Former Senator Kevin Mannix runs for House District 21

Kevin Mannix for State Representative
Press release,

Kevin Mannix Announces Run for Oregon House District 21

“Oregonians—especially crime victims—need a trusted advocate serving them.”

Former State Representative, State Senator, and Governor candidate Kevin Mannix announced this morning that he has filed with the Secretary of State for State Representative, House District 21 (Keizer and Central Salem) as a Republican.

Mannix has run his own Salem law firm since 1986, served as Chair of the Oregon Republican Party as well as the Marion County Republican Party and served five terms in the Oregon House of Representatives. He is well known in Oregon political and legal circles as the father of Measure 11, the popular ballot measure that instituted mandatory minimum sentencing for violent crimes.

“I am running to return to the Oregon House because I have witnessed the erosion of public safety by the legislature and the lack of support for victims of crime in Oregon,” said Mannix. “Oregonians—especially crime victims—need a trusted advocate serving them.” Mannix added, “Our public education system needs to respect parental involvement and return to a system that meets the needs of our children and upholds our values.”

In 2020, Mannix led again with the fight against the lockdown of churches, schools and small businesses by the Governor’s Executive Orders. He took that fight all the way to the Oregon Supreme Court. Mannix has continued to lead the opposition to Governor Brown’s mandates.

Kevin and his wife, Susanna, were married in June 1974. Susanna is a registered nurse at Salem Hospital. Kevin and Susanna have three children: Nicholas, Gabriel, and Emily.

“I look forward to the opportunity to advocate at the Legislature for the good people of Keizer and Central Salem following this election,” said Mannix.

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