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Oregon Secretary of State Dennis Richardson cuts hours back amid cancer treatment

Workers at Washington County Elections offices show Secretary Richardson how ballots are processed in May 2017, with Manning resident Shirley Javorsky in the purple jacket. Photo from Oregon SOS. creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

SALEM - Oregon's Secretary of State Dennis Richardson announced on February 4 that he will cut back his working hours amid treatment for his cancerous brain tumor.

First diagnosed in May 2018 with what Richardson described as a "small, cancerous brain tumor," the Secretary of State said in a brief written statement that he would scale his hours back "to be able to rest and give my treatment every opportunity to succeed."

"I can’t thank everyone enough for their countless well wishes and prayers," Richardson wrote in his statement . . .

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