SECRETARY OF STATE
ARMAND "RICH" VIAL (NAV)
Farmer, Small Business Owner, Attorney
Founder & Former Partner, Vial Fotheringham LLP; Business and Community Association Lawyers – Manager; Vial Family Farms and Development
Juris Doctorate - Willamette University College of Law
Bachelor of Science (Business Management) - Brigham Young University
PRIOR COMMUNITY & GOVERNMENT EXPERIENCE
Deputy Secretary of State
Chair, Washington County Planning Commission
Chair, Washington County Fair Board
Chair, Groner School Board
Clean Water Services Advisory Committee
Washington County Farm Bureau, Board Member
Washington County Land Use Advisory Committee
THE NEED FOR TRUE INDEPENDENCE IN POLITICS HAS NEVER BEEN GREATER
I’m so convinced that the two-party system in Oregon is polluting the political process and standing in the way of real solutions that I decided to take the much more difficult path of running for office outside the traditional system.
Some will claim they’ll act in a nonpartisan fashion when elected. This may or may not be true, but as long as they have a Party full of special interest groups and donors watching their every move, it’s going to be very difficult for them to follow through on that pledge. As most of us understand, the system is set up to perpetuate the “us vs. them” political fight and exclude others from the process.
The reason you should vote for me is simple. I have experience on the job, know what needs to be done, and will be free from any political shackles when I take office. I intend to show Oregonians what a functional and transparent Secretary of State’s office can look like.
I humbly ask for your vote.
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ABOUT WHY I’M RUNNING