State Sen. Floyd Prozanski, D-Eugene, will hold a town hall at 9:30 a.m. June 2 at Umpqua Community College, 1140 Umpqua College Road, in Winchester. UCC President Debra Thatcher will give opening remarks.
Rep. Gary Leif, R-Roseburg, was sworn in as representative for House District 2 Wednesday afternoon at the state capitol in Salem.
BANDON — A woman should take the state Senate seat that was until recently held by Jeff Kruse, a man accused of sexually harassing his colleagues in Salem, according to the two male contenders for the Democratic nomination.
Dallas Heard doesn’t want your vote in the House District 2 race, even though his name remains on the May 15 Republican primary ballot.
Commissioners from three counties voted unanimously Monday morning to appoint Douglas County Commissioner Gary Leif as the interim representative for House District 2.
Republican precinct committee persons voted Saturday to nominate Douglas County Commissioner Gary Leif to fill the House District 2 seat recently vacated by Dallas Heard.
Now that Dallas Heard has made the switch from the House to the Senate, the appointment process is about to start all over again to fill Heard’s former House seat.
Douglas County Commissioner Tim Freeman has collected $43,790 in campaign contributions so far this year, while his nearest competitor, Brandy Stone, has collected about 1.5 percent of that.
Dallas Heard started his legislative career as the Oregon House’s youngest representative. As of Monday, he’s the youngest member of the state Senate.
The Democratic Party of Oregon will hold a convention at 1 p.m. May 5 in Bandon to select a nominee for the seat vacated by former senator Jeff Kruse.
Commissioners from five southwestern Oregon counties will meet in Roseburg Monday to select the appointee who will fill former state senator Jeff Kruse’s Senate District 1 seat for the remainder of the year.