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.
Candidates Kim Thatcher (R) and Richard Walsh (D) are vying for the seat.
Two candidates for governor support repealing the law, which decriminalized possession of small amounts of hard drugs.
The League of Women Voters of Marion and Polk Counties is celebrating National Voter Registration Day ahead of the state deadline of Oct. 18.
Kotek said an August shooting in Bend brings more momentum to conversations around gun violence.
The Senate District 10 race, which includes much of Salem, is among the most competitive legislative races on the ballot this November.
Hogan joined Drazan in Portland Tuesday to discuss law enforcement and homelessness
In recall petitions submitted to the Marion County Clerk, Casity Troutt alleges Ashley Carson Cottingham, Osvaldo Avila and Karina Guzmán Ortiz have been dismissive of parents objecting to policies and books related to LGBTQ students, and failed to appropriately moderate public comment during board meetings.