Senate candidate’s residency challenged
Republished courtesy of the Corvallis Gazette-Times
Oct. 10, 2012 -- The Oregon Secretary of State’s office is investigating a complaint filed by a Corvallis woman alleging that Samaritan Health Services CEO Larry Mullins, one of three candidates nominated to succeed state Sen. Frank Morse, is ineligible for the seat because of residency requirements.
Mullins denied the complaint, saying that he has lived on Southeast Rivergreen Avenue in Corvallis, in Senate District 8, for years. State law governing the process to replace Morse, the mid-valley Republican who resigned last month, requires that a candidate live in the district for at least a year.
Jill Van Buren, the supervisor of elections for Benton County, confirmed that Mullins is registered to vote at the Rivergreen Avenue address.
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