April 29th: Last day to register to vote in the Oregon Republican Primary

Jackson endorsed at Oregon Black Political Conference for Benton Commissioner

The Oregon Black Political Conference was held in Portland at the Crowne Plaza Portland Convention Center on April 11-13 to endorse federal, state and local candidates running for public office in the May 20th Oregon Primary Election. To receive the OBPC endorsement, candidates had to receive three-fifths of the eligible delegate votes. Jerry J. Jackson, Sr., candidate for Benton County Commissioner, Pos. 1, was one of only two Republican candidates to win a 2014 endorsement. Sen. Jackie Winters, candidate for reelection to Oregon Senate District 10, was the other Republican endorsed at the conference. The conference was hosted by the Political Action Committee of the Oregon Assembly for Black Affairs (OABA).

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GOP forum: Candidates agree on forest control

Candidates squaring off in the Republican primary, seeking to unseat Democrat Jeff Merkley in November, all support turning Oregon federal forests over to local ownership.

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2014 GOP Candidate Picture Wall with Links to Campaign Websites - Benton/Oregon Primary Election

Our 2014 Candidate Wall includes photos of Republicans who are running in the Oregon Primary Election in districts encompassing all or parts of Benton County. Click photos to visit campaign websites (if available) and learn about these candidates.



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THE CONGRESSIONAL RACES BELOW ARE OUTSIDE BENTON COUNTY'S DISTRICTS (CD4 & CD5), however, the CD2 race between Congressman Greg Walden (Incumbent) and Dennis Linthicum should be interesting to watch and, though James Buchal is running unopposed in the CD3 Primary, he will be running against Congressman Earl Blumenauer (D) in the General Election. Buchal is a long-shot but Blumenauer has been in D.C. far too long!



No information on Judges yet!

Feb. 1, 2014 - Jon Justesen dropped out of the Governor's race.
Mar. 3, 2014 - Brian Cooke filed to run for the Oregon House of Representatives for District 16 but had to drop out when he was informed that he was subject to the Hatch Act of 1938 because his job with Benton County is funded through federal funds. We thank Brian for stepping up to run. It was such a pleasure to meet Brian and his family. He can run for a party office so he has signed up to run for a Precinct Committeeman slot. Read More......

Senate race in Michigan has Dems nervous

Democrats are facing their toughest Michigan Senate fight in two decades.  A sour national political climate, a little-known candidate and big spending by conservative outside groups have given Republicans a real shot at winning an open seat and boosted their chances at seizing Senate control.  Republicans had all but written off the Democratic-leaning state last summer after they failed to recruit either Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Mich.) or Rep. Dave Camp (R-Mich.) to run, leaving them with former Michigan Secretary of State Terri Lynn Land (R) as their nominee.

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David Jolly defeats Alex Sink in Florida 13th

Republican David Jolly narrowly defeated Democrat Alex Sink in the special election for Florida’s 13th District on Tuesday in an expensive race watched closely by both parties as the midterm election season kicks into high gear.  With 100 percent of precincts reporting, Jolly beat Sink 48.5 percent to 46.6 percent, according to The Associated Press.  Both Democrats and the GOP plowed millions of dollars into the swing district race in hopes of an election year boost. The results appeared to vindicate the strategy of the GOP, which focused its attacks on linking Sink to Obamacare and managed to win with an untested candidate that many in the national party had grown frustrated with.

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Harry Reid plots to block potential 2016 foe

Harry Reid isn’t on Nevada’s ballot this year, but he may as well be.  The shrewd Senate majority leader is putting the strength of his formidable political machine behind a Democratic candidate for lieutenant governor whose fate could have major implications for Reid’s own three-decade congressional career. The race is rapidly becoming a proxy war between Reid and popular Republican Gov. Brian Sandoval, who is viewed by both parties as the toughest potential challenger to Reid in 2016.

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Report: U.S. Rep. John Dingell considering retirement

John Dingell, the longest-serving member of the United States House of Representatives, is considering not running for re-election, according to a report in the Detroit News.
Dingell, who represents the Ann Arbor area along with areas of Wayne County, has run successfully 29 times since 1955. The 87-year-old Dearborn Democrat recently broke the record for the longest-serving congressman in history.

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Texas Telephone Poll: Stockman Gaining Against Cornyn In Primary Battle

Human Events-Gravis Marketing, conducted a random survey of 729 likely republican primary voters in Texas regarding Republican Steve Stockman and Republican John Cornyn between 2/10/14 and 2/12/14. The poll carries a margin of error of 3.6%. The telephone poll was conducted using automated phone calls to landlines and live operators contacting cellphone only households.

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Patti Milne announces State Senate run for seat held by Peter Courtney

Back in August of last year, Marion County Commissioner Patti Milne, a Republican, announced she wouldn’t be seeking a fifth term. Today, she is announcing a run for State Senate in District 11, which is currently held by Senate President Peter Courtney, a Democrat.

Here’s her press release:

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Eric Cantor Earns an Opponent - Dave Brat

Once thought of as a possibly more conservative alternative to establishment Republican Speaker John Boehner, establishment Republican House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (VA-7) long ago proved he is fully invested in Boehner’s lobbyist-driven legislative agenda.  The Murray-Ryan budget and Amnesty for illegal aliens are just the latest in a long list of betrayals conservatives have suffered at the hands of Eric Cantor.  From breaking the spending caps in the sequester, to voting for the Wall Street bailout through the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP), when faced with a choice between business -as -usual and fighting for limited- government constitutional conservative principles, Cantor always sides with Big Business, Big Government and the Capitol Hill establishment.

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Wehby Taps Out-of-State Cash

As expected, the race for the 2014 GOP nomination to oppose Democratic incumbent U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley is shaping up as a two-way battle between a moderate GOP Establishment-backed candidate and a grass roots candidate relying almost exclusively on individual Oregonians for support. Any questions as to where Dr. Monica Wehby and State Rep. Jason Conger fit into that narrative were answered with the filing of their most recent FEC year-end campaign reports.

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Polls: Republicans lead in 5 key Senate races

Republicans have leads in five crucial Senate races, according to new polling conducted for the GOP-aligned group American Crossroads.

The automated surveys from Harper Polling find Sens. Mark Begich (D-Alaska), Mark Pryor (D-Ark.) and Mary Landrieu (D-La.) trailing GOP opponents, as well as Republicans holding leads in Democratic-held open seats in Montana and Michigan. Sen. Kay Hagan (D-N.C.) is tied with her most likely opponent, while Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) has a lead in her race.

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Republican Jon Justesen, questioning his party's priorities, drops bid for Oregon governorship

Sherman County rancher Jon Justesen, who often campaigned to the left of his party as he sought the GOP nomination for Oregon governor, said Thursday evening that he's pulling the plug on his candidacy. ✧ Justesen, who has made it clear in recent months that he was running an exploratory campaign, said in a statement that he will "remove himself from the race for the Republican nomination for governor and work toward solving issues and policies that are relevant to the economic future of Oregon."

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Election 2014: Kentucky Senate - Rasmussen

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell runs dead even with Democratic challenger Alison Lundergan Grimes in Rasmussen Reports’ first look at the 2014 U.S. Senate race in Kentucky. But McConnell’s GOP primary rival Matt Bevin leads Grimes by six points.

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Rasmussen: Cassidy Is Now Beating Landrieu

Here’s a fresh piece of trouble for Mary Landrieu…  Incumbent Democrat Mary Landrieu runs slightly behind Republican challenger Bill Cassidy in Rasmussen Reports’ first look at the 2014 U.S. Senate race in Louisiana.   A new statewide telephone survey of Likely Louisiana Voters finds Cassidy, a U.S. congressman, with 44% support to Landrieu’s 40%. Five percent (5%) like some other candidate in the race, while 11% are undecided.

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Dr. Monica Wehby raises $500K in Q4 of 2013

Portland, Oregon: Today the Dr. Monica Wehby for U.S. Senate campaign announced that they have raised $501,353 in the fourth fundraising quarter of 2013.  The figure is all the more impressive considering that Dr. Wehby announced her candidacy on October 29th, 2013 leaving her only the months of November and December to fund-raise.  The donations span over 160 cities and towns across Oregon.

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What are the issues for 2014?

In November, Oregon ballots may be filled with ballot measures.  According to the Secretary of State’s office, 44 initiatives have been accepted and assigned numbers.  Three that are already scheduled for the ballot include two Legislative Referred Constitutional Amendments; SJR 1, which if passed will amend the Constitution to create a fund for Oregonians pursuing a post-secondary education and authorizes taking on debt to finance it; and SJR 34, which also amends the Constitution to allow judges to be hired by the National Guard and by state public universities as teachers.  The third is a Voter Referendum on SB 833 which was passed by the 77th Legislature and signed into law.  SB 833 allows ‘undocumented residents’ to apply to the ODMV for a ‘driver card’.

According to http://ballotpedia.org/, there are fifteen state-wide initiatives currently being circulated for signatures, five of which are measures to amend the Constitution.  Two of those five would be Legislative Referred and would have to be passed in the 2014 Session.  One is an amendment to allow voters to pass property tax levies that exceed the current statewide limits of $5 per $1,000 assessed value for school districts and $10 per $1,000 for all other local governments - something Benton County would be sure to utilize.  The other is an amendment to reset a property’s current taxable value to current market value whenever it is sold - another way to get around property tax limitations the voters enacted through the initiative process. The three amendments being circulated for signatures are Same Sex Marriage Amendment, No Dues Collection by Government Amendment (would prohibit payroll deductions from public employees to/on behalf of any public employee union) and a Prohibition of Public Funding of Abortions Amendment. 
Ten more petitions are being circulated that would result in measures that would create statewide statutes.  They are:
 
* Get Government Out Of Politics Act - Prohibits public employee payroll deductions if money used as/combined with political funds;
 
* Affordable Renewable Energy Act - Removes conditional limitations on use of hydroelectric power to comply with utilities’ renewable portfolio standards;
 
* Right To Vote on All New Taxes Initiative - Requires that a majority of “electors interested” must approve laws imposing or increasing taxes/fees over specified amounts;
 
* Public Employee Choice Act - Prohibits requiring union membership as condition of public employment; prohibits requiring “fair share” fee payments;
 
* Two Percent Gross Receipts Tax Initiative - Lifts $100,000 corporate minimum tax cap and replaces it with a 2% gross receipts tax on all revenue above $100 million (worse than a sales tax);
 
* Graduated Gross Receipts Tax Initiative - Replaces current corporate minimum tax on C-Corps with a graduated gross receipts tax of 0.25% for Oregon businesses with $10 million in sales to up to 1% for Oregon businesses with $100 million in sales (taxing income before deductions);
 
* Mandatory Labeling of GMO’s Initiative - Mandates labeling of certain foodstuffs that contain genetically modified organisms;
 
* Privatization of Liquor Sales Initiative - Privatizes liquor sales and allows 10,000 square foot stores to stock liquor on shelves;
 
* Legalized Marijuana Initiative - Legalizes marijuana in the state;
 
* Protect Religeous Freedom Initiative - Protects people whose religious beliefs oppose same-sex marriage from participating in such ceremonies.
 
Sponsorship, petition number and status of these petitions can be found at http://www.oregonvotes.gov/doc/2014_Sponsorship_log.pdf

Locally there are just two petitions.  One is to place the Corvallis ‘plastic grocery bag ban’ on the ballot so voters can decide if it is what they really want.  The City Council initiated the ban as an ordinance without even holding hearings on it.  The Voters for Effective Environmental Policy have gathered about 75% of the required signatures.  If you would like to help gather signatures from Corvallis voters on this petition, please contact Wiatt Kettle at rfvcmc@comcast.net.

The second petition is sponsored by Jerry Jackson and Gerry Tsupros.  It is a county petition to place a measure on the ballot to elect Benton County Commissioners by districts.  Currently, all Benton County voters can vote for all three positions on the commission.  Since Corvallis has about 65% of registered voters, Corvallis pretty much elects the commissioners now.  If passed, Corvallis would become one of three districts and could elect only one of the commissioners, and the other two districts would start getting some representation for a change.
 
I’m sure you will agree that getting signatures on petitions would be a great way to enjoy the spring weather!  Contact hq@bentongop.org for more information.
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Rep. Kim Thatcher seeks Senate seat; Bill Post runs for Oregon House

Oregon state Rep. Kim Thatcher, R-Keizer, announced Tuesday that she will run for the Oregon Senate seat being vacated by Sen. Larry George. ✧ George, a Sherwood Republican, announced that he wouldn’t seek re-election shortly before Thatcher announced her bid for his seat. ✧ Bill Post, who hosts a political talk show on Keizer-based KYKN radio, also announced Tuesday that he will run for Thatcher’s seat in the House.

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Only 33% of likely voters believe Merkley deserves another term

Baton Rouge, La. – Magellan Strategies BR’s statewide Oregon survey results show U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley’s reelection campaign may have to make a stronger than expected push with Oregon voters next fall.  When asked if Merkley had performed his job well enough to deserve another term, only 33% of likely midterm voters supported his reelection (25% definitely reelect), while 43% felt that it is time to give a new person a chance (34% definitely new person).

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Non-citizens caught voting in 2012 presidential election in key swing state

Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted announced Wednesday that his office found 17 non-citizens illegally cast ballots in the 2012 presidential election -- and has referred the case for possible prosecution. The alleged crime would be a notable case of voter fraud in a key swing state. By law, only American citizens are allowed the privilege of casting ballots for the nation's leaders.

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Breaking: House Democrat Jim Matheson retires, clearing the way for Mia Love

Big news for two reasons. One: Republican Frank Wolf, who represents increasingly blue northern Virginia, announced earlier today that he was retiring after 34 years. That’s a golden opportunity for Democrats to turn the House slightly bluer — or was, before Matheson’s retirement canceled it out. Two: If Love wins the seat, she’d be the first black woman elected to Congress as a Republican.   The GOP naturally wants to make that happen to help rebrand itself as a more racially diverse party, which is one reason why she got a speaking slot at the convention last year. Grassroots righties I know like her a lot too, although she got some static last month when she seemed to inch away from the “tea party” label and criticized Mike Lee’s “defund” tactics (as did a lot of other Utahns). When the Blaze noticed, she issued a statement trying to smooth things over. Hmmm.

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Republican former mayor running for Bruce Hanna House seat

Former Cottage Grove Mayor Gary Williams announced that he’s running for State Representative in House District 7, the district currently held by Rep. Bruce Hanna (R-Roseburg). Rep. Hanna announced back in September that he won’t be running for re-election in 2014. Williams, a Republican, filed with the Secretary of State back in October and made his public announcement yesterday.

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Important Dates: May 20, 2014 Primary Election


May 20, 2014 Primary

09/12/13 First day to file candidacy
02/03/14 First business day to file for precinct committee person
03/11/14 Candidate filing deadline
03/20/14 Measure filing deadline
04/04/14 Out-of-country and military ballots mailed
04/21/14 Out-of-state ballots mailed
04/29/14 Voter registration deadline
05/02/14 Ballots mailed; official drop sites open
05/20/14 Election Day
06/09/14 Last day for county clerk to certify election
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Knute Buehler announces candidacy for Oregon house

BEND, Ore. – This morning, Dr. Knute Buehler, former candidate for Secretary of State, business owner and surgeon from Bend Oregon, announced his candidacy for House District 54 in 2014. Official paperwork will be filed this week with the Oregon Election Division under the PAC name Buehler for a United Oregon.

Dr. Buehler will hold a campaign kickoff event on Tuesday, December 3, at 6:00pm at the Deschutes Brewery, Mountain Room, where he will expand on his decision to run. He plans to discuss issues facing Bend as well as the state including, improving our education system, health care transformation, creating a smarter more sustainable government, and election reform – all of which will be a main focus during the campaign and in office if he is elected.

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Another Republican running against Merkley: Dr. Monica Wehby

Portland, Oregon — Monica Wehby, MD, announced her candidacy today for the United States Senate. A practicing pediatric neurosurgeon for 15 years, Dr. Wehby has held numerous leadership positions at the local, state, and national level. She serves on the Board of Directors at the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, as a trustee for the American Medical Association, and is a past-president of the Oregon Medical Association. Dr. Wehby has also received the Congressional Medal of Distinction for improving children’s health.

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Ben Pollock running for for U.S. Congress (CD-5)

Wilsonville, OR: Today, former congressional staffer and veteran campaigner Ben Pollock, a 4th generation Oregonian and Republican, announced his candidacy for Congress in the Fifth District, challenging incumbent Democrat Kurt Schrader. Pollock’s campaign will represent all the voters of the district, and will introduce successful Republican campaign strategies that have not previously been seen in Oregon. When he goes to Congress, Ben will be a champion for economic prosperity, liberty, small business and the entrepreneurial spirit that make Oregon and America special places to call home.

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Representative Andy Olson Files For Re-Election

Rep. Andy Olson
ALBANY, OR – Rep. Olson filed his paperwork to run for re-election in 2014. Rep. Olson has served five terms as the State Representative for House District 15. He is looking forward to running for his sixth term in office with support from the constituents in his district. “While I was able to accomplish some goals during the 2013 Session, there is still much to be done,” said Rep. Olson. “There are still too many Oregonians out of work, our public assistance programs still need fraud prevention measures put in place, and our schools need stable funding so class size can be reduced and school days added back.”

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Mark Callahan of Salem, OR announces bid for U.S. Senate

Mark Callahan
Leadership, Integrity, Character, Honor, Trust

Mark Callahan of Salem, OR, recently filed with the Federal Election Commission, and the Oregon Secretary of State, as a candidate for The United States Senate. Callahan is a father of 2 young daughters, an average American, and he loves our county. He is an Eagle Scout, and has had past civic involvement with groups in the Eugene/Springfield area, as well as being a past member of Rotary, where he received the Paul Harris Fellow award. Mark is currently a Precinct Committee Person with the Marion County Republican Party. He graduated from Oregon State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration, with a focus/option in Management Information Systems, while minoring in Pre-Law.

Although Callahan has not held an elected office outside of Precinct Committee Person, he brings years of real life experience and knowledge to the political arena. In the last few years, Callahan has had the motivation, heart, and drive to run for public offices in the past such as school board, the Oregon Legislature, and the county commission in Lane County. Callahan is an information technology professional by trade, and has worked in both consulting and permanent position roles in the information technology industry over the last 13 years. With this background, Callahan has the troubleshooting/analytical mindset to take on problems, and not give up until they are solved.

Callahan believes it's time for a new generation in Washington D.C. As a fiscal and constitutional conservative, he cares deeply about the freedoms that the founders of our great nation established over 237 years ago. He has within his heart a sincere and motivated drive to keep secure the freedoms that our men and women in uniform have fought and died for over the generations, against the tyranny of threats both foreign and domestic.

Mark has begun his travels around the state to meet with and hear from voters. He welcomes the opportunity to meet with various groups around the state to listen to the concerns of Oregonians. Requests to have Mark Callahan meet with your group or organization, as well as his past and future campaign events can be accessed on the Contact and Scheduling page, his campaign website at: www.CallahanForOregon.com.

Callahan For Oregon ~ P.O. Box 4352 ~ Salem, OR 97302
www.CallahanForOregon.com
Mark@CallahanForOregon.com
Twitter: @Callahan4Oregon
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Tue., Sept. 17: Rep. Dennis Richardson speaking to Benton Republicans

State Representative Dennis Richardson (R-Central Point), candidate for Oregon Governor will speak at the Benton County Republican Central Committee Meeting at 6:00 p.m. Tuesday, September 17th at Grand Oaks Clubhouse, 6050 SW Grand Oaks Dr., Corvallis. Read More......

Sara Gelser (D-Corvallis) Announces Run for State Senate District 8

House Rep. Sara Gelser, D-Corvallis, announced Monday that she will run for the state Senate, potentially setting up a highly contested political race next fall. ✧ Sen. Betsy Close, R-Albany, was appointed last year to the seat Gelser is running for. She hasn't filed for re-election, but if she does, the race will likely draw serious attention and funding. Read more at OregonLive... Read More......

Jo Rae Perkins of Albany, OR announces bid for U.S. Senate

Jo Rae Perkins 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Jo Rae Perkins
U.S. Senate 2014
For Such A Time As This..
Time for a Real Change, for a Change


Jo Rae Perkins of Albany recently filed with the Federal Election Commission as a candidate for the United States Senate. Perkins was the GOP chair in Linn County from January 2009 to November 2012. She recently graduated from Oregon State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science, while minoring in Speech Communication.

In 1978, Jo Rae married her high school sweetheart George, a self-employed carpet installation contractor. They have two adult children, and 5 grandchildren, with another grandbaby due in November.

Although Perkins has not held an elected office outside of Precinct Committee Person, she brings years of real life experience and knowledge to the political arena. Prior to returning to college, Perkins owned Eagle Financial Planning & Investments as a Certified Financial PlannerTM and Financial Advisor; working with clients on budget management and investments. She worked for several bank brokerage firms as a Financial Advisor, and has been a Banker and Realtor®.

Perkins believes the time has come when voters are weary of career politicians whose main interest is their own agenda. Standing on the core principles of our Founding Fathers, Perkins is ready to be a Stateswoman who listens, and steps up for the People she represents. She firmly believes every bill should pass a three-way test: Is it congruent with the U.S. Constitution? Is it congruent with her values and fiscal conservatism, and is it free from pork barrel spending and other non-related issues?

Jo Rae has begun her travels around the state to meet with and hear from voters. She welcomes the opportunity to meet with various groups around the state to listen to the concerns of Oregonians. Requests to have Jo Rae Perkins meet with your group or organization, are handled via the Schedule link on her website at www.perkinsforussenate.com or via email at scheduler@perkinsforussenate.com.

On Friday August 16, Jo Rae Perkins will be traveling the I-5 corridor making four campaign stops. Beginning at 10:15 a.m. in Albany, she will be holding a press conference at the KGAL Studios in the Old Library Building 1390 Waverly Dr. SE Then south to Eugene, where the next press conference will be held on the steps of the Federal Courthouse 405 E. 8th Ave., noon. She will then travel to Salem for a 2:30 press conference at the State Capital Building, next to the Jason Lee Monument Her final stop is in Wilsonville at 4pm. That press conference will be at Pacific Survey and Construction Supply, 10159 SW Commerce Circle, Suite C.


Perkins for U.S. Senate ~ P.O. Box 214 ~ Albany, OR 97321 ~ 541.979.5395
www.PerkinsforUSSenate.com
JoRae@PerkinsforUSSenate.com
Twitter: @Perkins4Senate
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Oregon Rep. Dennis Richardson announces run for governor

Rep. Dennis Richardson announced that he will run for Oregon Governor Wednesday morning. ✧ The Central Point Republican is the highest profile candidate to enter the race. Richardson has served in the Oregon Legislature for more than a decade. ✧ “We need a leader who understands that creating an economic environment where small businesses and young entrepreneurs can flourish will lead to family-wage jobs, a world-class education for our students and sensible programs to help our most vulnerable citizens,” Richardson said. “It’s time to change Oregon’s course.Read more at OregonLive... Read More......

Jon Justesen (R) considers a run for Governor

Richard Burke of PrimeOne Advocates informs us that Jon Justesen (Republican) is considering a run to become Oregon's next governor. The following information is from Jon Justesen for Governor (Facebook)...

BIOGRAPHY
A fifth generation Oregonian, Jon Justesen is the "real thing". A rancher from Sherman county, Jon has deep roots in Oregon and knows what it takes to protect our land. As a businessman and director of Barrett Business Services, Jon knows what it takes to create jobs and create a climate for business investment. ✧ As a political outsider, Jon is not limited to traditional party dogma and divisive policies. Jon wants to break free of petty partisanship and solve Oregon's problems by doing what works. Jon understands that while the Willamette Valley may drive Oregon's economy, the state cannot be healthy unless the rural part of Oregon is prosperous too. ✧ John is an accomplished musician, horseman, is married and has two sons who work on his Sherman county ranch.

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May 21, 2013 Special Election is Over

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