Local legislators find little headway during the 2022 session of the Oregon Legislature

State Sen. Lynn Findley, R-Vale. (Amanda Loman/Oregon Capital Chronicle)

VALE – Significant victories proved elusive for the region’s two state lawmakers during the 2022 Oregon Legislature.

State Rep. Mark Owens, R-Crane, and state Sen. Lynn Findley, R-Vale, said while there were some minor wins, most Republican-inspired legislative action foundered against the Democratic majority.

“Very little positive came out of the session,” said Owens.

Republicans hold 23 seats in the 60-person House and 11 in an Oregon Senate with 30 lawmakers.

Owens and Findley, though, did point to some successes, including their effort to steer state money to several county institutions.

Findley and Owens helped direct $2 million to the Malheur County Fair, part of a $1.4 billion supplemental budget approved by legislators. Findley also . . .