IPO STATE COUNCIL

Co-Chairs

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Drew Kaza

Sisters

Andrew is the owner of the Sisters Movie Theater,  He is a native Oregonian and long-time advocate for campaign finance reform and consumer protection who has served on the state council since 2016.  In 2014, Andrew ran for the Oregon Senate as an Independent candidate for District 16.  He been a member of the Independent Party since 2008.


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Dan Meek

Portland

Dan co-founded the Independent Party of Oregon.  He has been a 20-year leader in the areas of campaign finance reform, transparency and consumer protection having litigated all three areas before the Oregon supreme court and led grassroots and successful legislative advocacy efforts, helping to pass statewide contribution limits in 2006 and charter amendments in Portland and Multnomah County. 


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Linda Williams

Portland

Linda co-founded the Independent Party of Oregon.  She is an attorney who has specialized in "protecting the little guy" in environmental and free speech cases, having won important recent victories at the Oregon Supreme Court defending the rights of Free Speech and political expression.


Ken Smith
Salem

Ken is a government auditor by profession.  He holds a PhD in accounting and has served in a variety of public roles, including President of the Oregon Public Performance Management Association and on various school board committees.  In 2020, he ran for Secretary of State as an Independent Party candidate and served on the party's nominating caucus.