Oregon House District 25 is to be without representation in the legislature. Rep. Bill Post has moved to Fallon, NV and resigned his office effective 30 November. For the last seven years constituents have shown their appreciation for his service by electing and re-electing him with overwhelming majorities. In spite of his initial goal to serve just two terms, he ended up being elected to four.
On Thursday, 9 December, Republican PCPs from the two counties drawn into the district will meet to nominate candidates to fill the vacant seat. Marion County Republicans from Keizer, St. Paul, and the farms lining OR 219 to Newberg, will join fellow leaders from Yamhill County's Newberg and precincts north of town up to the Washington County line in Keizer to meet and hear from those who have expressed the desire to step into the position. They will then decide whose names they will forward on to the commissioners of the counties for the final choice.
PCPs will cast their votes weighted to represent the number of Republican voters in their precincts. For example, the vote of a sole PCP from a precinct with 1,000 voters will have greater weight than that of a pair of PCPs from a precinct with 1,600 voters since each of the latter would represent half. The votes cast by the commissioners will also be weighted, with Marion County having the far greater weight.
Those who wish to be candidates must submit their SEL 145 [PDF] to Becky Mitts, ORP Secretary, by 9:00 PM Tuesday, 7 December. The meeting will convene at 6:00. PCPs should begin arriving a half-hour prior when credentialing will begin. PCPs will need to provide approved photo ID.
930 Chemawa Rd NE
Keizer, OR 97303
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