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Avakian v Richardson For Oregon Sec'y Of State

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Brad Avakian's interview.

Dennis Richardson lost the last race for Oregon governor, only to watch his opponent resign a little more than a month into his term. 

Which set up another race for governor this year, but Richardson opted not to run. 

Instead, the former legislator from Central Point is running for the Secretary of State of Oregon. 

His opponent, Brad Avakian, currently holds statewide office as the Commissioner of the Bureau of Labor and Industries. 

The secretary of state has its own important roles, including that it is second in command to the governor... and the last secretary is the current governor.  We spend a few minutes getting to know each of the candidates. 

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Geoffrey Riley is a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism and has hosted the Jefferson Exchange on JPR since 2009. He's been a broadcaster in the Rogue Valley for more than 35 years, working in both television and radio.