He's already met with the Republican caucus. By Kelly Bleyer / Dave Adams
Jason Conger has already met with the Republican caucus and is ready to represent Central Oregon in the State House. With the even split in the Oregon house being 30 Republicans and 30 Democrats, Conger believes it will force both sides to work together. “I certainly see the potential for gridlock, but, I think, given the challenges that we're going to confront, as a Legislature to try to address, the problems in this state, the first being the unemployment rate and certainly right up with it is the potential budget gap; the problems with our State revenue and the growth of our State spending. Those challenges are not ones that can be deferred.” Conger believes both sides will need to compromise out of necessity, to solve the State's considerable challenges.