Atherton will face Heard in race to replace Rep. Freeman

ROSEBURG, Ore. - Voters in House District 2 will decide in November whether Kerry Atherton or Dallas Heard will replace Rep. Tim Freeman.

"I'm just going to stick to what got us through this first campaign, which is economic development," said Atherton, a Democrat. "Jobs, jobs, jobs that's what we need to fix all the ills in Douglas County is more jobs."

"You have to have funding to have a good education system and you have to have jobs to produce that funding," said Heard, a Republican. "So the primary focus of my campaign, as my work in the legislature next year is reducing regulation on small business."