The Oregon Secretary of state oversees the Corporation Division, administers State Audits, and runs the Election Division. The Secretary of State also sits on the State Land Board.
The Secretary of State has the opportunity to be a leader for business growth and job creation, to be a watchdog for Oregon taxpayers and improving the efficiency of state agencies, and for reducing the influence of money in politics.
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Every business and non-profit is connected to the S.O.S.
Making the Secretary of State’s office a stronger partner in growing Oregon’s economy is a top priority for Knute Buehler. He will streamline the business licensing process, make it easier for new businesses to create jobs by addressing their concerns with government, and help them navigate the complicated mix of 180 state agencies and 11,000 pages of rules and regulations.
As our Secretary of State, Knute Buehler will make the position a leader in getting
more out of our tax dollars by helping to those who need it most. He will push to
increase audits and make agencies accountable to taxpayers – freeing up funds for critical programs like schools, law enforcement, and families in need.
The S.O.S. oversees elections and citizens initiatives
Knute will work to reduce the influence of money in politics and make government accountable to all of us, not just a select few. He will push for legislation requiring candidates to adhere to campaign spending limits in order to appear on the Voters Pamphlet, and make political action committees list their largest donors on campaign ads.
State Land Board
The S.O.S. is one of three votes on the state land board
The State Land Board must be responsible for the future vitality of Oregon’s forests, both economically and environmentally. Knute Buehler would push to create a balanced, long term sustainability plan for our state lands.
A native Oregonian who was born and raised in Douglas County, Knute understands the need for rural timber jobs and loves to enjoy the outdoors with his wife and children. He will help protect our outdoors for generations to come while also granting more access to industries that have long provided good paying jobs for Oregonians and needed tax revenues for public education.