Colleagues pay tribute to late Oregon Secretary of State Dennis Richardson

Dennis Richardson's friends and colleagues from both political stripes remembered him Wednesday for his integrity, warmth, kindness and perseverance.

Richardson, a veteran state legislator who became Oregon's secretary of state, died about 9 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26, at his Central Point home, surrounded by family and friends. He had fought cancer since his June 2018 diagnosis.

Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum said in a statement Wednesday, Feb. 27, that she was saddened to "wake up to the news of the death of my friend."

"Dennis was a wonderful and . . .