– Associated Press – Saturday, April 30, 2016
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – In a solidly blue state that hasn’t elected a Republican to a statewide office since 2002, the only major partisan race this year that doesn’t have political observers yawning is for Oregon secretary of state.
The position is Oregon’s second-most powerful behind the governor, and its critical role in government affairs – elections, voter registration, auditing various state agencies, corporation filings, etc. – has an impact on the daily lives of Oregonians. Yet, the state secretary and the less-than-titillating duties often skirt the limelight and public understanding… Read the full article here