Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Oregon: State Senate President facing recall threat over support for minimum wage increase

State Senate President Peter Courtney (D) is facing a recall launched by Matt Geiger a local businessman who ran and lost for the House in 2014 over Courtney's support for a raise in the minimum wage law, as well as Courtney's support for eliminating coal and pushing for wind and solar use.

Petitioner would need 4533 signatures. Courtney has faced two previous recall attempts, one in 1993 when he was in the House and the other in 2007 (he has been in the Senate since 1999 and president since 2003). Neither of those attempts got on the ballot.

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