Jamie McLeod-Skinner

Born:May 31, 1967 (age 57)
Education:Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Cornell University
University of Oregon

Jamie McLeod-Skinner was the 2022 Democratic nominee for Oregon’s 5th Congressional District, but lost in the general election.

McLeod-Skinner was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, on May 31, 1967. She graduated from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute with a B.S. in civil engineering in 1992. She received a master’s degree in city and regional planning from Cornell University in 1995. In 2016, she graduated with a J.D. from the University of Oregon.

McLeod-Skinner began her public service career managing the repairs of schools and hospitals in Bosnia and Kosovo before returning to the U.S. to manage refugee resettlement programs, work in city and regional planning, and serve on a city council. She has led organizational change, mediated community disputes, helped develop affordable housing, and managed teams through crises.

She served as an elected board member of the Jefferson County Education Service District and was appointed by Governor Brown to serve on the Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board. She was a 2018 Democratic candidate for Oregon's 2nd Congressional District in the U.S. House. In 2004, she became the first out lesbian to be elected to the Santa Clara City Council in California.


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Jamie McLeod-Skinner for U.S. House, Oregon. (n.d.). Retrieved November 9, 2022, from https://emilyslist.org/candidates/jamie-mcleod-skinner-22

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