The final in a series of candidate forums for positions on the Oregon ballot for the primary election, the Democrat candidates for Secretary of State joined us to share their platforms. Candidates included:

  • Greg Bryant
  • Philip Chang

City Club partnered with the League of Women Voters of Deschutes County to bring these forums to a livestream format. Democracy keeps going and civic engagement remains essential!

Candidates answered questions regarding their qualifications, the unique challenges of Deschutes County, economic recovery and resource credibility around COVID-19, affordable housing, urban growth boundaries, land usage, and county commissioner partisanship.

Learn more about these Democratic candidates for the Deschutes County Commissioner:

Ron L. Boozell has served in the U.S. Navy and is a former small-business owner

Greg Bryant is the current Vice President of the Deschutes River Woods Neighborhood Association as well as a member of the Bend Transportation Advisory Committee. He is a Vietnam War Veteran and worked as accountant for more than 30 years.

Philip Chang’s professional experience includes work in renewable energy, natural resources, watershed management and public policy. His prior governmental includes the Oregon Department of Forestry, Sen. Jeff Merkley and the Central Oregon Intergovernmental Council.

2020 is shaping up to be a major election year, so check out all the candidate forums. It is time to be an empowered voter!