Oregon State Rep. Gary Leif dies

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon Rep. Gary Leif has died. He was 64. House Republican Leader Christine Drazan confirmed his death Thurdsay in a statement. A cause of death wasn’t immediately available. Leif was seven months into his third term as a Republican state representative. His House District 2 includes parts of Douglas, Jackson and Josephine counties. Previously, the representative had been a Douglas County Commissioner. Colleagues of Leif, a Republican, described the lawmaker as patient, humble, hardworking and a mentor.