OFFICIAL ORP NEWS RELEASE
Thursday September 20, 2012 – 01:00 PM PDT
Oregon Republican Party Schedules State Senate, District 8
Nominating Convention, October 2nd in Corvallis
Process for Filling Vacancy Announced;
Deadline for Candidates is Friday September 28th at 5:00 PM
Lake Oswego, OR – Oregon Republican Party Chairman Allen Alley announced that the Nominating Convention for Senate District 8, a seat formerly held by Senator Frank Morse (R- Albany), has been set for Tuesday October 2nd at 7:30 PM at the Corvallis Comfort Inn, McKenzie Room, using a process determined by Oregon Law and Oregon Republican Party Rules.
“We are going to nominate strong Republican candidates to follow Senator Frank Morse’s superb public service,” Chairman Alley said.
The Party has until October 7th 2012, 20 days after the announcement of vacancy, to complete the nomination process. Precinct Committeemen and Committeewomen from Senate District 8 will meet in Convention to hear from hopeful Senate candidates and to elect between three and five nominees whose names will be forwarded to the Benton and Linn County Commissioners, where one of them will be appointed to the State Senate seat vacated by Senator Morse for the two years remaining in his term.
Republicans who have been registered for at least 180 days, who have lived in Senate District 8 for at least one year, and are otherwise qualified to serve under Oregon Law may apply to be considered for nomination by filing these three documents with the ORP Office, by 5 PM on Friday September 28th, 2012: an Oregon Republican Party SD 8 Candidate Nomination Filing Form, a State of Oregon Candidate Filing for Major Political Party (Form SEL 101) and a Statement of Nominee’s Willingness to Serve (Form SEL 145).
Candidates who meet the qualification for nomination will have the opportunity to make a five minute oral presentation to the Senate District 8 Convention prior to the vote. The Republican Precinct Committeemen and Committeewomen will vote, according to the number of Registered Republicans in their Precincts, to elect the nominees.
Questions about the Senate District Convention or nominating process can be directed to Greg Leo, Chief of Staff of the Oregon Republican Party at (503) 804-6391 or Greg@orgop.org.
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