Oregon USPS District Manager William Schwartz discusses how the postal service prepares for mail-in voting.

Salem Statesman Journal

Rep. Paul Evans, D-Monmouth, is once again going head-to-head with Republican Selma Pierce to represent Oregon’s House District 20, which includes West Salem, parts of South Salem and reaches southwest to Independence and Monmouth.

Evans and Pierce faced one another two years ago. Evans won by 2,200 votes – about 7 percentage points – against Pierce, after a bruising election contest. 

Evans, who teaches speech communication at Chemeketa Community College, was first elected to the seat in 2014.

Pierce, a dentist who has stepped away from practicing dentistry during the campaign, said Oregon’s education system is falling short, there aren’t enough mental health services and that businesses are struggling during the pandemic.

This year’s rematch has gotten testy at times. Evans has criticized Pierce for what he says are inaccurate claims