Molly Woon, Democratic Party of Oregon
molly [at] dpo [dot] org
Democratic Party of Oregon accepting applications for Senate District 1 nominee
April 19, 2018
PORTLAND — The Democratic Party of Oregon is currently accepting applications from eligible Democrats in Senate District 1 to serve as their party's nominee in the November election. The resignation of former Senator Jeff Kruse in March prompted a special election to fill the remaining two years of Kruse’s term, until 2020.
Prospective candidates must meet the minimum requirements to hold the 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 one year, and not being under the control of the Department of Corrections. Senate District 1 includes portions of Coos, Curry, Douglas, Jackson, and Josephine counties.
“This is an opportunity for Democrats in Senate District 1 to step up and represent our party’s values in the upcoming election,” said Jeanne Atkins, Chair of the Democratic Party of Oregon. “From what we’ve seen around the nation, no traditionally “red” district is safe. Voters are looking for an alternative to the Trump agenda and eager for change.”
To confirm that you live in Senate District 1, visit the Oregon Legislature’s website and enter your residential address.
Candidates must file the Application for Candidacy with the Democratic Party of Oregon 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 and submitted by mail (232 NE 9th Ave, Portland, OR 97232), by fax (503-224-5335), or by email to operations [at] dpo [dot] org.
Applicants for the nomination are required to participate in a convention of precinct committee persons (PCPs) from Senate District 1 on May 5, 2018 at the Bandon High School Cafeteria.
The Convention will be preceded by a candidate forum hosted by the Coos, Curry, Douglas, Jackson, and Josephine County Democrats. This forum will run from 10am-12pm at the same location as the convention, Bandon High School in Bandon, Oregon.