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Representative Dennis Richardson in the race for Governor

, Written by Roma Villavicencio, Posted: Tue, May 20 2014 at 6:35 PM, Updated: Tue, May 20 2014 at 11:30 PM

Medford, Ore.-- The race for Oregon Governor has narrowed down. Southern Oregonian, Representative Dennis Richardson had a dominant lead. As of 11:30 P.M. Tuesday, Richardson had  66% of the votes. Richardson ran against four other candidates for the right to challenge Governor John Kitzhaber this fall.

Richardson has been an attorney in Central Point for the last 23 years.
   

Before that he served his country as a helicopter pilot in Vietnam.
Active in politics, the conservative has represented Central Point for the last 11 years in Salem. He said he believes with his leadership he can get the state back on track.
   
"I believe that we're going to be successful tonight. And after tonight there will be no question in anyone's mind that its John Kitzhaber who wants a fourth term and Dennis Richardson who wants to retire John Kitzhaber and give Oregon a vision for the future that they haven't had," said Kitzhaber.

Richardson also said he wants to focus on education and find health care for Oregonians in a way that works. He will be back in the Rogue Valley on Friday.

 

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Roma Villavicencio

NBC5 News reporter Roma Villavicencio comes from Southern California where she reported for Garden Grove TV Channel 3.

She is a graduate of the journalism/communications program at Cal State Fullerton.

Roma is very proud of her Mexican heritage. She is bi-lingual and looks forward to serving our Hispanic community.

She loves food, music and the San Francisco Giants. She lives by the slogan “viva la vida!”

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