“More of the same” is not working in Salem. Legislators and statewide office-holders are further insulating their decision-making from the real-world consequences they cause for farm and ranch families and others in Oregon. Current state leadership has led to $300 million wasted on a Columbia River bridge plan that fell apart, nearly $300 million wasted on a website to enroll health plan participants that never signed up a single Oregonian, untold tens or hundreds of millions on questionable energy tax credits, and high homelessness and hunger rates coupled with low graduation rates.
A combat veteran and former state legislator who consistently earned endorsements from Farm Bureau, Dennis is the best choice for Secretary of State. He is focused on the job the secretary of state is meant to do: impartially administer the elections process, audit state agencies, and administer public records. The secretary of state also holds a position on the state land board, where Richardson’s experience and knowledge will let him serve and lead immediately.