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A few days after being elected as Senate Minority Leader and the first African American to lead a legislative caucus in Oregon, Sen. Jackie Winters embraces the man she replaced, Sen. Ted Ferrioli during a December meeting in Portland. Ferrioli left the post to join the Northwest Power and Conservation Council.

A few days after being elected as Senate Minority Leader and the first African American to lead a legislative caucus in Oregon, Sen. Jackie Winters embraces the man she replaced, Sen. Ted Ferrioli during a December meeting in Portland. Ferrioli left the post to join the Northwest Power and Conservation Council.

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