by NW Spotlight
An update on the Republican primary campaign for State Senate District 27 (Bend)
Bend Bulletin endorses Tim Knopp
The Bend Bulletin has endorsed former House Majority leader Tim Knopp. Here are some excerpts from their endorsement:
Two of the principal Republicans in Deschutes County — state Rep. Jason Conger, R-Bend, and state Rep. Mike McLane, R-Powell Butte — have bolted to actively support Knopp.
Our endorsement of Knopp, who is the executive vice president of the Central Oregon Builders Association, is also recognition of what we believe he can do. He comes prepared to legislate. He served in the Legislature for three terms and then he said he left to spend more time with his family.
He built a solid record when he was in Salem. He helped lead the effort to get Oregon’s kicker tax rebate in the state constitution. He helped lead the bipartisan reform of the Public Employees Retirement System that will save Oregon billions of dollars. PERS could use more changes or it will continue to bleed money away from the classrooms and other services. Knopp proved he could do it before, and we want to see him try again.
Knopp is pro-life and supported Measure 36, which amended the Oregon constitution to say that marriage is between one man and one woman.
Governor Vic Atiyeh endorses Chris Telfer
Senator Chris Telfer added former Governor Vic Atiyeh to her growing list of endorsements last week. The Republican icon supported Chris in her race for State Treasurer and his support continues, despite a fellow Republican challenger.
For a complete list of Sen. Telfer’s endorsements, click here.