Category: Secretary of State

Candidates: Secretary of State

Secretary of State Overview:

Voters choose a Secretary of State every 4 years.

  • Runs elections
  • Audits government agencies: makes sure they spend tax money how they are supposed to
  • Keeps government records

All Candidates for Secretary of State:

Nathalie Paravicini – Pacific Green, Progressive

Kyle Markley – Libertarian

Kim Thatcher – Republican, Independent

Shemia Fagan – Democrat, Working Families

Nathalie Paravicini

Photo: Nathalie ParaviciniPacific Green, Progressive
pacificgreens.org/nathalie_paravicini

City where I live: Portland

Skills: I am a Naturopathic Doctor serving as a Primary Care Physician in Oregon. I focus on behavioral health and complex chronic illness; more than half of my patients or more are on OHP/Medicaid. I have prior experience in technical advisory committees for Episcopal Health Charities.

3 things I will do if I win:

Icon: a dollar sign superimposed over the US Capitol Building with the label Limit beneath1. Strengthen the Democratic process in Oregon. 1) Be fair and objective when setting the voting district maps. The results of the 2020 census will be used to draw new voting districts in the US. If the Legislature cannot agree over changes for the new boundaries, the duty falls to the Secretary of State.

Icon: image of the sun, a forest and a far with a house and barn and the label Land Use2. Make economic decisions to shift wealth from the financiers to the producers. It is those doing the work who make our common well-being possible. The Secretary of State serves on the “State Land Board”. The role of the Board should be to manage public lands to fund services long-term.

Icon: one person wielding a pick-axe with another people seated at a desk with a computer. Label: Jobs3. Focus on the needs of small businesses, the pillars of a healthy economy. The Secretary of State registers the documents that create corporations, large and small. Starting or running a small business involves a lot of paperwork. As a proactive Secretary of State I will promote cooperation.

Kyle Markley

Photo: Kyle MarkleyLibertarian
http://kylemarkley.org

City where I live: Hillsboro

Skills: Engineer at Intel working on tools to understand problems in microprocessors. Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Iowa State University. Served on an Oregon campaign finance reform task force.

3 things I will do if I win:

Icon: person in wheelchair holding hands with person in dress holding hands with a person in pants and the label Civil Rights beneath1. Oversee a free and fair election system and make it easier for everyone to participate in politics.

 

Icon: image of a laptop computer2.   Make public records more accessible on the internet. 

 

Icon: 2 dollar signs balancing on a see-saw, with the label Budget beneath3.   Oversee audits of government systems to ensure your taxes are spent responsibly.

Kim Thatcher

Photo: Kim ThatcherRepublican, Independent
kimthatcher.com

City where I live: Keizer

Skills: I have served in the Oregon Legislature since 2005 in both the House and Senate. I have owned a commercial construction business. I serve on a variety of legislative committees focused on transparency and public records, as well as the Judiciary committee.

3 things I will do if I win:

Icon: continuous flow with images of a graduation cap with an arrow pointing to a person and a dollar sign followed by another arrow pointing to the state of Oregon1. The Secretary of State manages the Corporations Division. I will ensure the office is working to help Oregon businesses grow and thrive so they can hire their neighbors and keep our economy on track.

Icon: 2 dollar signs balancing on a see-saw, with the label Budget beneath2. The Secretary of State has the responsibility to Audit state and local government. As Secretary of State, my goal will be to use the audits to ensure our programs work, especially our critical human services, and use the results of audits to inform lawmakers and the Governor about what we need to do.

Icon: image of people in business suits with a large X in front and the label Greed beneath3. The Secretary of State manages our elections. Voters are likely going to approve Measure 107, a statewide campaign finance reform ballot measure. If I’m elected, my goal will be to help make recommendations so that we get hold campaign finance violators accountable.

Shemia Fagan

Photo: Shemia FaganDemocrat, Working Families
www.shemiafororegon.com

City where I live: Milwaukee

Skills: Bridging divides, resolving conflict, personal management, budgeting.

3 things I will do if I win:

Icon: a house, a dollar sign thermometer running low, and the label Low Cost beneath1. My mom was homeless for most of my As Chair of the Senate Housing Committee, I championed first in-the- nation renter protections. I’ll continue that fight as Secretary of State because too many Oregonians are still homeless or housing insecure.

Icon: person in wheelchair holding hands with person in dress holding hands with a person in pants and the label Civil Rights beneath2. I know what it’s like to live on the That’s why I’ve spent my career fighting for Oregonians’ civil rights. Marginalized Oregonians deserve to know that their government is working for them and they will not face obstacles to voting.

Icon: a dollar sign superimposed over the US Capitol Building with the label Limit beneath3. I’m proud that my campaign is powered by working people. Big corporations and wealthy elites should not be able to buy access to politicians. Campaign finance limits should be established to amplify working people’s voices and limit corporate power.