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Only one candidate running for Bend’s state Senate seat after GOP candidate disqualified

BEND, Ore. (KTVZ) -- The Oregon Secretary of State's Office has ruled Republican Shannon Monihan ineligible for the May 21 primary ballot, after finding she didn't provide sufficient evidence showing she's lived in the district for a year.

This leaves just one candidate running at present for Bend's Senate District 27 - Democrat and current Bend City Councilor Anthony Broadman. The primary candidate filing deadline is next Tuesday, March 12.

Monihan was endorsed by Senate Minority Leader Tim Knopp, who has held the seat for over a decade. He was also disqualified from running after having more than 10 unexcused absences in 2023's legislative session, and courts have ruled against a challenge

Monihan previously served as the executive director of the Downtown Bend Business Association, but a recent post on the nonprofit's website announced that she no longer works there.

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