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|Former candidate for|
|Governor of Oregon|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 4, 2014|
- See also: Oregon gubernatorial election, 2014
|Governor of Oregon, 2014|
|Democratic||John Kitzhaber Incumbent||49.9%||733,230|
|Pacific Green||Jason Levin||2%||29,561|
|Election Results via Oregon Secretary of State.|
Incumbent John Kitzhaber previously served as Governor of Oregon from 1995 to 2003 and was running for a fourth non-consecutive term in 2014. He stressed a renewed focus on tax changes and job creation aimed at reducing inequality in his fourth term.
Kitzhaber earned credit following his election in 2010 for increasing health coverage for Oregon residents and reducing the financial burdens of state pensions. Republican opponent Dennis Richardson and his supporters highlighted problems over the previous four years including a false start for the state's Cover Oregon health exchange that cost taxpayers $250 million.
Kitzhaber also drew scrutiny for myriad revelations about potential conflicts of interest by first lady and advisor Cylvia Hayes. On October 13, Kitzhaber requested an investigation by the Oregon Government Ethics Commission into whether Hayes leveraged her role in the governor's office to improve her consulting business. Richardson jumped on the opportunity to criticize the governor over ethics concerns, calling his administration "inept and unethical" and musing rhetorically that he might have been hiding more secrets. The ethics commission has a 120-day window to publish results of investigations and the seven-member board had no scheduled meetings prior to the November 4 general election.
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- Constitution Party of Oregon, "Aaron Auer – Candidate For Governor 2014," accessed April 17, 2014
- Statesman Journal, "Kitzhaber's 2014 campaign will focus on tax reform," January 8, 2014
- KGW Portland, "Kitzhaber announces bid for historic 4th term," January 8, 2014
- Willamette Week, "First Lady Inc.," October 8, 2014
- KGW, "Kitzhaber requests ethics review of Cylvia Hayes," October 15, 2014
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