March 7, 2018 5:15 a.m.
The May Primary ballot is set for legislative and Congressional races.
In the race for Oregon House District 2, incumbent Dallas Heard and Douglas County Commissioner Gary Leif are both on the ballot in the Republican Primary. Heard is hoping to be picked to fill out the remainder of the Senate term being left vacant following the resignation of State Senator Jeff Kruse. Leif wants to move to the House if that happens but says he will campaign for Heard if Heard is not selected to move to the Senate. Roseburg resident Megan Salter has filed as a Democratic candidate in that race.
In the House District 1 race, David Brock Smith will face a primary challenge by John Parker of Roseburg. Shannon Souza of Coos Bay is running for the seat as a Democrat. District 1 includes much of the south Oregon coast but encompasses parts of Douglas County.
For a seat in House District 7, Republican incumbent Cedric Hayden is unopposed in the primary. He will face Democrat Christy Inskrip in November. District 7 includes some areas in north Roseburg with the boundaries moving north into southern Lane County.
State Senator Floyd Prozanksi is the incumbent in Senate District 4. He is unopposed in the Democratic primary and will face Republican Scott Rohter in November. Prozanski represents parts of Douglas and Lane counties.
Six people want Congressman Peter DeFazio’s 4th District seat in the U.S. Congress. DeFazio picked up a Democratic opponent on Tuesday when Daniel Arcangel of Monmouth filed. Arcangel works at Costco in Albany. Republican candidates for the job include Court Boice, Jo Rae Perkins, Michael Polen, Art Robinson and Stefan Strek.