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Ray, Stringer want to take on Ferrioli

Pat Caldwell
Malheur Enterprise

VALE – Two local candidates competing in the May primary for a chance to face District 30 incumbent state Sen. Ted Ferrioli both feel they can offer local voters a new path forward.

Stormy Ray, Ontario, and Mark Stringer, Nyssa, are Democrats vying for a chance to take on Ferrioli, a John Day Republican and longtime senator, in the November general election. First one of them must win the May 17 Democratic primary.

Ray said her efforts as a longtime medical marijuana activist will help her be a solid representative for the region.

“I have worked 18 years in developing the Oregon Medical Marijuana Program, and it has been a real struggle to keep it focused on the patients that needed the program,” she said.

Ray said during her work on medical marijuana, she has felt . . .