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"Democrats should choose Tobias Read as the candidate who is best prepared to stabilize the agency and carry out the significant work ahead...He has capably overseen the implementation of state programs as well as management of the state’s $100 billion-plus in investments. But he also analyzes questions with a degree of depth that other candidates did not show, working through the mechanics of how to address an issue."

Statewide Elected Officials

ENDORSEMENTS FOR TOBIAS READ

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“I am going to cast my vote for Tobias Read as Oregon’s next Secretary of State. Oregon’s Secretary of State race will determine the knowledge and leadership that will set the standards for managing Oregon’s election division, our audits department, the Corporation Division, and the State Archives. Tobias has the experience and the skills: he is the right leader for this job.”
Barbara RobertsFormer Oregon Governor and Secretary of State
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“Oregon voters deserve a Secretary of State who will protect our voting process, make sure our candidates are eligible to run for the office they seek, and direct state audits with unbiased oversight. Tobias has a proven record of steady work in making decisions based on careful analysis and consensus—just what’s needed for this office.”

Ted KulongoskiFormer Oregon Governor
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“Tobias possesses a skill that our state needs now, more than ever: the ability to bring Oregonians together around shared values. From the Elliott State Research Forest to launching OregonSaves, Tobias has found creative solutions to some of our most pressing challenges. I’m proud to support him becoming our next Secretary of State.”
John KitzhaberFormer Oregon Governor
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“As Treasurer, Tobias accomplished nation-leading returns for our state's investments, which helped protect the PERS benefits that are so important for Oregon retirees. His dedication to follow through for hard-working Oregonians shows that he will continue to be an effective, accountable, and trustworthy leader as our next Secretary of State.”
Suzanne BonamiciOregon Congresswoman
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“Tobias’s accomplishments as Treasurer and his ability to work with all Oregonians are qualities we should look for in our next Secretary of State. His successful track record of statewide elected and executive experience make Tobias the clear choice for Oregon Democrats.”
Andrea SalinasOregon Congresswoman
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“As Treasurer, Tobias expanded the Oregon College Savings Plan outreach to include options for trade school and apprenticeships. With his long track record of supporting working Oregonians, I know he will be a great Secretary of State.”
Val HoyleOregon Congresswoman
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“Tobias is a strong leader with a track-record of success. As Treasurer, he leads a large agency that has delivered remarkable results, protecting and growing pensions for hundreds of thousands of Oregonians and giving families new ways to save for college and retirement. He is the clear choice for Secretary of State.”
Dan RayfieldSpeaker of Oregon House
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At a time when voting rights are under attack across the country, we need leaders who have the experience necessary to protect free and fair electionsincluding Oregon's vote by mail system. As State Treasurer, Tobias has built trust with Oregonians from every corner of the state. I am confident that he will continue to deliver as Secretary of State.
Ben BowmanHouse Majority Leader
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“As Treasurer, Tobias has proven he can manage a critical statewide agency with transparency, integrity, and professionalism. He is the right choice for Secretary of State.”
Jeanne AtkinsFormer Oregon Secretary of State
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Tobias Read's track record for promoting innovative policy ideas—like OregonSaves—demonstrates the kind of leadership Oregon needs to make our democracy even more representative and inclusive.
Phil KeislingFormer Secretary of State
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"As Treasurer, Tobias has reduced risk to state investments, built pathways to college for Oregon students, tackled climate change, and helped Oregonians find new ways to save for retirement. I am impressed by his work as Treasury and am confident that he will continue to deliver as our next Secretary of State."
Randall EdwardsFormer Oregon State Treasurer
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"Tobias's stewardship of Oregon's finances has been exceptional. He's protected the pensions of retirees, helped Oregonians build college savings and successfully managed over $136 billion in state funds. That sharp eye on the bottom line will serve us well, especially when it comes to auditing our state government. I'm proud to support him."
Jim HillFormer Oregon State Treasurer
State Legislators

ENDORSEMENTS FOR TOBIAS READ

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Elizabeth SteinerState Senator
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Deb PattersonState Senator
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Lee BeyerFormer State Senator
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Tony CorcoranFormer State Senator
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Maxine DexterState Representative
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Emerson LevyState Representative
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Daniel NguyenState Representative
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Dacia GrayberState Representative
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Paul EvansState Representative
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John LivelyState Representative
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Phil BarnhartFormer State Representative
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Jules BaileyFormer State Representative
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Peter BuckleyFormer State Representative
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Greg MatthewsFormer State Representative
Local Leaders

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Mary NolanMetro Councilor
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Kathryn HarringtonWashington County Chair
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Julia Brim-EdwardsMultnomah County Commissioner
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Nafisa FaiWashington County Commissioner
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Martha SchraderClackamas County Commissioner
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Heather BuchLane County Commissioner
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Phil ChangDeschutes County Commissioner
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Pat MaloneBenton County Commissioner
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Melanie KeblerBend Mayor
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Lacey BeatyBeaverton Mayor
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Alex Johnson IIAlbany Mayor
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Joe BuckLake Oswego Mayor
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Vanessa NordykeSalem City Council
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Megan PerkinsBend City Council
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Megan NorrisBend City Council
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Melissa PotterBeaverton School Board
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Michelle AtkinsonMedford School Board
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Kirsten WyattWest Linn-Wilsonville School Board
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Maegan VidalWest Linn-Wilsonville School Board
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Becky TymchukNW ESD Member
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Michael AlexanderCommunity Advocate
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Melissa CribbinsCommunity Advocate
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Libra FordeWomen's Foundation of Oregon
Organizations

ENDORSEMENTS FOR TOBIAS READ

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Oregon Education Association
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Planned Parenthood PAC of Oregon
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Service Employees International Union
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Oregon Association of Electrical Workers
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UFCW Local 555
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Ironworkers Local 29
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IAFF 43
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IAFF 227
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IAFF 314
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IAFF 1062
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IAFF 1159
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IAFF 1660
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Joint Council of Teamsters No. 37
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IUOE Local 701
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SMACNA of Oregon and Southwest Washington
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Washington County Chamber of Commerce
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Clackamas County Democrats
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Hood River County Democrats