Rumor: Sen. Starr for Sec. of State

As Sen. Vicki Walker and Sen. Kate Brown announce their run for Secretary of State, it leaves open a large question on who might be the Republican challenger.

The most recent name being circulated in the rumor mill is Sen. Bruce Starr.

Sen. Bruce Starr’s strengths are (1) he has a solid record on voting against tax increases (2) Starr is known for working with both sides of the aisle in passing initiatives (3) Starr has worked on both the small business and economic development side as a private citizen and (4) Starr has a long history of civic involvement, fundraising and campaigning. A weakness would be that if anyone is going to run, they ought to announce sooner rather than later. The Secretary of State race is one of the most important races in the state.

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  • NME

    Bruce is a cautious fellow. He only moves to the next political step at the best timming. This SOS race may seem to crowded.

    Then, it also must be said that by making a big early start, you can tap into a lot of energy and resources that do not seem to be present but manifest themselves when someone makes a daring and strong run. Statewide office has its risks, but they are offset by the rewards.

  • Anonymous

    I doubt that Bruce will run.

    I am wondering what the party is doing. I can’t believe we haven’t found a STRONG canidate.

  • Anon

    A “STRONG” candidate? Are you suggesting Starr isn’t?

    Bruce has served well in the Oregon Senate, the Oregon House and the Hillsboro City Council.

    He is conservative enough for the base, but does not come off as “hard right” like the George twins.

    Saxton was supposed to be our “strong” candidate. Not too right-wing like that Mannix guy. Except that Mannix did A LOT better against Kulongoski than Saxton did.

    Bruce is from Washington County, a crucial point when you consider that for any Republican to win state-wide, they need to do well in Washington and Clackamas County.

    Bruce is the full package. Not sure if he should, or is going to, run. But he is a strong candidate if he decides to get in the race.

  • homerf12

    Bruce can be quite the thinker, but too quiet for a noisy all-out state fight.

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