Dennis Richardson – Republican

Photo: Dennis RichardsonCity where I live: Central Point
Skills: Former Oregon Legislator for 12 years; Ways and Means Co-Chair; Former City Councilor; Attorney; Business Owner; Army Combat Helicopter Pilot (Vietnam); youth coach; community volunteer. Married to Cathy for 42 years and I’m a father and grandfather.

3 things I will do if I win:
Icon: Image of state of Oregon, dollar sign in the middle of the state, economic growth graph behind state of oregon, "State Economy"1. The Secretary of State’s Audits Division should focus on exposing and reporting wasted money and abuses of power. We’ll accomplish this by performing financial and performance audits of state agencies, such as the Department of Human Services.

Icon: A pencil, an apple, and a chalkboard with "ABC" written on it, and the label "K - 12."2. As Secretary of State, we’ll audit poor-performing public schools to make sure every child has a fair shot at a quality education. This includes ensuring parents and teachers have access to important public records like lead and radon test results.

Icon: People sitting at a long meeting table, with an X over them, and the label "Greed."3.As Secretary of State I will fight government corruption and protect public employees who tell the truth about fraud and abuse in public agencies. I will support campaign finance reform.