SANDY, Ore. – Sandy Mayor Stan Pulliam on Tuesday officially announced a run for the Republican ticket in Oregon’s upcoming 2022 race for governor.
Pulliam initially announced an exploratory committee into possibly joining the race earlier this year.
The mayor has been a vocal critic of some of the measures Oregon put in place during the coronavirus pandemic.
Pulliam urged small businesses to open up for indoor service against the state’s risk-based approach to coronavirus safety measures, saying a county’s smaller towns should not be held to the same standards as their urban counterparts.
Pulliam joins several other Republicans seeking the 2022 ticket for governor, including Bud Pierce, who ran an unsuccessful campaign for governor in 2016 as the Republican challenger to Democratic Gov. Kate Brown. Kerry McQuisten and Jessica Gomez have also announced plans to run.
Last week, Oregon House Speaker Tina Kotek also announced she’d be running for the Democratic nomination for Oregon governor in 2022.
Gov. Kate Brown, a Democrat, cannot run for re-election in 2022 due to term limits.
Statement from Stan Pulliam:
“I look around my home town of Sandy and still recognize the Oregon from my childhood. And I still believe in it. And as I’ve traveled the state, I’ve seen more places like Sandy. From Coos Bay to Baker City, from Astoria to Pendleton. It’s time to unite our state and return Oregon to its former glory as a symbol of that pioneer spirit and freedom that compelled generations to make their way across the Oregon Trail.”
Posted at KATU2abc by Staff on 9-7-21
Date: 2021-09-08 07:30