After more than three decades as a mainstay in Oregon politics, the state’s longest-tenured U.S. House member, Rep. Peter DeFazio, announced Wednesday that he won’t seek a 19th term. Since he was first elected in 1986, DeFazio has represented Oregon’s 4th Congressional District, which spans the state’s southwest corner, stretching from the California border to Albany. OPB political reporter Dirk VanderHart joins us to talk about DeFazio’s legacy.
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