Cameron's chief of staff to replace him in State House

SALEM, Ore. (AP) - The Marion County Commission has appointed former state Rep. Kevin Cameron's chief of staff to replace him in the state Legislature.

Republican Denyc (duh-NEES') Boles was appointed on Wednesday. The Statesman Journal reports that she spent nine years as Cameron's top staff member. She's never held elected office.

Boles isn't seeking the position in the November election, so she'll be replaced before the next legislative session. She will focus on resolving constituents' needs and serving on interim legislative committees, which discuss policy matters but don't take official action.

Cameron stepped down this month after he was appointed to a vacancy on the county commission. The district includes southeastern portions of Salem and Aumsville.

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