Republican Rep. Greg Smith will have some competition for his Oregon House seat come November. In the May primary election, a La Grande Democrat succeeded in a write-in campaign to receive the nomination and challenge the Heppner resident in the fall.

"I believe Greg is vulnerable. I believe I can bring to the house district a representative that looks at the world differently than Greg does," said Jerry Sebestyen, a social studies teacher at La Grande High School, who received 308 votes in the District 57 ballot. "A lot of people in the House district look like it's time for a change. I think, with an awful lot of effort and a little bit of money, I can sure give them a good run."

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