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Two State Senators Deemed Ineligible for Reelection File As Candidates

SALEM, OR -- Bend State Senator Tim Knopp filed for re-election Thursday, despite being deemed ineligible to run by Oregon’s Secretary of State. Senator Dennis Linthicum (R-Klamath Falls) is also running for re-election.

Ten State Senators racked up more than 10 unexcused absences during a GOP-led walkout in the 2023 legislative session, including Knopp and Linthicum. Six of those Senate seats are open in 2024. The Secretary of State has said those incumbents cannot be re-elected because of Measure 113, which the Senators are fighting in court. 

Linthicum’s wife Diane has also filed for the Klamath Falls Senate seat. 

Thursday was the first day candidates could file for the May primary.

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