BEND, OR -- Bend City Councilor Anthony Broadman announced Monday he plans to run for District 27 in the Oregon State Senate in 2024, as a Democrat. The position is currently held by Republican Senate Leader Tim Knopp, of Bend.
In a press release issued Monday, Broadman said, "While I thank Senator Knopp for his service on behalf of Central Oregon, I believe strongly that it’s time for a change. Our region needs a Senator who shares our values and will go to work, even when the issues get tough."
Sen. Knopp and several other Republicans are suing the Oregon Secretary of State to be allowed to camaign in 2024. The group racked up more than 10 unexcused absences during the GOP-led walkout in the 2023 Legislative session, preventing them from running for re-eletion.