Republican Jimmy Crumpacker, a seventh-generation Oregonian and Tumalo businessman, will run for Oregon’s 2nd Congressional District currently held by Rep. Greg Walden.
Crumpacker ran Crumpacker Asset Management, where he traded options and futures on the underlying prices of oil, according to his campaign.
In a press release announcing his campaign, Crumpacker said he, like Donald Trump, is a political outsider “who looks to bring private sector soilutions to our nation’s most pressing problems.”
“For far too long, Washington insiders have forgotten so many folks like those in rural Oregon – farmers, ranchers; folks who just want a fair shake,” Crumpacker said in a statement. “That’s why this district voted for Donald Trump in the first place: they were tired of getting the short end of the stick. Rural Oregonians can rest assured knowing that I will work tirelessly with this President to deliver real results for the district. That means defending the Second Amendment, securing the border, and putting an end to the spread of radical socialism.”
He said he couldn’t wait to get to work “advancing President Trump’s America First agenda and making sure rural Oregon enjoys the same economic boom the rest of the country has under President Trump’s leadership.”
He joins an ever-growing field to replace Walden, who announced late last year he wasn’t seeking re-election after 20 years in Washington.
The Oregon Secretary of State’s Office shows 12 candidates currently have filed including republicans Jason Atkinson, Cliff Bentz, Knute Buehler, Kenneth Medenbach, Mark Roberts and Jeff Smith and democrats Nick Heuertz, John Holm, Jack Howard, Alex Spenser and Isabella Tibbetts. Crumpacker said he had formally filed, but his name was not yet listed on the Secretary of State’s official candidate page.