The poll of 620 likely voters from Salem-based Nelson Research showed 33.4% would most likely vote for Drazan, 31.5% for Kotek and 19.2% for nonaffiliated candidate Betsy Johnson. There was a margin of error of 3.9%, leaving Drazan and Kotek in a statistical tie.
Tina Kotek, Betsy Johnson and Christine Drazan sparred before an audience of college students at OSU-Cascades
The DUI charges in 2016 were dismissed after Erickson, a Republican, completed a diversion program.
Kotek said an August shooting in Bend brings more momentum to conversations around gun violence.
Hogan joined Drazan in Portland Tuesday to discuss law enforcement and homelessness
This is the first year the Oregon Health Authority reported on deaths among homeless Oregonians
Stephen Singer decried his firing as something out of a ‘Third World tin-pot dictatorship”
The state commission overseeing Oregon’s public defense agency is likely to fire the divisive lawyer in charge of the department on Thursday, barely a week after its first attempt to remove him failed.
The commission is expected to again consider firing Stephen Singer, director of the state Office of Public Defense Services.
Betsy Johnson has counted on her “Betsy Brigades,” groups of volunteers circulating petitions, to gather the nearly 24,000 signatures she needs as a nonaffiliated gubernatorial candidate to make it on the November ballot. But she also paid a Washington-based signature gathering firm more than $200,000 to collect signatures for her[Read More…]