State Rep. Lynn Findley reflects on legislative session

State Rep. Lynn Findley speaking at the legislature. (The Enterprise/File)

VALE — After an eventful legislative session, state Rep. Lynn Findley is spending time at home before hitting the road to check in with his district. 

“It’s tough,” Findley said about maintaining a relationship with Eastern Oregon communities while spending half the year in Salem. That’s why Findley, a Republican from Vale, hopes to visit each of the five counties in his district once or twice a month during the interim to hold coffee hours and informal talks about what is pressing the people he represents. 

From demonstrations against HB 2020, the cap and trade bill, to a race against the clock on the final day of the session, the past six months highlighted the divide between the Republicans and Democrats in the capital, which . . .