Walden reflects on ‘joyful journey’

Rep. Greg Walden (R-Hood River) talks during a town hall meeting in Vale last summer. (The Enterprise/File).

VALE – Some of the best moments from Greg Walden’s tenure as a congressman happened far away from the lights and political drama of Washington, D.C. and occurred in places like Jordan Valley or Pendleton or Ontario.

It was in those rural and often secluded locations where Walden felt most at home. The memories of those visits will remain as he prepares to walk away from the nation’s Capitol. 

 “I’ve had an incredible opportunity. It has been a great, joyful journey,” Walden said in an interview with the Malheur Enterprise.

Walden, who is one of the most influential Republican lawmakers on Capitol Hill, announced last week that he will not run . . .