Posted: Fri, October 11 2013 at 8:31 AM, Updated: Fri, October 11 2013 at 8:33 AM
In Oregon politics, A bend man is challenging senator Jeff Merkley for a seat in the senate.
63 year-old republican sam carpenter has filed with the Oregon Secretary of State to run next year.
Carpenter owns a telephone company in Bend... "Centra-tel." He is the fourth to file for the upcoming position.
Meanwhile, Senator Merkley stated he does plan to seek a second term.