Sid Leiken launches high profile campaign against DeFazio

Sid Leiken (candidate for Congress in OR-4) just launched an impressive campaign new website this morning. I say impressive because it looks like we have a candidate who is figuring out technology and how to engage people. Check him out at

He also seems to get what we are all feeling right now: The federal government is spending too much, taking on too much debt, and ensuring that we will all face major tax increases in the future. Here are a couple of excerpts of what Sid has to say:

“I am running for Congress to address the concerns that keep us all awake at night. High unemployment, lower take home pay, rising health care costs, and shrinking retirement accounts have most of us pretty worried about the future. As I hear from people each day these are the concerns that come up over and over again.”

The solution?

“The solutions starts with getting federal spending under control and turning our attention to empowering the private sectors to create jobs.”

On what he has accomplished as Mayor of Springfield — an once timber-dependent town that has really changed its face and diversified itself in recent years:

“We created an environment where private employers found they could create new jobs. That is how you revive our economy — by providing a place where people want to create jobs — not by aimlessly growing the size of our federal government.”

From what I hear this is a site that will continue to build out as the campaign moves forward with more video and video. I also like the fact that you can sign up for text message updates and connect via the various social media tools like twitter and facebook. It is a good sign that this campaign is coming out of the chute strong like this. Go check Sid out.