(Clackamas, OR) -- A black Oregon state Representative is dealing with having the cops called on her while campaigning. Representative Janelle Bynum told "OregonLive" she was canvassing yesterday in her district when a Clackamas County deputy cruised alongside her to ask if she was selling something. She introduced herself as a state legislator while the lawman explained that someone thought she might have been casing the neighborhood. Bynum estimated that she has knocked on tens of thousands of doors over the years as a politician, but never had the police called in because of it. Several high-profile cases have been reported nationwide recently involving residents calling 911 because they saw a black person.