Republican Will Lathrop betting on voter unease with crime, drugs in Oregon attorney general race
A Republican Newberg attorney who spent most of the past decade fighting human trafficking in Africa is running for attorney general, counting on voters’ dissatisfaction with crime, drugs and homelessness to help him win a position his party hasn’t held for decades.
Oregon Attorney General Rosenblum won’t run for fourth term
Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum plans to step down at the end of her term, clearing the way for a new top law enforcement official. Rosenblum, a Democrat, has served as attorney general since June 2012, when she was appointed to finish the term of former Attorney General John Kroger. She won election in 2012, […]
Oregon Rep. Khanh Pham running for Senate
State Rep. Khanh Pham, D-Portland, is setting her sights on the Senate. Pham, 45, plans to announce her campaign for the 23rd Senate District in east Portland on Tuesday and hold a launch event in early October. She told the Capital Chronicle she wants to build on what she’s done in the House. “I see […]
Push to change Measure 110 gains momentum and money
A coalition funded by prominent Oregonians, including retired Nike co-founder Phil Knight, plans to ask Oregon voters in 2024 to roll back some of Measure 110, the voter-passed law that decriminalized the use of hard drugs. The group, the Coalition to Fix and Improve Ballot Measure 110, announced Monday it had filed two ballot initiatives […]
Oregon candidates line up on first day to file for 2024 election
Thursday marked the official start of the 2024 election season in Oregon, with dozens of candidates turning in forms and paying fees to appear on the ballot. Candidates have until March to file for office, but early entries provide a preview of some of the races to expect next year, including Republican infighting in Lane […]
Oregon Sen. James Manning running for secretary of state, promises to restore integrity
EUGENE– Pledging to restore faith in the office that oversees Oregon elections, state Sen. James Manning launched his campaign for secretary of state Wednesday on the steps of a house that serves as a landmark of Black history. The Democratic Senate president pro tempore was flanked by supporters, including past and current Eugene city councilors […]
Top Oregon budget writer Sen. Elizabeth Steiner running for treasurer
After five years as one of the state’s lead budget writers, Sen. Elizabeth Steiner wants to manage Oregon’s finances. Steiner, a Democrat and physician from Portland, announced her campaign for state treasurer on Wednesday, a day before candidates can begin filing for 2024 races. One other Democrat, Beaverton nonprofit president Brett Baker, is also raising […]
Bend councilor Anthony Broadman running for Oregon Senate seat held by GOP Leader Tim Knopp
Bend City Councilor Anthony Broadman is running for state Senate in what will likely be one of the most-watched races in Oregon.
Republican senators, state attorneys seek Oregon Supreme Court review of anti-walkout law
Five Republican senators and attorneys representing the state are seeking a quick resolution from the Oregon Supreme Court on the senators’ challenge to a voter-approved state law intended to block them from running for reelection after they ground the legislative session to a halt for six weeks.
Campaign to recall state Democratic Rep. Holvey qualifies for ballot
Oregon’s largest private-sector union has gathered enough signatures to force a recall of one of the state’s top legislative Democrats. A spokesman for the secretary of state confirmed late Thursday the office had verified that United Food and Commercial Workers Local 555 collected more than 5,000 valid signatures from voters in Rep. Paul Holvey’s Eugene-based […]
As ranked choice voting gains momentum, parties in power push back
Over the past decade, ranked choice voting has become increasingly popular. From conservative Utah to liberal New York City, 13 million American voters in 51 jurisdictions — including all of Alaska and Maine — now use the system, under which voters rank candidates based on preference, leading to an instant runoff in a crowded race. […]
Wyden, Merkley press Medicaid administrator on Oregon automatic voter registration expansion
Oregon Democrats passed a law this year that could add more than 170,000 Medicaid recipients to state voter rolls – but it’s on hold until federal administrators act. The state’s two U.S. senators, Democrats Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley, sent a letter Tuesday to Chiquita Brooks-LaSure, administrator of the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid […]