SALEM, Ore. — On the ballot for the 2020 General Election on November 3 are the candidates vying to become Oregon's next Secretary of State — the office responsible for managing elections, public records, and audits of state agencies.
For the past few years, Secretary of State has been one of the few statewide elected offices held by a Republican. The late Dennis Richardson took office in January of 2017 after winning a statewide election, but he passed away following a battle with brain cancer last February. Governor Kate Brown then appointed former Republican House Speaker Bev Clarno to take up the position until another election could be held.
Interviews with both candidates may be viewed above.