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    Portland Rep. Jennifer Williamson to be No. 2 House Democrat

    SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Democrats in the Oregon House of Representatives have elected a new majority leader.

    Lawmakers on Thursday selected Rep. Jennifer Williamson of Southwest Portland for the No. 2 position in the House after Speaker Tina Kotek, also a Portland Democrat.

    Williamson is a lawyer serving her second term in the Legislature.

    She replaces Rep. Val Hoyle of Eugene, who gave up the job while she explores a run for secretary of state.

    House Republicans this week re-elected Rep. Mike McLane of Powell Butte as the GOP leader.

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    Source: KATU

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