State Senate District 1 Senator Jeff Kruse has resigned from office, effective March 15, 2018. The Republican precinct committee persons in that district will meet to nominate new candidates to take his place and submit the names to the county commissioners in that district for a final vote. The person chosen by them will serve as the District 1 Senator until the November election (even though the Senate is not in session at this time), when the choice will be turned over to the District 1 voters to decide.
The Democratic precinct committee persons in Senate District 1 will also be meeting to select a Democratic candidate to run against the new Republican senator in November. We are looking for good candidates. If you know of someone who lives in Senate District 1 who would be a good candidate, or you would like to be a candidate yourself, please contact us so we can touch bases.
Candidates must file the Application for Candidacy with the Democratic Party of Oregon (DPO) by Wednesday, May 2nd, at 5:00 p.m. These forms can be found online at the DPO’s Senate District 1 Convention Event Website, http://dpo.org/SD1 and submitted by mail (232 NE 9th Ave., Portland, OR 97232), by fax (503-224-5335), or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Candidates must meet the minimum requirements to hold office. Those include being a registered Democrat for at least 180 days before the effective date of the resignation, living in the district for at least a year, and not being under the control of the Dept. of Corrections.