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Mon Oct 25, 2021, 05:44 AM

Bend attorney seeks rematch with Zika in Redmond-area House district

Bend attorney Emerson Levy is planning a rematch with state Rep. Jack Zika, R-Redmond, in a redrawn House district that now favors Democrats.

Levy, 36, announced her campaign for the 53rd House District on Thursday. She was the Democratic nominee in the district in 2020, when she lost to Zika by 12 points.

But after redistricting, the previously donut-shaped district surrounding Bend is decidedly more favorable for Democrats than Republicans. The new district contains most of north Bend and southwest Redmond, two rapidly-growing areas that are trending Democratic.

“We don’t have the final numbers, but I want to say it’s between plus two and plus four Democratic, and it was plus six Republican for years and years,” Levy said. “And the demographics are just shifting rapidly.”

Read more: https://oregoncapitalchronicle.com/briefs/bend-attorney-seeks-rematch-with-zika-in-redmond-area-house-district/

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