James Manning is in the Running

When James Manning was sworn into office as an Oregon state senator in 2016, he says he had a few goals in mind: to “improve the quality of life in the present and lay out a pathway forward for our future generations where they don’t have to go through some of the missteps and inequities that have already existed.” Manning is taking those goals with him as he announced his run for Oregon secretary of state in the 2024 election Wednesday, Sept. 13 at the Historic Mims House in Eugene. If Manning wins election, he would be the first person of color to be elected Oregon secretary of state.

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