Prineville Mayor Jason Beebe on Tuesday announced he will run for the U.S. Senate seat currently held by Oregon Democrat Ron Wyden.
“I have never seen a Senator or public official that did not represent the people of Oregon more than Ron Wyden,” Beebe said in a release announcing his candidacy. “His extreme left or communist views are so far out of touch with everyday working Oregonians, it is just flat-out time for him to leave.”
Wyden has held the seat since 1996.
Beebe, a Republican, currently works for HCL Technologies as the North America Regional Manager and previously worked as a contractor for the Facebook and Apple data centers.
He entered the military at age 29 after 9/11, serving one tour in Iraq.
Serving in the 41st. IBCT, 1/82 Cavalry of the Oregon Army National Guard, he retired from duty in 2015 after more than 12 years of service, according to his announcement.
He served on the Prineville City Council for 10 years, “shepherding Prineville through some of the largest economic development years and most recently an outspoken critic of the Governor on overreach with COVID-19.”
Beebe said his reason to run started with his desire to serve in the Army and serve his community.
In his announcement, Beebe touted the successes of President Trump on immigration and foreign policy and said he would run as a Pro-Life candidate.
“I cannot just sit back and watch our nation continue down this treacherous path with the likes of Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer, and Ron Wyden,” he said. “We can and must stop them. It starts with removing Ron Wyden from office.”
This is a developing story.