Larry Meyer | The Argus Observer | March 1, 2020
VALE — People who want to get on the May 19 Primary Ballot have just over a week to file with the Oregon Secretary of State’s office for state and federal offices or the Malheur County Clerk’s office.
The deadline is March 10 at 5 p.m., local time.
There are 13 people vying to be nominated to run in the November General Election for the U.S. Second District Congressional seat now held by Rep. Greg Walden who is retiring after this year. Eight are Republicans and five are Democrats.
Republicans include Jason Atkinson of Jacksonville, Cliff Bentz of Ontario, Knute Buehler of Redmond, David Campbell of White city, Jimmy Crumpacker of Bend, Kenneth Medenbach of Crescent, Mark Roberts of White City, and Jeff Smith of Fairview.
The Democrats are Heuertz of Central Point, John Holm of Jacksonville, Jack Howard of La Grande, Alex Spenser of Klamath Falls and Isabella Tibbetts of Talent.
Running for Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate seat now held by Jeff Merkley is Michael David of Ashland. Three people have filed for the Republican nomination; they are Jo Rae Perkins of Albany, Paul J. Romero Jr. of Roseburg and Robert Schwartz of Springfield.
To date, Merkley has not filed.
Mark Hass, Jamie McLeod-Skinner and Cameron Smith, all Democrats have filed to be Secretary of State. To date, no Republicans have filed.
Incumbent Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum is the only one to file for that office.
Rep. Mark Owens, R-Crane, is the only one to file for his his District 60 seat and Sen. Lynn Findley, R-Vale, has filed for the Republican primary for his seat in District 30. Carina Miller, of Warm Springs, has filed for the Democratic nomination.