"We are thrilled to have someone as well-respected and highly qualified as Chris Telfer as our first announced candidate, said party secretary, Sal Peralta.  "She has a strong record in public service.  With her experience as a successful small business owner, a cpa, state lottery commissioner, Bend city councilor and state senator, she is certainly the most qualified of the announced candidates for state treasurer.  We look forward to supporting her efforts throughout the campaign."

IN OTHER NEWS...

The Portland Tribune recently profiled another IPO member in public office, Larry Morgan.  http://portlandtribune.com/pt/9-news/270395-144947-declaration-of-independents

Members of the press who would like to speak with potential IPO candidates for the legislature should contact party secretary, Sal Peralta.

POLL ON SUPPORT FOR INDEPENDENT PARTY AND ITS CANDIDATES (July 30th, 2015)

Key findings:

Fewer than half of Oregon voters surveyed hold a favorable impression of either the Democratic or Republican parties.
Just one third of Oregon voters feel well represented by the two major parties compared to 40 percent of voters who believe that a third major party is needed.
80 percent of voters surveyed would consider voting for Independent Party candidates or joining the IPO.
1 in 5 voters would consider joining the Independent Party of Oregon.

Poll data (link)

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