Candidates file for office ahead of May primary elections

As of the deadline, 17 had people registered as candidates for governor, 39 for the state Senate, 129 for the state House, and 35 for Oregon's five U.S. House seats in Congress.

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A primary elections milestone for Oregon in 2018 has been reached with the deadline for candidates to file for races.

Candidates had until 5 p.m. Tuesday to register their candidacies with the Oregon Secretary of State.

As of the deadline, 17 had people registered as candidates for governor, 39 for the state Senate, 129 for the state House, and 35 for Oregon's five U.S. House seats in Congress.

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Candidates for governor include incumbent Kate Brown and Knute Buehler, a Republican state representative from Bend.

After the May 15 primary elections, winners advance to general elections.

The deadline to register to vote in the 2018 primary election is April 24.