HUNDREDS PAY RESPECTS TO SECRETARY OF STATE DENNIS RICHARDSON
On Wednesday, Oregon Secretary of State Dennis Richardson lay in state while hundreds bid a final farewell. A state funeral was held to honor the Army veteran where Gov. Kate Brown, Congressman Greg Walden, and Washington Secretary of State, Kim Wyman gave moving speeches about Richardson’s legacy.
"His quiet competence and civility were a rarity in today's world," Walden said. "Dennis served his country and his state with honor and dignity and the body of his work leaves Oregon better for the next generation."
A processional, led by Secretary Richardson’s casket, makes its way out the front doors of the Capitol building before a 21-gun salute to honor the late Army veteran.
For more photos and complete details about Secretary Richardson’s farewell ceremony, click here. For a short video on Secretary Richardson's legacy as Secretary of State, click here.
Oregon Small Business
I addressed my colleagues on the House floor this week about the difficulties small businesses face here in Oregon. Our small businesses are pillars of our communities and we cannot continue the strategy of taxing and regulating them.
I have been getting a lot of emails about all of the bills that impact firearm owners. I am a strong 2nd Amendment supporter and I will fight to make sure that law-abiding gun owners are not punished by these bills.
Here is a list of the current bills that have been introduced that relate to firearms:
Many Representatives came up to me after their performance to extend their appreciation for an incredible performance. I was able to step out of session to speak, along with Sen. Sara Gelser, with the group for a minute and tell them how MUCH they were appreciated.
Here are a few photos from their day at the Capitol:
Thank you, LBCC for representing District 15 with class and style!