GOVERNOR: JOHN KITZHABER | Election Guide 2014 | Bend | The Source Weekly - Bend, Oregon
The Source Weekly’s reporting is made possible by the power of your support. Be a part of it!
Pin It


Though Oregon's economy continues to limp, there have been slow but steady improvements in healthcare and education over the past four years. Say what you will about investigations into Gross Happiness Quotients, Kitzhaber has given us no reason to dethrone him. And while Dennis Richardson comes across as an unassuming grandfatherly figure, his assurances that he'll uphold laws he personally disagrees with isn't enough to counter his ultra-conservative views on issues such as abortion access and LGBT rights. Social issues aside, Richardson hasn't mounted a compelling campaign for why the state should fix something that, arguable, isn't broken. That said, legitimate questions have been raised about the extent to which the governor does what he wants—protocol be damned. His decision to halt executions (however morally-inspired that may be) and recent concerns about ethical conflicts with his fiancée's consulting work are two clear examples. Kitzhaber is the better choice for Oregon, but more accountability should color this term.

Read our Q&As with John Kitzhaber and opponent Dennis Richardson.
Pin It

More in Election Guide 2014


Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Today | Tue | Wed | Thu | Fri | Sat | Sun
Badminton Night

Badminton Night - Pilot Butte Neighborhood Park

Mondays, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Continues through Sept. 19
Submitting an event is free and easy.

Newsletter Signup

Get Central Oregon daily news
directly in your inbox

Get Social

Latest in Election Guide 2014

Want to advertise with us?

For info on print and digital advertising, >> Click Here

© 2022 LAY IT OUT INC | 704 NW GEORGIA AVE, BEND, OREGON 97703  |   Privacy Policy

Website powered by Foundation