Precinct Committee: On Saturday, members of the Republican precinct committee in Oregon Senate District One nominated five candidates to be considered for the seat that would become vacant on January 1 due to Dallas Heard’s decision to step down from his position.
These names have now been sent to the county commissions in Douglas, Coos, and Curry County, and those commissions are scheduled to meet later this month in order to choose a single individual to fill the position.
5 Candidates Are Chosen For The Oregon Senate Seat By The Precinct Committee
Michaela Hammerson, the vice chair of the Douglas County Republican Central Committee, stated that the top names, in order of the number of votes received, were State Representative David Brock Smith of Curry County, followed by residents of Douglas County Tim Allen, Richard Vander Velden, Todd Vaughn, and Tom Dole.
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Douglas Mendenhall was the candidate who received the fewest votes, and as a result, his name was not transmitted. According to the statutes governing elections in the state, PCPs are required to choose between three and five names.
According to Hammerson, there were 121 persons present at the meeting that took place in Coquille. According to Hammerson, the voting was weighted according to the number of PCPs present in a precinct as well as the population of each precinct.
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Brock Smith has communicated his desire to switch from serving in the Oregon House to serving in the Oregon Senate. He gained Heard’s endorsement as well. The individual chosen by the county commissioners will hold their position until the conclusion of the 2024 term.
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