State gets roster for primary election, first since Trump

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The window for candidates to register for Oregon’s primary elections has closed – a step toward the first general elections in the state since President Donald Trump took office and a test for Democrats hoping to solidify their control of the Legislature.

The deadline to register passed Tuesday at 5 p.m. All 60 seats in the state House are up for election, along with 16 state Senate seats, all five of Oregon’s U.S. House seats, the governorship, and other state offices.

The roster of candidates for the primary election isn’t completely finalized yet, said Debra Royal, chief of staff for Secretary of State Dennis Richardson. All candidates names had been posted online, and election officials were working their way through verifying about 30 remaining candidates Wednesday afternoon, checking that they meet residency and other requirements.