Occupation: Retired Journalist
Occupational Background: Journalist 1985-2008
Educational Background: Bachelors Degree, Communication, Pacific University, Forest Grove
Prior Governmental Experience: None
Community Involvement: Past President, City Club of Eugene; Looking Glass Youth and Family Services; Children's Miracle Network; Young Life Board, Springfield
Family: Wife of 25 years, Kathy; Two sons, Jake and Jess.
NOW IS THE TIME FOR A NON-PARTISAN
SECRETARY OF STATE
Traveling this state as a journalist for 23 years you discover the common bonds that make us proud to be Oregonians.
But when I investigated state government I saw that bitter partisanship and special interests dominate. Now is the time to elect people who are not beholden to special interests.
I left journalism to run for Secretary of State so I could pass a better Oregon on to my children – and I ask for your vote. -Rick Dancer
Vic Atiyeh, Oregon Governor (1979–1987) says:
"Dancer's experience is exactly what we need in a Secretary of State. Objectivity, investigative know-how, and a keen appreciation of all parts of Oregon."
There are clear differences between my opponent and me:
- I support opening the Primary Election so every Oregonian's voice is heard.
- I support permitting only legal citizens to register to vote.
- I support guaranteeing the right to a secret ballot for all elections.
- I will aggressively review and audit all state agencies because I am not financially beholden to public employee unions.
I will work to take politics out and put trust in.
"Oregon roots run deep for Rick Dancer. From the family homestead in Baker City, to being born, raised, and educated in Washington County, to working in Lane County and the south coast, Rick Dancer will always put Oregon first." Congressman Greg Walden.
"Rick Dancer has a proven record of being fair and impartial. He will bring a non-partisan approach to this job that is desperately needed." Jack Roberts, former Oregon Labor Commissioner.
(This information furnished by Rick Dancer.)