Allen Alley is running for Oregon governor

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by NW Spotlight

Allen Alley announced this morning on his Facebook candidate page that he has filed to run for Oregon governor.

His announcement confirms recent speculation that Alley would announce today.

His Allen Alley website has also been updated. It begins “I’m running for Governor of Oregon because the political class in Salem has let us down.”

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Allen Alley website screen capture – March 7, 2016 (click to enlarge)

Allen Alley “was a tech world force as CEO of Pixelworks in the late-1990s and early 2000s,” was deputy chief of staff for Democratic Gov. Ted Kulongoski (where he oversaw “the policy areas of economic development, technology, transportation, workforce training, and energy”), ran for Oregon state treasurer in 2008 as the Republican nominee, ran for the Republican nomination for governor in 2010 and was unanimously elected Oregon GOP chair in January 2011 and served for two years.

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  • Bob Clark

    I heard Alley on the Lars Larson show today, and on the local TV news today. He seems like he has pep and spunk. Alley threw out financial stats which were really compelling against the spike in the minimum wage and the ineffective way in which Taxpayer monies are being spent on outlandishly costly public projects.

    I doubt Alley can overcome the entrenched political machine now in power as represented by SEIU owned Kate Brown, this year that is. The Portland Metro area economy is booming currently as Californians and others migrate into the area, fleeing even higher cost/taxed places. The Dems have kicked financial constraints down the road, instead spending every public dollar now and borrowing even more. Some day, this financial malfeasance will really hurt everyday Oregonians; and then, Alley with name recognition can carry the day; I do believe.