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Race for Oregon secretary of state heats up with third major candidacy

Former House Majority Leader Jennifer Williamson, state Sen. Mark Hass, and recent Walden challenger Jamie McLeod-Skinner are all vying for the position.

Posted: Oct 16, 2019 11:53 AM
Updated: Oct 16, 2019 12:09 PM

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.

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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.

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