Oregon Secretary of State Dennis Richardson’s battle with cancer ended Tuesday night. He passed away at his home surrounded by family and friends.
He took over the position two years ago. His visionary leadership built on the strengths of the 227 secretary of state staff members.
He served in Vietnam as a combat helicopter pilot, had a 30-year legal career and 19 years in public service.
He was the father of nine and grandfather of 31. He found great joy in serving and taking care of others.