Category: State Treasurer


Voters choose a Treasurer every 4 years.

  • Manages Oregon tax money
  • Helps earn Oregon money for government funds by investing it
  • Runs the Oregon college savings (529) and ABLE Account programs

Chris Henry* – Progressive, Pacific Green

Tobias Read – Democrat

Jeff Gudman – Republican

Chris Telfer – Independent

*Denotes that candidate chose not to submit a voting guide statement.

Tobias Read – Democrat

Photo: Tobias ReadCity where I live: Beaverton
Skills: For the past ten years, I’ve been a State Representative. I have a degree in Politics and Economics from Willamette and a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Washington. I worked at Nike and for the US Treasury Secretary.

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. As State Treasurer, I will protect Oregon’s future in the long term. I will use my experience to make sure that Oregon has financial policies that help everyone.

Icon: A diploma, a graduation cap and a book, with the label "College."2. The Oregon College Savings Plan is a great tool for helping families save for college. I will make sure this program is protected so that more people can afford to attend college.

Icon: A person using a wheelchair, and a person wearing a skirt and using a cane, with the label "Senior Rights."3.Last year I worked to pass a law that gives all Oregonians a chance to save for retirement through their work. As State Treasurer, I’m looking forward to making sure this exciting new plan is successful.

Jeff Gudman – Republican

Photo: Jeff GudmanCity where I live: Lake Oswego
Skills: A depth and breadth of experience of 40 years. BA Economics Pomona, MBA Wharton, Investor, Financial Analyst, Controller, Treasurer. Elected Experience – two terms City Council. Volunteer Experience – Past Treasurer Legacy Emanuel Foundation

3 things I will do if I win:
Icon: The United States, with a dollar bill sign and a stock line going up and down behind it1. My first priority is continue to maximize state investment returns while minimizing risk while recognizing the values Oregonians hold.

Icon: Two people shaking hands, with a briefcase in the middle, briefcase has dollar sign on it, both people are on top of the map of the United States2. Oregon’s next Treasurer will have the responsibility of overseeing the implementation of the new Oregon retirement savings plan. The depth and breadth of my experience is exactly what is needed to successfully bring the plan into operation

Icon: A diploma, a graduation cap and a book, with the label "College."3. Educational infrastructure (buildings) is critical for Oregon’s future success. As Treasurer, the job is to make the money count, not counting the money. Doing so provides funds for the rebuilding of our schools, colleges and universities.