New York Times Writer Nick Kristof Deemed Ineligible to Run for Oregon Governor

Elections
Nicholas Kristof speaks at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Goalkeepers event in Manhattan, N.Y., September 20, 2017.
(Elizabeth Shafiroff/Reuters)

Shemia Fagan, Oregon’s secretary of state, notified longtime New York Times writer Nicholas Kristof Thursday morning that he was ineligible to become Oregon’s next governor.

Fagan’s office issued a press release after informing Kristof of her decision to reject his filing, citing the fact that “Article V, § 2 of the  Oregon Constitution  requires a candidate for governor to have been a  ‘resident within this state’ for three years before the election. ”

“The rules are the rules and they apply equally to all candidates for office in Oregon,” said Fagan.

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