Update on SOS & State Treasurer race

Here is the latest from the rumor mill.

1. It has been reported from various sources that State Senator Bruce Starr is not likely to run for Secretary of State

2. Craig Campbell is under consideration for the State Treasurer seat to challenge Democrat State Senator Ben Westlund. Campbell is a lobbyist for an enclyclopedia of different clients including the Victory Group.

3. Oregon Senate Caucus Administrator, Rick Thomas (also known as the consumate Mr. Nice Guy) will be leaving to start his own public relations firm. Jonathan Thompson will be filling his very big shoes.

Post to Twitter Post to Facebook Post to LinkedIn Post to Reddit

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Measure 37 | 6 Comments |Email This Post Email This Post |Print This Post Print This Post
  • CRAWDUDE

    Someone please beat Westlund and get that egomaniac out of Oregon politics once and for all!

    He’s going to lose if he runs for Senator again so he’s trying to find a new trough to feed at!

  • Vox

    Let Westlund take the Treasurer seat. It’s not a springboard to anything, and he’ll be marginalized by those democrats who never trusted him to begin with.

    Campbell needs to run for Attorney General. He’s strategically brilliant. He’s got the law degree, he’s a former assistant attorney general, he was the governor’s public safety advisor and led the task force that got rid of meth labs in Oregon…and he chaired the State Children and Families Commission – so he’s got some appeal to those touchy-feely types. Add his republican bonafides and his tremendous political experience, and it’s a winning combination and a great personal fit.

    Why on earth he would want to be treasurer is beyond me. He shouldn’t let himself be a tool for someone else’s grudge against Westlund. Sure, Westlund can’t get re-elected in his district and he’s looking for a gravy train…but the treasurer is a dead-end. A perfect spot for Westlund to end up, assuming we can’t find someone else.

    • CRAWDUDE

      He may want to be Treasurer because he doesn’t want a hack like Westlund to be it.

  • PanchoPdx

    “Let Westlund take the Treasurer seat. It’s not a springboard to anything, and he’ll be marginalized by those democrats who never trusted him to begin with.”

    Just wait until half of the new Rainy Day fund ends up invested in a bull semen “bio-tech venture” in Central Oregon.

  • Steven

    Howz about someone that is honest for a change?

    • CRAWDUDE

      Running in this state? Good Luck!

Stay Tuned...

Stay up to date with the latest political news and commentary from Oregon Catalyst through daily email updates:

Prefer another subscription option? Subscribe to our RSS Feed, become a fan on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter.

Twitter Facebook

No Thanks (close this box)