Primary election in House District 25

May 3, 2014
This is a summary of available information on the immigration positions of candidates in the May Primary for office of Oregon State Representative, House District 25.  The incumbent, Kim Thatcher, is now running for Oregon State Senator in Senate District 13.  There are 2 Republican candidates, Bill Post and Barbara Jensen, both from Keizer, and no Democratic Party candidates in the Primary.
Bill Post is Operations Manager and talk show host, Willamette Broadcasting LLC, Salem (1430 KYKN).  He is a graduate of Southern Oregon State College with a B.S. degree in history.  The press release announcing his candidacy said: “Bill Post’s broadcasting career spans thirty years, with the last five years focused on the unique role of interviewing state and national legislators, analyzing Oregon policies and reporting on every significant policy that has come before the legislature.”
Bill Post replied to the Oregon Abigail Adams Voter Education Project's questionnaire for State Representative candidates, and gave these answers to the 3 questions that were included dealing with immigration:
15.  Do you support AUTOMATICALLY registering people to vote using DMV data?    No
17.  Do you support requiring proof of eligibility when registering to vote?    Yes
32.  Do you support mandating all Oregon employers to use the federal E-Verify system to determine the employee's work eligibility status?    Yes 
See the OAAVEP questionnaire at:
On his radio program, Bill Post has often invited OFIR spokespersons as guests, and he has frequently discussed immigration issues, including bills before the legislature such as SB 833, HB 4054.  His radio program has a large audience and his views are well-known.
Post has a campaign website at, and another at  You can email him at or through the webform at:
The other Republican Party candidate is Barbara Jensen.  She is a graduate of Linfield College with a B.S. in business management.  Her filing statement says she has more than 30 years experience in IT and Business Employment with the State of Oregon.
She has an extensive website, including an Issues section, at: but there is no mention of immigration, nor did we find any public mention of the subject elsewhere.   She did not reply to the Oregon Abigail Adams Voter Education Project questionnaire.  It appears she does not see uncontrolled illegal immigration as an important matter of public interest.
In the Contact Us section of her website visitors are asked to contact Jesse, the campaign manager, for campaign related questions, at 503-320-6114, or to use the webform at:
We encourage OFIR members to contact legislative candidates, express your views, give them information on immigration issues, and urge their support for strong enforcement against illegal immigration and for reductions in legal immigration.  
If you can help good candidates financially or with your time and energy in campaign tasks, please do.