KLAMATH FALLS, ORE. – My name is Dennis Linthicum and I recently filed to run for elected office – Secretary of State.

I have been the State Senator for District 28, including parts of No. Eastern Jackson County, Southern Deschutes, and all of Klamath County for eight years. Before the last redistricting effort, Senate District 28 included all of Lake and all of Crook Counties. Prior to becoming a Senator, I served as a Klamath County Commissioner.

With a background as a trained economist and being a large-scale information-systems manager, a former Oregon Construction Contractor Board license holder, and rancher deeply engaged in land management and sustainability issues, I bring a wealth of technical and managerial expertise to the table. My extensive experience uniquely positions me to unlock the full potential of individuals and seize service opportunities to achieve positive outcomes for all Oregonians. 

Thirty years ago family opportunities led us to Oregon where we became active in careers and rural community life. I have a B.A. in Economics, from UCLA, and I currently utilize my economic knowledge as a teacher and speaker for the Dirt Road Economist. I also provide training on Constitutional principles throughout Oregon and California.

The reason for my candidacy is that Oregon needs realistic solutions. Oregon’s budget problems are mounting with estimates for the next biennium’s shortfall to be near $5 billion. Oregon needs to push beyond the status-quo mentality that pretends our ever-expanding bureaucracies will provide citizens with ever-expanding opportunities.
Big-government, it is not the solution – Liberty is!
The hardworking people who live, work and play here in Oregon have a right to more freedom, less regulation, more personal control with lower fees, permitting requirements and taxes.

Please share your thoughts and concerns with me, via eMail.

Also, watch for scheduled events and return to this website for updates and news. I will be more than pleased to hear your thoughts and respond to issues that are important to rural America, and Oregon in particular.