Paralympian to challege US Rep. Greg Walden

Rachael Scdoris-Salerno is legally blind, competed in 4 Iditarods

Rachael Scdoris-Salerno in an undated photo on her Congressional campaign Facebook page, May 16, 2017.

BEND, Ore. (AP) — A legally blind woman who has competed in four of Alaska’s Iditarod sled-dog races has announced she will be running for Congress.

KTVZ-TV reports 32-year-old Democrat Rachael Scdoris-Salerno filed paperwork Monday to run for Oregon’s Second Congressional District seat.

Rachael for US Congress — Facebook page

Scdoris-Salerno plans to unseat incumbent Rep. Greg Walden. She says she is frustrated with politicians representing special interests.

Scdoris-Salerno had been born with an uncorrectable visual disorder. She has competed in the Paralympics in tandem cycling and has worked much of her life at her father’s sled-dog ride business at Mt. Bachelor.

She bought the business from her father two years ago.