"My name is Paul Damian Wells. I'm an Independent Voting Rights Advocate from Corvallis, Oregon. I've been actively involved in Nonpartisan Election Reform (Top Two Primary) since 1992 and am currently a candidate for Oregon Secretary of State in the May 2016 Independent Party Primary."
Total Independent: 640,884
Working Families: 11,657
Pacific Green: 9,472
Oregon Voter Registration
Me (Young) in 1992
Me (Old) in 2016
• All candidates – party affiliated and non-affiliated, compete in a single open primary to determine
the top two candidates for each office.
• Political parties are free to endorse individual candidates, but
- only the two best candidates advance to the general election. Nobody qualifies for the general election ballot simply because they’ve
been endorsed by a political party.
• All voters – partisan and independent, participate equally in selecting
the two best candidates at the primary.
TOP TWO (NON-PARTISAN) PRIMARY ELECTIONS
Thank you for offering, but I don't solicit or accept any contributions.
I'm a civil rights activist, dedicated to free elections where a fair and equal opportunity to participate is guaranteed to all voters - even those that I disagree with. Nonetheless, if you're seeking an altenative candidate or party - I suggest you consider the Independent Party of Oregon (IPO).
The IPO is relatively new and unfocused. Specifically, they have yet to articulate a fundamental overarching political philosophy that can compete with Democrats and Republicans. Not surprisingly, the IPO platform statement is somewhat incoherent. (You can’t plan a route to success until you define what success is.) Nonetheless, the IPO is by far-and-away the most promising third party alternative available to Oregon voters. The IPO is the only third party with any chance of ever becoming a “viable” alternative.
Paul Damian Wells