CANBY, Ore. – Seth Allan Rydmark announces his candidacy for District 39 of the Oregon House of Representatives.
As a lifelong resident of Clackamas County, Rydmark is running on a platform of fiscal responsibility and state reform. His experience as a mental healthcare provider has given him an up-close view of how our state has failed our children and the most vulnerable.
“With top down bureaucratic mismanagement, state agencies like DHS (Department of Human Services) have failed our foster care children who are left to sleep in hotel rooms,” Rydmark said. “We need to prioritize budgeting, so children, education, veterans, and infrastructure are funded first. Enough frivolous special interest spending and kicking PERS reform down the road. Priorities matter.”
The Republican candidate earned an endorsement from Dr. Monica Wehby, who is a neurosurgeon and former Republican Senate nominee.
“Trust is an important factor for anyone seeking public office,” Rydmark explained. “People need to know that they can count on you to be consistent and reliable in your convictions. This is why I am proud to have Monica’s endorsement.”
Rydmark lives in Canby and grew up in a rural area outside Molalla. He and his five siblings were homeschooled growing up. In college, he received his degree in Psychology from the University of Oregon.
“We will miss Bill (Kennemer) as he retires from many years in public service,” said Rydmark. “No one will come close to filling his shoes, but I would be honored to replace him as the next Representative for House District 39.”
Rydmark has spent his professional career caring for those with mental health and behavioral problems, including abused and autistic children. His volunteer hours are spent campaigning for local and statewide conservative candidates.