Cylvia Hayes has two careers. She pursues both out of the governor’s office.
Cylvia Hayes may be the most influential first lady in Oregon history.
Since Gov. John
Kitzhaber took office in January 2011, Hayes, 47, has played a central
role in his administration. She ke
Gov. John Kitzhaber's campaign today disclosed a $10,000 expenditure to the political consultant Patricia McCaig.As WWreported on Sept. 24, McCaig, who ran Kitzhaber's 2010 general election campaign, has been working for the governor's re-election campaign without Kitzha...
The Secretary of State's Elections Division today provided an answer to a burning question in the governor's race—can a normally highly-paid political consultant provide her services to a campaign for free and without disclosure?
The question arose after WWreported recently that the p...
SAIF Corp., the state-owned worker's compensation insurer, announced today that interim CEO John Gilkey will step down next year.
SAIF spokesman Dave Miller says that Gilkey, who's spent nearly 35 years at SAIF, will stay on until the insurer's board of directors hires a replacement. Miller says that process will begin at the SAIF board's November meeting.
The announcement co...
Conservatives want to know why an Oregon National Guard jacket with Gov. John Kitzhaber’s name on it ended up at Goodwill.
It’s a size medium military jacket, with an Oregon
National Guard emblem and a camouflage pattern that’s no longer used.
Over the left front pocket is an embroidered patch that says Governor,
Medical device manufacturer Loren Parks is digging deeper in his considerable wallet this election cycle than he has for a while. Over the weekend, the Oregon Family Farm Association Political Action Committee reported a $100,000 contribution from Parks. Earlier in the week, the Taxpayers Association of Oregon reported getting $40,000 from Parks. And as WW reported, he g...
A group opposing the re-election of Gov. John Kitzhaber today released a web-only video accusing the three-term governor of showing disrespect to the military and soldiers from Oregon. In its video, the group, No Fourth Term, criticized Kitzhaber for failing to attend any of the 16 military funerals of Oregon so...
Every election cycle, WW invites candidates for local and statewide offices in for a videotaped endorsement interview. We bring all the candidates for each office together, in order to compare them and to allow the voters who watch the interviews on our website to do the same.We scheduled our endorsement interview for the race for the U.S. Senate today, even though it's a Saturday, to accom...
Secretary of State Kate Brown's elections division today dismissed an August complaint that talk-show host Lars Larson filed against Portland Fire & Rescue.
Larson alleged that a public service announce...
Contrary to state election laws, Gov. John Kitzhaber has failed to disclose the role of a key campaign consultant.
Gov. John Kitzhaber has reported all kinds of ways he’s
spent money this year in pursuit of re-election: printing campaign
literature, running his Kitzhaber 2014 website and employing a full-t