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September 12, 2013
Today Lee Beyer (D-Springfield) announced he will seek re-election to the Oregon Senate in District 6. He filed paperwork with the Secretary of State to make his campaign official earlier today. “I’m honored to have the privilege of serving the people of central Lane and Linn Counties in the Oregon Senate, and I am proud of the work we’ve done to get Oregonians back to work and reinvesting in education” said Beyer. “I’m running for re-election because there’s more work to be done to make Oregon the best place for businesses and families to grow and prosper.”
September 16, 2013
Corvallis, Ore. —Representative Sara Gelser (D-Corvallis/Philomath) today announced her candidacy for the Oregon State Senate in District 8. The Senate district encompasses Philomath, Corvallis, Albany, Tangent, Millersburg and surrounding areas. Gelser has served as the State Representative from Corvallis and Philomath since 2005.
September 24, 2013
Senator Rod Monroe (D-Portland) announced today that he will seek re-election to the Oregon Senate in District 24. He filed paperwork with the Secretary of State to make his campaign official earlier today.  
October 21, 2013
Robert Bruce, a small business consultant from Sandy, today announced his campaign for the Oregon State Senate in District 26. The district includes all of Hood River County, as well as large portions of Clackamas and Multnomah Counties.
November 5, 2013
Today, Senator Richard Devlin (D-Tualatin) announced that he would seek a fourth term representing District 19 in the Oregon State Senate. Earlier this morning he filed paperwork with the Oregon Secretary of State to make his re-election campaign official.
March 11, 2014
Strong slate of Democratic candidates committed to supporting education & job creation SALEM—Today marks the deadline for Oregon candidates to file to run for elected office, and Senate Democrats proudly announced their lineup of candidates for the 2014 election. “In 2014, Senate Democrats have an excellent slate of candidates whose victories in November
May 15, 2014
Today a Senate Democratic campaign group filed a complaint with the Oregon Secretary of State against Sen. Betsy Close (R-Albany) for failing to disclose a contribution from Oregon’s most extreme gun political action committee.
May 21, 2014
Results from Oregon’s May Primary Election yesterday indicate that Senate Democrats have the momentum in key swing districts going into the 2014 General Election. “Voters in Southern Oregon and the Mid-Valley delivered a strong message yesterday about their excitement to elect Democratic candidates for the Senate,” said Tom Powers, executive director of the Senate Democratic Leadership Fund. “These results show that Senator Alan Bates and Rep. Sara Gelser are both in very strong positions heading into the 2014 election.”
June 19, 2014
Instead of focusing on the priorities of his constituents, this weekend Senator Bruce Starr (R) will host a campaign event featuring Oregon’s ‘Right-Wing Extreme Team’—the Republican candidates for U.S. Senate and Oregon Governor who are woefully out of step with Oregonians’ priorities and values. Monica Wehby and Dennis Richardson are running for statewide office this year and Bruce Starr is putting his campaign squarely in line with their extreme agenda.
July 13, 2015
Senator Chuck Riley (D-Hillsboro) released the following statement today after the sponsors of a recall effort conceded defeat: “Today’s concession by recall activists is a win for the democratic process. In 2014 I campaigned extensively for Senate District 15 on a platform of expanding education funding, standing up for small businesses, and passing common-sense reforms to keep weapons out of the hands of dangerous criminals by requiring background checks on all gun sales.