Our Party co-founder, Blair Bobier, was quoted in a story published recently in the Eugene Statesman-Journal.
Top two primary
This initiative would overhaul Oregon’s political primary system. If passed it would let all registered voters cast primary ballots. The two candidates with the most votes in the primary would advance to the general election.
Supporters say this would open Oregon’s closed primary system up to the nearly one third of voters who aren’t affiliated with a political party, and it could make safe districts more competitive in the general election.
While its already earned the support of Gov. John Kitzhaber and Rep. Dennis Richardson,R-Central Point, the initiative faces stiff opposition from major and minor political parties.
“The Top Two ballot measure is a dangerous and deceitful proposal which will severely restrict the rights of all Oregon voters in the November election,” said Blair Bobier, an attorney and Pacific Green Party member. “This ballot measure is designed to silence the voice of independent political parties and their members by eliminating them from General Election races.”