Sen. Jackie Winters dies amid lung cancer battle

(Portland Tribune photo)

SALEM – State Sen. Jackie Winters, a Salem Republican who spent decades in public service, has died.

The solemn news was delivered on the House floor by Speaker Tina Kotek, D-Portland, shortly after 2:30 p.m. Wednesday as lawmakers began receiving an email announcing her death. Several House members, including Rep. Denyc Boles, R-Salem, and Rep. Teresa Alonso Leon, D-Woodburn . . .

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