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Two House Democrats urge Oregon Supreme Court to keep Kristof out of governor’s race

Nick Kristof, seeking the Oregon governor's office, is shown in front of the state Capitol in Salem in 2021. (Kristof Campaign photo)

Two Democratic state representatives Monday urged the Oregon Supreme Court to reject Nick Kristof’s assertion that he’s qualified to run for governor. 

Reps. Andrea Valderrama, D-Portland, and Wlnsvey Campos, D-Aloha, joined four other women of color in arguing that Kristof’s presence on the ballot would reverse progress the state has made toward racial and gender equity. They took their stand in an independent legal filing in the Supreme Court case Kristof has filed to get restored to the primary ballot.

Kristof maintains that he meets a constitutional requirement that a governor must live in Oregon for three years prior to the election. Oregon Secretary of State Shemia Fagan . . .