Southern Oregon GOP legislators Jason Atkinson and Dennis Richardson are organizing an event Thursday for the public to meet a candidate for House District 55.

Southern Oregon GOP legislators Jason Atkinson and Dennis Richardson are organizing an event Thursday for the public to meet a candidate for House District 55.

The event for Mike McLane, who is running for the legislative seat now held by George Gilman of Medford, is at noon at Butte Creek Mill, 402 N. Royal Ave., Eagle Point.

McLane, 45, is a Powell Butte attorney who will face Prineville Mayor Mike Wendel, 40, in the May 18 primary to take Gilman's seat. Gilman is not seeking re-election.

House District 55 is the second largest district in the state, stretching from the eastern edge of Medford to Prineville in the north and Lakeview in the south.

On Thursday, McLane is expected to discuss his ideas about economic growth, education, water rights and land use.

Details: Sheila Foy at 541-621-3654.

— Staff reports