Black Oregon legislator canvassing in her neighborhood claims woman called cops saying she was ‘casing’ the area

By MATTHEW WRIGHT FOR DAILYMAIL.COM

A black legislator in Oregon was canvassing neighborhoodst she represents on Tuesday when a resident called the police on her.

Representative Janelle Bynum, a Democrat running for second term, said she was knocking on doors in the Clackamas, Oregon, and had been doing so for about two hours.

As the 43-year-old was taking notes from a conversation she had just had while finishing up her last of 30 or so homes at around 5.10pm, a local deputy pulled up next to her.

Rep. Janelle Bynum, a Democrat running for second term, was canvassing in  Clackamas, Oregon, for about two hours on Tuesday   Rep. Janelle Bynum, a Democrat running for second term, was canvassing in  Clackamas, Oregon, for about two hours on Tuesday

While taking notes from a conversation, a deputy pulled up to her and informed her that a woman called, claiming that Bynum had been canvassing the area. Bynum is pictured with a constituent, who is not connected to this incident

‘I don’t believe this,’ she thought to herself, according to Oregon Live.

The deputy asked the politician if she was selling something, to which he informed her that she was a state legislator and that she was out canvassing.

The Clackamas County deputy shared that a woman had called and said that Bynum was spending too much time at houses and looked to be ‘casing’ the area, taking notes on her phone.

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