In what appears to be an historic first, the Oregonian has endorsed a candidate for statewide office who is not a Democrat or Republican. The well-deserved Endorsement goes to Chris Telfer, the nominee of the Independent Party of Oregon. The Oregonian says:
As statewide offices go, the treasurer's race rarely commands much attention. That's unfortunate, because not only does the treasurer fill the critical role of managing the state's $90 billion investment portfolio, but this year's race offers three strong candidates whose backgrounds and ideas deserve greater scrutiny.