Labor Commission Brad Avakian Will Enter Race for Secretary of State

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The race for what will be a vacant secretary of state's office in 2016 is shaping up as next year's most competitive statewide contest. Labor Commissioner Brad Avakian has told numerous people this week that he will enter the Democratic primary. That decision will likely pit him against state Rep. Val Hoyle (D-Eugene), who earlier stepped down from her post as House Minority Leader to run for secretary ...   More
 
Thursday, August 20, 2015 NIGEL JAQUISS

Sen. Richard Devlin Takes Issue with Gov. John Kitzhaber's Budget

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Republicans surrendered two seats in the Oregon Senate in the November election and one in the Oregon House. That meant they gave up much of their ability to serve as a check on Gov. John Kitzhaber, a Democrat.That role—to the extent anyone fills it—will now fall to members of his own party, such as state Sen. Richard Devlin (D-Tualatin). Now in his 18th year as a lawmaker, Devlin, ...   More
 
Tuesday, December 16, 2014 NIGEL JAQUISS

Rick Miller Will Not Seek Senate Seat

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Karl "Rick" Miller, the founder of Avamere Health Services, announced this morning he will not seek a state Senate seat after all.As WW first reported, Miller spent money polling to see whether trying to unseat longtime state Sen. Richard Devlin (D-Tualatin) was a viable option. Those expenditures required that Miller file a candidate committee but that filing did not actually mean he'd challenge Devlin, ...   More
 
Monday, April 28, 2014 by Nigel Jaquiss

Assisted Living Tycoon May Jump Into State Senate Race: Updated

Rick Miller files as candidate in Richard Devlin's district

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What has been a pretty humdrum legislative election season just got a whole lot more interesting. Karl "Rick" Miller, who made a fortune in the assisted living field—he founded Avamere Health Services, a large chain of facilities for seniors—filed a candidate committee yesterday that has the effect of making him a candidate in the District 19 (Lake Oswego and Tualatin) state Senate race yesterday ...   More
 
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 NIGEL JAQUISS

Legislative Races: Devlin Poised To Spend $1 Million to Keep Senate Seat: Updated


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Based on his Oregon legislative salary of $1,801 per month, Senate Majority Leader Richard Devlin would need more than 46 years to earn the $1 million or so of contributor cash he will spend on his race against Republican challenger Mary Kremer. With one day to go before ballots are counted, state filings show the Democratic incumbent in Senate District 19 (Lake Oswego, Tualatin, West Linn and ...   More
 
Monday, November 1, 2010 NIGEL JAQUISS

Legislative Races: Devlin Poised To Spend $1 Million to Keep Senate Seat: Updated


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  Based on his Oregon legislative salary of $1,801 per month, Senate Majority Leader Richard Devlin would need more than 46 years to earn the $1 million or so of contributor cash he will spend on his race against Republican challenger Mary Kremer. With one day to go before ballots are counted, state filings show the Democratic incumbent in Senate District 19 (Lake Oswego, Tualatin, West Linn ...   More
 
Monday, November 1, 2010 NIGEL JAQUISS

Two Notable Filings For The Oregon Legislature


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State Rep. David Edwards (D-Hillsboro) has ended any speculation around the Capitol that he might not run again. He filed yesterday to run for the seat he's held for two terms. Unlike most of his fellow incumbents, who filed for re-election in September and October, Edwards had held off on filing his paperwork. And that led to speculation that he was too busy at the market research firm he runs ...   More
 
Friday, January 29, 2010 NIGEL JAQUISS

Oregon Lawmakers Finish Session At 2 PM, Start Fundraising Before Dinner


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Oregon legislative leaders gaveled February's special session to a close at 2 pm today. Exactly 22 minutes and 33 seconds later, they started asking lobbyists for money (which legislative rules prohibit them from doing while the Legislature is in session). - ---- Forwarded Message ---- From: Senate Democratic Leadership Fund To: Evyn Mitchell Sent: Thu, February 25, 2010 2:22:33 PM Subject: ...   More
 
Thursday, February 25, 2010 NIGEL JAQUISS

Senate District 19: Steve Griffith Files To Run For Richard Devlin's Seat


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As the March 9 candidate filing deadline for the May primary election looms, expect to see some last-minute stragglers enter various legislative races. Yesterday, former Portland School Board member (1987 to 1995) and longtime Stoel Rives lawyer Steve Griffith filed to run in Senate District 19, which covers parts of Washington and Clackamas Counties. Griffith ran for an open seat in House District ...   More
 
Thursday, March 4, 2010 NIGEL JAQUISS

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