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Integrity. Experience. Leadership. Teamwork.

Born in the Pacific Northwest with four generations of Oregon roots, adopted and raised by a Republican family in a small Kansas farming community, reconnected with biological family out West in her twenties, forged a career in public health in Mississippi, survived breast cancer, returned to live in Southern Oregon in 2017, recently celebrated three decades of continuous sobriety...


Dr. Denise Krause has a PhD in preventive medicine and 25 years of experience in health care and state government, including running a large organization and managing multi-million dollar budgets. Retired, but now a small business owner and a small family farmer, along with being a lifelong activist for health equity and social and environmental justice, Denise heads a family of five sheep, three dogs, two cats, and a teenager.

Denise is a listener who will represent all of the people of Jackson County. She brings the skills and life experiences that Jackson County needs at this critical moment.

Creating solutions together.

to  Election:


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My priorities for Jackson County

  • Fire prevention, emergency preparedness, evacuation coordination

  • Assertive measures that manage our water crises equitably

  • Increase affordable housing and decrease homelessness

  • Greater access to mental health and addiction programs

  • Working with State legislators to secure funding for County needs

  • Meeting in the middle, reaching out, welcoming all voices 

On the campaign trail

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