Candidates file for office ahead of May primary elections

March 7, 2018

Onlookers watch for updates on a list of candidates running in the May 2018 primary elections, hours before the deadline to file on Tuesday, March 6, 2018, in Salem, Ore. A screen was set up in the state House of Representatives showing the lists of candidates, with the public allowed access. (AP Photo/Andrew Selsky)

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A primary elections milestone for Oregon in 2018 has been reached with the deadline for candidates to file for races.

Candidates had until 5 p.m. Tuesday to register their candidacies with the Oregon Secretary of State.

As of the deadline, 17 had people registered as candidates for governor, 39 for the state Senate, 129 for the state House, and 35 for Oregon’s five U.S. House seats in Congress.

Candidates for governor include incumbent Kate Brown and Knute Buehler, a Republican state representative from Bend.

After the May 15 primary elections, winners advance to general elections.

The deadline to register to vote in the 2018 primary election is April 24.

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