Now that Bob Tiernan
has announced he's stepping down
as chairman of the Oregon Republican Party
, Allen Alley
is announcing both his run to replace Tiernan and his list of key supporters.
In addition to announcing Tiernan's support, Alley said
this afternoon on the state GOP web site that U.S. Rep. Greg Walden
, the only Republican in Oregon's seven-person congressional delegation, is backing his candidacy when the party's central committee meets Jan. 22.
“We are very fortunate to have a person of Allen's personal character and business expertise offering to lead the Party during a time when Oregon faces so many difficult problems,” Walden said in the news release. “As the State Central Committee contemplates the next chairman, I hope they will see that Allen brings fresh and dynamic ideas and can articulate to the people of Oregon that Republican ideas and values can help all of our citizens.”
Alley has made two unsuccessful statewide runs—in the November 2008 general election for treasurer
and in the 2010 Republican primary
for governor. He was also an awesome Candidates Gone Wild performer, as evidenced by this photo below from 2008 performing with Storm Large.
If you want to know more about Alley's views, here's some video
of Alley from last spring when he came in for an endorsement interview in the GOP gubernatorial primary, and here's video
from when he came in during the 2008 election seeking an endorsement for treasurer.