McLane of Powell Butte will not seek another stint as leader of the Republican caucus in the state House.

The Bulletin reports that McLane’s spokesperson Preston Mann said in an email Thursday that he won’t seek an additional term as leader. Mann said McLane looks forward to continuing to serve the people of House District 55 as their state representative.

McLane has served as House GOP leader since 2012.

McLane was re-elected last week to his fifth two-year term representing his district, which includes southern and eastern portions of Deschutes County and all of Crook County.

He was first elected to the House in 2010.

The election gave Democrats a 38-22 supermajority in the House, making it possible for them to pass tax measures without Republican support.

Republicans will choose a leader at their next caucus.

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Information from: The Bulletin, http://www.bendbulletin.com

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