• “A noted fiscal hawk, Richardson would make effective use of the office’s audit function.” – The Oregonian, April 22, 2016
  • “Richardson has the experience in government and in the private sector. A key function of the Secretary of State’s Office is auditing. It’s hard to imagine a better candidate for leading that function than Richardson. He knows from experience how the state works and what legislators need to know to make good budget decisions.” – Bend Bulletin, April 21, 2016
  • “…an expert on the state’s budget serving as the state’s chief auditor, which is one of the secretary of state’s prime jobs, would be a good fit for Richardson, one of the first law makers to raise substantive concerns about Cover Oregon.” – Willamette Week, May 4, 2016
  • “Richardson has the edge based on his detailed platform, his legislative experience, his statewide profile and the bipartisan relationships he has built over the years.” Eugene Register-Guard, April 17, 2016