Former teacher and General contractor Randy Uchytil has filed for House seat #41 held by Democrat Carolyn Tomei. It is a healthy Democrat seat (Milwaukie-Portland area) , but it is noted because Tomei has not even had a challenger for many years. With today being filing day, eyes are on how many seats both parties can fill in unexpected areas to keep the political battle as wide as possible.
We have the “Olson twins” Dick Olsen challenging incumbent Andy Olson (R) in Albany. We have the battling Italians Tony Marino challenging incumbent Larry Galizio (D) in District #35 (Tigard). Also note five candidates have filed to run for Diane Rosenbuam’s open House seat (#42) as Diane heads to the Senate.