Dan Rayfield Begins General Election Campaign


Contact: Sarah Higginbotham, (541) 914-3832

May 18, 2010

Supporters of local attorney Dan
Rayfield celebrated the official nomination of their candidate to take on
8-year incumbent Republican Senator Frank Morse this evening. Rayfield has
been campaigning since January of this year and tonight’s election marks a
milestone as the campaign prepares to gear up for summer.

“When I talk to voters at their door, I hear over and over that they’ve
had enough of longtime politicians like Frank Morse,” Rayfield said. “It’s
time for voters to expect more from their State Senator; expect him to
help small businesses, support education from the early grades through
college, and demand accountability from Wall Street banks and credit card
companies.  Frank Morse has been out of step with this district for too
long and his record shows it.”

Rayfield pointed to several instances where Morse’s voting record is out
of step with district voters:

- Instead of being an advocate for public education, as Morse claims in a
recent mailer, the incumbent Senator actually opposed a number of
education measures including $200 million in public school funding during
the 2010 session.

- Despite the damage done to the local economy by Wall Street banks and
credit card companies, Morse opposed holding them to the same tough
consumer protection standards as other Oregon businesses.

- Rather than provide health insurance for 80,000 Oregon children, Morse
stood with insurance companies in opposing this vital legislation in 2009.

“The hard work of putting our economy – and our community – back on the
right track begins tonight,” said Rayfield. “To get there, voters in my
district need a State Senator who shares their values, not one who
consistently votes against their values.”

Dan Rayfield earned his law degree from Willamette University. He works as
an attorney in Albany and serves as the President of the Linn-Benton Bar
Association, as the Vice president of Majestic Theatre Board, and is
active with the Greater Corvallis Rotary.  Rayfield lives in Corvallis.

Senate District 8 covers Albany, Corvallis, Philomath, Tangent, and Adair
Village. For more information on the campaign, visit www.danrayfield.com.

Albany attorney will face 8-year incumbent Frank Morse