Introduced today, June 21, on the House floor, is HB 3413. Democrats are trying to interfere with how Republicans will fill the seat left vacant after they expelled Mike Nearman. Mike is being considered to be reappointed to refill his seat in District 23.
Added to ORS 171.051 is: A person who has previously been expelled from the Legislative Assembly may not be appointed to fill a vacancy in the office of state Senator or state Representative.
Contact Legislators to stop interfering with the will of the people.
HB 3413, introduced by State Representative Marty Wilde (D-Eugene) creates the prohibition. One would presume that such a bill has support in the House. It’s less clear in the Senate.
This bill is just one more in a series of election reform bills designed to thwart Republican political activity. Earlier this session, SB 865 was proposed by Senators Lynn Findley (R-Vale), Bill Hansell (R-Athena) and Rob Wagner (D-Lake Oswego) to prohibit a person from simultaneously serving as holder of state office and as officer of state central committee of political party. Currently, Senator Dallas Heard (R-Roseburg) is the Chair of the Oregon Republican Party and Senator Dennis Linthicum (R-Klamath Falls) is the Treasurer.
The Convention of Precinct Committeepersons to select nominees for Nearman’s seat in House District 23 is set for Friday. Some of Nearman’s supporters have pointed out that his expulsion was anti-democratic, where 59 persons who do not live in House District 23 have denied representation for the nearly 60,000 voters who do live in his district.
Date: 2021-06-21 01:25