The Republican representing Central Point said he will seek the Republican gubernatorial nomination for the May Primary election leading up to the November 2014 election.
He started his campaign at 8 a.m. at the Central Point War Memorial in Don Jones Park. He will spend the rest of the day touring the state making stops in Eugene, Bend and then Portland.
“We need a leader who understands that creating an economic environment where small businesses and young entrepreneurs can flourish will lead to family-wage jobs, a world-class education for our students, and sensible programs to help our most vulnerable citizens,” Richardson stated. “It’s time to change Oregon’s course. It’s time we start serving the people of Oregon better. We are stronger when we work together.”
Richardson noted that as governor, his key focuses will be working to reduce the unemployment rate; increase educational outcomes for Oregon’s students; and create solutions to the growing needs of Oregon’s senior citizens and veteran community.