SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The race to become Oregon's next secretary of state has heated up with former House Majority Leader Jennifer Williamson announcing her candidacy.
The Democratic state representative said Wednesday her priorities, if she wins, would be to keep elections free and fair and protect them from foreign tampering; work to limit big corporate money in elections, and draw fair lines for political districts so people of color and minority communities have a voice.
Also running as Democratic candidates are Jamie McLeod-Skinner, who in 2018 tried to unseat Republican Rep. Greg Walden in Congress, losing but coming closer than any previous Democratic challenger, and state Sen. Mark Hass.
No Republicans have formally filed as candidates.
Secretary of State Bev Clarno, a Republican, is not a candidate.
- Race for Oregon secretary of state heats up with third major candidacy
- Oregon's Secretary of State Defends Cambridge Analytica Connection
- Secretary of State Evaluates Oregon's Processing of Backlogged 'Rape Kits'
- Oregon Secretary of State Reveals Brain Cancer Diagnosis
- Ailing Oregon Secretary of State Scales Back Office Hours
- Public pays respect to late Oregon Secretary of State
- Study: Microplastics in majority of Oregon shellfish
- Oregon Secretary of State candidate drops out ahead of campaign finance story
- Oregon Could Close Budget Gap Without New Taxes, Secretary of State Says
- Services for Oregon Secretary of State to Be Held in Central Point, Salem