Brandon Merritt officially announced his candidacy for Oregon Governor. Merritt comes to the race with an honors degree from the esteemed Berklee College of Music located in Boston, experience in the corporate, financial and entertainment space, and is deeply rooted in philanthropy. Merritt lives with his family in Bend.

“Sometimes, it is best to work on God’s time,” Merritt said. “I could have never predicted that as I was preparing my campaign to become Oregon’s next governor, a passionate crowd would ignite a national viral trend ... Hollywood could not have written it better. It is the first time that fake news became real news.”

Merritt believes that faith, family, and freedom are priorities all Oregonians share. Yet over the past 20 years, Oregon’s government has become notorious for the poor education it provides, broad overreach, and extreme policies. Merritt asserts that, due to these failures, Oregon’s government has become a national and global laughing stock.

“Corner to corner, in solidarity, all Oregonians suffer at the hand of failed leadership. This is not a partisan issue as responsibility falls across the political spectrum,” Merritt said. “This campaign is motivated by a political philosophy that sees the greatness of Oregon, her potential, her people, her resources, her industry, and her reputation. We have work to do, and the active participation of an awakened constituency is the necessary leverage. We have work to do, and the active participation of an awakened constituency is the necessary leverage — Let’s go.”

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