Lake Oswego City Councilor Jeff Gudman to run for Oregon state treasurer

November 10th,2015 - The Register-Guard

SALEM — Lake Oswego City Councilor Jeff Gudman says he’s running in the Republican primary for Oregon state treasurer.

Gudman filed candidate paperwork on Monday.

He’s is so far unopposed in the GOP primary.

Republicans have struggled to win races for statewide offices such as treasurer. Gudman tells The Oregonian that he views the treasurer as a nonpartisan position.

Gudman holds a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Pennsylvania. He is a former board vice president and treasurer for USA Swimming, the group that selects and oversees the Olympic swim teams.

Rep. Tobias Read of Beaverton is seeking the Democratic nomination and former state Sen. Chris Telfer is running as an Independent Party of Oregon candidate.

With $166,000 in his campaign account, has far outraised Gudman and Telfer.