Archive | September, 2015

David Taylor. Independent Party Candidate for HD-30 (Hillsboro/Aloha)

How David Taylor found his way to the IPO

My intention to write a straight forward candidate profile piece turned into a more interesting story of how David Taylor, Independent Party Candidate for Oregon House District 30, ended up affiliating with the Independent Party. The issues that David is focusing his campaign on are: Assuring K-12 education funding meets the needs of students and […]

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Matt Geiger: Independent Candidate for Oregon HD-22

Matt Geiger is latest GOP => IPO candidate

From Independent Party of Oregon press release: Friday, September 18th “MATT GEIGER FILES FOR STATE REPRESENTATIVE IN HOUSE DISTRICT 22 Community Leader Centers Campaign on Business Issues and Prosperity for Families, Neighbors Woodburn, Oregon – Candidate for Oregon House District 22, Matt Geiger (IND-Woodburn), has filed to run for State Representative.  Geiger, who previously ran as […]

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How the IPO emerged as a major party

Yesterday IVN.US one of the most popular news sources for the independent voter movement, published an ESSAY about the origins, emergence, and future of the Independent Party of Oregon. While the IPO was founded on the more modest goal of assuring that any non affiliated candidate would have access to the Oregon ballot, it turned out […]

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Rep. Mike Nearman (R-HD23)

HD-23 just gets more interesting every day

In 2014, the Oregon Family Council and Oregon Right to Life targeted Republican Jim Thompson in deep red HD-23 claiming he was a RINO. Largely because of Thompson’s support for same sex marriage. The very conservative Mike Nearman challenged Thomson in the GOP primary and with the financial support of OFC and ORTL won a […]

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New IPO member

Jim Thompson joins Independent Party

September 10, 2015 Former State Representative Jim Thompson is now a former Republican. Thompson changed his registration to the Independent Party of Oregon yesterday. Thompson was the incumbent State Representative from House District 23 from 2009 to 2015. He lost the seat when he was defeated by Mike Nearman in the Republican Primary election. Nearman was […]

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Prozanski Recall Effort Very Close on Signatures

It appears Sen. Floyd Prozanski (D-District 4) may very well  be facing a recall election. While the recalls against Rep. McLain and Sen. Riley fizzled, the Prozanzki recall is in the home stretch and has a decent chance for success. Patricia Duffy, chief petitioner of the Floyd Prozanski recall effort, reported to a Republican blog […]

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KATU features IPO member/Oregon Outpost Editor

I was recently invited on KATU’s Sunday morning talk show, Your Voice Your Vote to speak about the Independent Party of Oregon. The first segment is about Portland area traffic (Spoiler alert: It’s bad and getting worse). The IPO segment starts at the 16:25 mark. VIDEO Question….why does Steve Dunn get makeup and I don’t?

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