The current U.S. Attorney for Oregon wants to be the State's Attorney General. Dwight Holton was in Bend Thursday meeting with media and supporters, with 40 days to go before the primary. Holton is facing fellow Democrat Ellen Rosenblum for the post. Current AG John Kroger is not running again due to health reasons.
Holton believes he's ready for the job. “This is an credibly important election. I'll work as hard as I can to win people's support. People are looking for a leader. They see this job as job to make communities and neighborhoods safer and stronger and that's what I’ve done my whole career and that's why I’m winning support.” There is no Republican running for Attorney General, so the winner in the May Primary will be Oregon’s new Attorney General.