Oregon Secretary of State race is critical

by Sen. Doug Whitsett Oregon’s 2016 primary election is scheduled to take place on May 17. Voters should be receiving ballots in their mailboxes this week. The results of that election will determine which candidates the Republicans and Democrats choose … Continue reading

Posted by at 08:17 | Posted in 2016 Election, Oregon Secretary of State | 4 Comments

Election of Oregon statewide candidates without prior government experience rare

by Reagan Knopp I was asked to research the last time a candidate of either major party was elected statewide with no prior government experience. I haven’t had the time to put together an in-depth look at the official records … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:05 | Posted in 2016 Election, Oregon Secretary of State, State Labor Commissioner, U.S. Senate | 6 Comments

Oregon Filing Day 2016 – follow Reagan Knopp’s live blog

by NW Spotlight Reagan Knopp will be blogging live during today’s Oregon Filing Day from the floor of the Oregon House of Representatives, giving updates on the Secretary of State’s boards that list of all candidates running for statewide and … Continue reading

Posted by at 12:46 | Posted in 2016 Election, Oregon Secretary of State | Leave a comment

Leiken calls on Gov. Brown, Sec of State Atkins to improve transparency

Sid Leiken (candidate for Oregon Secretary of State) SALEM, Ore.- An audit, released this week by the Oregon Secretary of State’s Office, shows that Oregon’s public records system is in need of significant improvements. The findings reinforce concerns voiced by … Continue reading

Posted by at 10:00 | Posted in 2016 Election, Government reform, Oregon Government, Oregon Secretary of State, State Government, Transparency | 5 Comments

Dennis Richardson announces candidacy for secretary of state

Dennis Richardson for Secretary of State Central Point, Oregon – Former twelve-year Oregon lawmaker Dennis Richardson announced today that he’ll be filing for the position of Secretary of State.  Richardson, an attorney and decorated military veteran, cited concerns about a … Continue reading

Posted by at 11:29 | Posted in 2016 Election, Oregon Secretary of State | 16 Comments

Brad Avakian is wrong on Uber drivers

by Sid Leiken This week, Bureau of Labor and Industries Commissioner Brad Avakian sent out an advisory opinion determining in the eyes of Oregon law that drivers affiliated with Uber, the popular ride-sharing mobile application, were to be considered employees. … Continue reading

Posted by at 07:51 | Posted in 2016 Election, Oregon Secretary of State, State Labor Commissioner | 20 Comments

Transportation package essential to Oregon’s future

by Sid Leiken As co-chair of the Association of Oregon Counties (AOC) Transportation Committee and member of the National Association of Counties Transportation Committee, I, along with my colleagues – comprising of Oregon’s County Commissioners and County Judges – submitted … Continue reading

Posted by at 12:08 | Posted in 2016 Election, Oregon Secretary of State, Transportation | 4 Comments

Early look at Oregon’s 2016 elections

by Dan Lucas Besides voting to elect the 45th president of the United States next November (2016), Oregon will also be electing one of our two U.S. senators (6-year terms), all five of our U.S. representatives (2-year terms), the Oregon … Continue reading

Posted by at 01:11 | Posted in 2016 Election, Gov. Kate Brown, House Races, Oregon House, Oregon Secretary of State, Oregon Senate, State Treasurer | 20 Comments

Knute Buehler mulls run for Oregon governor

by NW Spotlight Dr. Knute Buehler, a Republican state representative from Bend, announced in a newsletter yesterday that he is considering a run for Oregon governor in 2016. He plans to decide by the end of September. “In 2016, we … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:54 | Posted in 2016 Election, Gov. Kate Brown, Gov. Kitzhaber, Oregon House, Oregon Secretary of State | 12 Comments

Gov. Brown’s partisan Sec of State appointment

by NW Spotlight Gov. Kate Brown (D) appointed Jeanne Atkins yesterday as Secretary of State to fill the vacancy created by Brown becoming governor in the wake of the Kitzhaber resignation. The Statesman Journal reports that Atkins “has a long … Continue reading

Posted by at 07:13 | Posted in 2016 Election, Abortion, Gov. Kate Brown, Oregon Secretary of State | 13 Comments

Oregon Dems’ scandals & investigations

by NW Spotlight OK, this is just getting overwhelming. There were already 4 different federal investigations into the quarter of a billion dollars wasted on the Cover Oregon disaster, and now there are more federal and state investigations as part … Continue reading

Posted by at 07:55 | Posted in 2014 Election, Crime & Sentencing, Cylvia Hayes, Ethics, Gov. Kate Brown, Gov. Kitzhaber, Government corruption, Oregon Attorney General, Oregon Secretary of State, Scandals | 270 Comments

No wonder Gov. Kate Brown wants to punish the whistle blowers!

by NW Spotlight A few days ago we reported on Gov. Kate Brown’s chilling moves to silence & punish state employees who refused to delete Kitzhaber emails. KATU is reporting today on new findings about Kitzhaber’s dealings in those emails, … Continue reading

Posted by at 11:44 | Posted in 2014 Election, Gov. Kate Brown, Gov. Kitzhaber, Oregon Secretary of State | 33 Comments

Kate Brown is now Oregon Governor

by NW Spotlight Democrat Kate Brown was sworn in this morning as the new Oregon Governor. She replaces fellow Democrat John Kitzhaber, who resigned amidst a cloud of federal and state investigations. Brown had been serving as the Oregon Secretary … Continue reading

Posted by at 01:30 | Posted in Gov. Kate Brown, Gov. Kitzhaber, Oregon Secretary of State | 2 Comments

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