Oregon House candidate sues massage parlor

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A Democratic candidate for the Oregon House of Representatives is suing the owner of a massage parlor in Woodburn, Oregon, after he says she tried to initiate sexual contact with him. Oregon Public Broadcasting reports that in a suit filed in Marion County Circuit Court Thursday, Anthony Medina claims the owner of Woodburn Spa caused him “emotional injury and mental anguish, trauma, an inability to form close relationships, nightmares” and other negative effects in the incident. Medina is requesting damages of $450,000. He’s also asking a court to block the owner from operating parlors in Woodburn, Portland and Eugene that were registered with the state under her name. Medina, the chair of the Woodburn School Board, is currently the Democratic nominee for House District 22.