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  • Support local candidates.

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FOR MEMBERS

3/27/2023 STATE COUNCIL MEETING

A quorum of the state council met and deliberated school board and special election endorsements.  It was agreed to table discussion of races.  The state council endorsed a request to support SB 542, Right to Repair law. It affirmed previous positions about campaign finance reform, including concerns raised by coalition partners that lengthy 2022 negotiations were not reflected in the HB 2003 for campaign finance reform. The party will submit testimony in favor of electoral fusion. 

2/23/2023 STATE COUNCIL MEETING

A quorum of the state council met and ratified the results of the IPO State Council election and member survey.  It was agreed a committee would recommend updates to the platform to affirm member support for electoral fusion and current implementation status of the Portland charter amendment.

2/7/2023 THE IPO ELECTION AND MEMBER SURVEY IS COMPLETE

Linda Williams and Dan Meek were re-elected to the state council.  The positions will be announced after the result is ratified at the next meeting of the state council.  

Top performing legislative issues:

 

- Campaign finance reform, reducing the undue influence of money in politics 71.9%

- Passing election reforms that strengthen the rights of third parties like the Independent Party of Oregon 71.9%

Passing election reforms to strengthen the rights of Independent and non-affiliated voters 69.4%

- Working to reduce homelessness through improved access to housing and mental health care 60.0%

- Passing legislation to better address mental health and addiction in Oregon. 59.4%

2/1/2023 IPO ELECTION AND MEMBER SURVEY HAS BEGUN

Two candidates, Linda Williams and Dan Meek, have filed for two positions.  The top vote getter will be elected to position 3 and have a term of 5 years.  The second place vote getter will be elected to position 2 and have a term of 4 years.

 

1/3/2023 NOTICE OF OFFICER ELECTION

The Independent Party of Oregon will conduct an Election to fill two positions on the 5-person State Council.  The election will be held on February 1st - February 7th.  The term for the position 2 is 4 years. The term for position 3 is 5 years.  The election and survey will be conducted using the approval voting method.

ELIGIBILITY
All Independent Party members who are registered with the party on or before November  30, 2022, are eligible to vote in the election.

A candidate for the State Council must have been a member of the party for at least 1 year as of Nov 30th, and must have:

 

  • volunteered at least 40 hours in party-related activities, such as serving on the nominating caucus or organizing local meetings, during the previous 4 years;

  • maintained an active local chapter of IPO for at least one year; or

  • held elective office for at least 1 year contemporaneous with 1 year of IPO membership, while also working at least 20 volunteer hours for IPO during the previous 2 years.

IPO members wishing to run for State Council should fill out the form below.  Be prepared to provide a brief statement about yourself and your interest in serving as well as a recent photo similar to one you might find in a voters’ pamphlet.  

State Council Nomination Form

1/3/2023 - STATE COUNCIL ELECTION

The IPO State Council met on 1/3 and voted to hold state council elections for state council position 2 and position 3 from February 1-7 (note: These elections were held over from 2022).  

11/23 - LOCAL SPECIAL ELECTION ENDORSEMENTS

A quorum of the Independent Party State Council met on 11/22 and recommended to endorse Casey Banks (District 2), Jefferson Mildenberger, (District 4) and Stephanie Findley (District 6) in the City of Newberg Special Election.

IPO Statement on the Newberg City Council Race

8/22 - 2022 GENERAL ELECTION IPO LOCAL AND NON-PARTISAN ENDORSEMENTS

A quorum of Independent Party of Oregon State Caucus met on 8/21 and voted to endorse Christina Stephenson for Labor Commissioner, Morgan Schmidt for Deschutes County Commissioner, Beth Wytoski for Yamhill County Commissioner, Clay Bearnson for Medford City Council, Sal Peralta for McMinnville City Council.

8/6 - IPO WILL NOT NOMINATE FOR GOVERNOR IN 2022

Please read the party's official statement

7/17 - STATE AND FEDERAL CAUCUS RESULTS

The 2022 state and federal caucus met to review candidate applications.  51 candidates were nominated.  Results were posted on the IPO web site 7/18 and winners were emailed 7/19.  

7/5/2022 - STATE COUNCIL ANNOUNCES CAUCUS UPDATE

The State Council has voted to move the date of the 2022 state legislative and federal caucuses to the week of July 17th to give the caucus members more time to review candidate applications.   

 

6/23/2022 NOTICE OF 2022 LOCAL CAUCUS RESULTS 

A quorum of the Independent Party's local nominating caucus met via Zoom. The Caucus nominated Al Densmore to Jackson County Commissioner.  The Caucus will meet on July 11 to discuss state legislative and federal races.  The caucus agreed to meet in August to consider local endorsements at a date tbd (8/21).

6/7/22 NOTICE OF PLATFORM AND STATE CAUCUS RESULTS

The Independent Party of Oregon has ratified its 2022-24 platform and elected its 2022 nominating caucus for federal, state legislative and partisan local races: Linda Williams, Dan Becker Dan Meek Andrew Kaza, Ken Smith, Clay Bearnson, Travis Diskin, Joan Horton. Ramsey McPhillips, Michael Langley (alternate). 

5/9/22 NOTICE OF PLATFORM RATIFICATION AND STATE CAUCUS ELECTION

The Independent Party of Oregon will conduct its platform ratification and elect members to its state caucus.  The party is seeking candidates to fill 15 positions on the party's 2022 state nominating caucus.  This selection of caucus members will be held by member vote, May 31 - June 6th. 

View the draft platform here:  https://www.indparty.com/2022-2024-draft-platform


Proposed Caucus Schedule (posted so applicants understand time commitment)

  • June 23, 7-9 pm, Zoom - Introduction and local caucus

  • July 11th and 12th, 7-10 pm, Zoom - Partisan caucuses

 

Eligibility requirements:

  • Continuous IPO member for at least 1 year as of June 1, 2022 and at least one of the following:

  • 50 hours of approved volunteer service on IPO issues (legislative issues, running for office, holding chapter meetings, etc.)

  • Hold local elected office of school board, city council, mayor or county commissioner.

  • Lifetime contributions exceeding $1000 or more.
     

All IPO members registered by May 1, 2022* will be eligible to vote for candidates to serve on the caucus.  The vote will be held from June 16th - June 31st.  Contact info at indparty dot com for more information.

*corrected type, 5/31/

12/1/21  STATE COUNCIL ELECTION

Independent Party members have selected Ken Smith to fill a vacant seat on the Independent Party State Council.  

11/10/21 NOTICE OF MEMBER SURVEY AND OFFICER ELECTION

The Independent Party of Oregon will conduct an Election to fill a position on the 5-person State Council.  The election will be held on November 26th - November 30th.  The term for the position is 4 years.  The election and survey will be conducted using the approval voting method.

ELIGIBILITY
All Independent Party members who are registered with the party on or before September  30, 2021, are eligible to vote in the election.

A candidate for the State Council must have been a member of the party for at least 1 year as of Sept 30th, and must have:

 

  • volunteered at least 40 hours in party-related activities, such as serving on the nominating caucus or organizing local meetings, during the previous 4 years;

  • maintained an active local chapter of IPO for at least one year; or

  • held elective office for at least 1 year contemporaneous with 1 year of IPO membership, while also working at least 20 volunteer hours for IPO during the previous 2 years.

IPO members wishing to run for State Council should fill out the form below.  Be prepared to include a brief statement about yourself and your interest in serving as well as a recent photo similar to one you might find in a voters’ pamphlet.   The deadline to apply is November 24th, 2021

>> Click here to apply <<

1/27/21 The IPO State Council appointed Kristin Eberhard of Portland to fill a vacancy in position 4 on the state council.

7/25/20 The IPO State Council has nominated one member to fill a vacancy on the state caucus

Clay Bearnson

7/8/20  The IPO State Council has nominated two members to fill vacancies on the state caucus.

Adam Khosroabadi 

Alex Tardif

6/29/20 Nominating Caucus Results:  The following members were elected to the nominating caucus.

Chris Henry                       Chris Telfer               Dan Becker

Dan Meek                          Drew Kaza                Joan Horton

LInda Williams                 Ken Smith                 Rob Harris

Sal Peralta                        Travis Diskin

6/8/20 Member update:  2020 IPO Nominating Caucus 

The Independent Party of Oregon is seeking eligible members to serve on our party's 2020 nominating caucus.  

Eligibility requirements:

  • Continuous IPO member for at least 1 year as of June 1, 2020 and at least one of the following:

  • 50 hours of approved volunteer service on IPO issues (legislative issues, running for office, holding chapter meetings, etc.)

  • Hold local elected office of school board, city council, mayor or county commissioner.

  • Lifetime contributions exceeding $1000 or more.
     

All IPO members registered by June 1, 2020 will be eligible to vote for candidates to serve on the caucus.  The vote will be held from June 16th - June 31st.  Contact info at indparty dot com for more information.

 

5/28/20 Member update:  Election results final tally.

 

2020 IPO Election results official  Click here for results.

 

5/19/20 Member update:  Election complete, preliminary results.

Biden wins Presidential preference poll, Thatcher, Henry lead for SOS.  Merkley, Rosenblum  unopposed for US Senate and AG.  

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