Post will run for re-election in May 2020 primary
Bill Post announced last week he will run for re-election as state representative for House District 25.
"I have had the honor of serving in this position since I was first elected in 2014," the Keizer resident said in a prepared statement. "After three terms, I believe I have the experience that's needed right now in the state capitol."
Post pointed to recent actions by the Democrats in control of the House as one reason he is seeking another term in office.
"I'm sure you are aware of many of the terrible policies that have been pushed in the Legislature by the majority party, including a hidden sales tax, massive increases to cost of goods and energy in the cap & trade bill, and more regulations on small businesses," he said. "There were also terrible bills created to soften our handling of criminals and many more poor decisions made by that majority party."
Post -- a political talk show host first elected in 2014 and representing Newberg, St. Paul and Keizer – said he is running for re-election because "There is a lack of experienced, common sense voices in the state capitol. I am running for re-election to continue to be this voice of accountability."
Post said his record in the House should garner him another term in office. He pointed to bills he sponsored to "make our roads safer, promote affordable housing, strengthen our public indecency laws and establish permanent Daylight Savings Time."
"While I was able to help pass some critical legislation, there is still much I hope to accomplish," he said. "I would like to finally pass legislation allowing for behind-the-counter Sudafed purchases, repeal SB 1013 relating to the death penalty, bring relief from the hidden sales tax on basic necessities created by HB 3427 and properly address Measure 11 concerns."
Ultimately, Post said, the job of state representative is one he cherishes.
"I truly enjoy representing Marion and Yamhill counties," he said. "It's been a privilege to serve this constituency the past five years and I am extremely thankful for the continued support."
The filing deadline for the May 2020 primary is March 10. If Post secures the Republican primary vote he will face the winner of the Democratic primary in November 2020, if a candidate files for the position.
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