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Corvallis-area Citizens Question Larry Mullins’ Residency

Oct 09, 2012

Compliant Filed Regarding Senate Nominee’s Eligibility to Serve


Contact: Trent Lutz, Executive Director director [at] dpo [dot] org (503) 239-8625

CARVALLIS, Oregon (October 9, 2012) – 

Today a group of Corvallis citizens filed a complaint with the Oregon Secretary of State’s office claiming that Larry Mullins, nominee for Senate District 8, does not meet residency requirements for the office.

View the complaint here:

On Wednesday, the Boards of Commissioners for Benton and Linn Counties will meet to select the replacement for former Senator Frank Morse (R-Albany). The group claims that Larry Mullins, one of three candidates for the appointment, may not even live in Oregon.
Among the evidence that the group finds:

  • The Corvallis home where Mullins is registered to vote is for sale
  • Mullins and his wife own property in Maricopa County, Arizona, where Mullins receives correspondence and his wife, Barbara is registered to vote
  • Mullins also owns multiple properties in Benton County
  • Officials at the Republican Nominating Convention cited residency problems with candidates
  • “The voters of District 8 deserve a Senator who puts as much attention and work into the job as Senator Morse did,” said Liz Kapustka. “It just doesn’t make sense that someone who doesn’t even live in Oregon would be able to serve as our representative in the State Senate”.

Copies of the complaint were also filed with the County Clerks and Counsels of Benton and Linn Counties.

The Secretary of State’s office coordinates the appointment meeting between the two counties’ Boards of Commissioners. The group of citizens expects the Secretary of State to issue a decision before the meeting on Wednesday.