(Salem, OR) -- The Oregon Secretary of State is rejecting Nicholas Kristof's filing to run for governor. Secretary of State Shemia Fagan says Kristof, who is a democrat, doesn't meet the constitutional requirements to serve. Under the Oregon Constitution, a candidate for governor must have been a resident in the state for three years before the election. Kristof is a former journalist for the New York Times who grew up in Yamhill. He can appeal the decision. Fagan says the Secretary of State's office will do everything possible to help provide information if there is a legal challenge. Kristof says he will appeal the decision in court.