Tag Archives: Sec. Dennis Richardson

Oregon secretary of state may seek to make the office nonpartisan

In places where the secretary of state oversees elections, that role is increasingly contentious. Source: Oregon secretary of state may seek to make the office nonpartisan

Continue momentum Richardson started

Gov. Kate Brown says she wants a new secretary of state who won’t run for the job in 2020 because that person should be concentrating on running a presidential election instead of campaigning. We think Brown should choose the best person to carry on the legacy of the late Dennis Richardson, who brought a new […]
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Brown should avoid partisan politics in making appointment to Richardson’s spot | Opinion

The secretary of state’s recent death means that Brown gets to appoint a replacement for the only Republican to hold statewide office in the past 14 years Source: Brown should avoid partisan politics in making appointment to Richardson’s spot

Opinion: Richardson exemplified fair, nonpartisan elections oversight

In today’s polarized political climate, the actions and motives of our elected leaders are too often challenged solely on the basis of their partisan label. Charges of partisan bias can be especially problematic for secretaries of state, who are directly elected in a partisan contest in Oregon (and 34 other states) to serve as the […]
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Oregonians could use someone like Richardson

There are politicians who are in it for prestige, for power, who run for office to boost their sense of self-importance. And then there are politicians like Dennis Richardson. Oregon’s secretary of state died (last) Tuesday at his home in Central Point after a long battle with brain cancer. We didn’t always agree with Richardson. […]
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Oregon says goodbye to Dennis Richardson in funeral of solemnity and unity

Dennis Richardson, the Oregon secretary of state who died in office last week, received a state funeral Wednesday in Salem. Oregon bade farewell Wednesday to Secretary of State Dennis Richardson, a Republican who defied the odds to break Democrats’ three-decade grip on his office but whose bid to usher in good-government reforms was cut short […]
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Somber scene at Capitol as hundreds pay respects to Secretary of State Dennis Richardson

It was a somber scene in the Oregon Capitol Wednesday, as hundreds of people paid their respects to Oregon Secretary of State Dennis Richardson. Source: Somber scene at Capitol as hundreds pay respects to Secretary of State Dennis Richardson

Capitol mourns Richardson at public funeral

After Wednesday afternoon funeral in the Oregon House chambers, the late secretary of state will be buried in Medford in a private family ceremony. Source: Capitol mourns Richardson at public funeral

Oregon Secretary Of State Remembered As Tenacious, Dedicated Public Servant

The state funeral held for Secretary of State Dennis Richardson was the first Oregon’s seen in 36 years. Source: Oregon Secretary Of State Remembered As Tenacious, Dedicated Public Servant

Opinion: What Dennis Richardson taught me about public service

Secretary of State Dennis Richardson, who died last week, encouraged his employees to adopt a “yes, if” rather than a “no, because” attitude toward achieving goals, writes Steve Elzinga, who worked with him as the office’s governmental and legal affairs director. Source: Opinion: What Dennis Richardson taught me about public service