The Kitzhaber Military Jacket: What We Know and Don't Know

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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 soldiers since he took office. Kitzhaber's predecessor, Gov. Ted Kulongoski, a former ...   More
Monday, September 29, 2014 NIGEL JAQUISS

Stimson Lumber Jumps Into Bitter House GOP Primary


Stimson Lumber today disclosed a $30,000 contribution to House District 25 (Keizer and parts of Salem) GOP candidate Barbara Jensen, making what was already one of May's top legislative races more interesting.The drama started in December, when incumbent Rep. Kim Thatcher (R-Keizer) announced she would seek the Senate seat being vacated by state Sen. Larry George (R-Sherwood), who is retiring. Conservative ...   More
Monday, March 17, 2014 NIGEL JAQUISS

House Republicans Replace Julie Parrish as Deputy Leader


In an oddly-timed move, the Oregon House Republican caucus held leadership elections tonight and tossed out its second ranking member, State Rep. Julie Parrish (R-West Linn). It's unusual for a caucus to choose its leaders in the middle of a legislative session, although GOP caucus spokesman Shawn Cleave says that the decision of House Republican Whip Rep. Wally Hicks (R-Grants Pass) not to seek re-election ...   More
Monday, February 24, 2014 NIGEL JAQUISS

Republican Rep. Julie Parrish Endorses Same-Sex Marriage

Deputy House GOP leader breaks with party platform


Add Rep. Julie Parrish (R-West Linn/Tualatin) to the growing list of Oregon Republicans who support the same sex-marriage measure aimed at the 2014 ballot. Last week, WW reported that a group of bold-faced Republican names have formed a political action committee calls Freedom Oregon to support the measure. That group includes former U.S. Bob Packwood; former Oregon Attorney General Dave Frohnmayer; ...   More
Monday, February 3, 2014 NIGEL JAQUISS

Voices 2013: Julie Parrish

A brash Republican survivor talks about how her party needs to change.

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Julie Parrish knows she’s a political misfit. As she puts it, she’s an immigrant’s kid, a first-generation American from a Lebanese father. She’s an under-40 suburban mom with kids in pu   More
Wednesday, January 2, 2013 BRENT WALTH

Parrish Changes Campaign Filing to Show Koch Contribution

UPDATED: State fines campaign $95


Rep. Julie Parrish (R-West Linn) has amended a campaign contribution filing with the state Elections Division, disclosing that a $1,000 donation came from Koch Industries—and not from Georgia Pacific, as she had earlier reported. Koch, a Kansas-based energy company purchased Georgia Pacific, a forest-products company with mills in Oregon, in 2005. David H. Koch and Charles G. Koch, the brothers ...   More
Tuesday, October 30, 2012 by Aaron Mesh

Hot House

Strippers and union goons, fetuses and convicts—they’re all appearing in the fierce battle for control of the Oregon House.

Observers of the Portland mayor’s race have whined about campaign tactics this year. But running for City Hall is like sipping high tea...   More
Wednesday, October 24, 2012 NIGEL JAQUISS

MMA Fighter and Would-be Pol Sonnen Sentenced


The odd saga of one-time Republican House candidate Chael Sonnen came to at least a temporary end today when Sonnen was sentenced on federal mortgage fraud charges (details below). In an indirect way, the GOP in Oregon may have benefited from the legal problems that surfaced in 2010 for Sonnen, a leading mixed martial arts fighter. Sonnen never mounted much of a campaign last year in House District ...   More
Friday, April 8, 2011 NIGEL JAQUISS

Video: Oregon House Candidate Julie Parrish and her Homeless Past

WW is hip deep in its editorial endorsement interviews of candidates running for local, state and national office. We'll put up videos in their entirety of all those candidate interviews (as well as the interviews for supporters and opponents of the local and state measures on your Nov. 2 ballot) when our endorsement package comes out on Oct. 13. But we find some of the clips of candidates facing ...   More
Thursday, September 16, 2010 MARK ZUSMAN


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