• Brad Avakian, Oregon labor bureau chief, will not seek re-election

    By Gordon R. Friedman gfriedman@oregonian.com The Oregonian/OregonLive Brad Avakian, Oregon’s labor commissioner and a regular in state politics for two decades, announced Tuesday that he will not seek re-election and will step down when his term ends in January 2019. By declining to run for another term, the 56-year-old Democrat leaves a second of Oregon’s five state elected offices up for grabs in 2018, along with governor. Avakian, a former legislator […]

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  • Val Hoyle throws her hat in race for Oregon Commissioner of Labor & Industries

    For Immediate Release Contact: Val Hoyle July 12, 2017 541.221.9162 or Val@valhoyle.com Val Hoyle throws her hat in race for Oregon Commissioner of Labor & Industries “I’ve spent my life standing up for working people & fighting for fairness. I’m ready to do this job.”   Eugene, OR— Responding to the surprise announcement yesterday that Commissioner Brad Avakian will not seek re-election, Democrat Val Hoyle said today that she will be […]

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