published by the Bend Bulletin
by Taylor Anderson
Chris Telfer, a former Republican state senator and accountant from Bend, told The Bulletin on Thursday she plans to run for treasurer as a newly registered member of the Independent Party of Oregon.
Telfer said she would focus on an anticipated difficulties in state’s next budget from rising Medicaid costs and other potential shortfalls.
She said her run as an Independent is an attempt to return the state to middle and “to try to keep the politics” out of the state treasury.