Legislature's leadership is divided North and South
Democrats and Republicans certainly have their political differences. In the Oregon Legislature, they also have some geographic differences: North versus South.
This year, both chamber's Republican minority leaders hail from Grants Pass in Southern Oregon, while both of the Democratic majority leaders live in the same Senate district in Portland.
Sen. Herman Baertschiger Jr. and Rep. Carl Wilson were just elected this year as minority leaders for the Senate and House.
House Majority Leader Jennifer Williamson and Senate Majority Leader Ginny Burdick have been in their positions for a few years and live in the same Senate district, the 18th District, in Portland.