Tag: Kim Thatcher

Thatcher proposes making retirement easier for veterans

State Senators Kim Thatcher (R- Keizer) and Janeen Sollman (D-Hillsboro) announced on Nov. 29 they will champion a bill in 2024 to honor veterans’ service and make Oregon more affordable for them by allowing veterans to keep more of their retirement pay through a state income tax exemption.

Thatcher frowns at fellow Repubs’ return

 In a letter posted on her website on June 18, titled Response to Return of a Quorum, state Senator Kim Thatcher (R-Keizer), criticized fellow Republican lawmakers for surrendering to the majority Democrats to provide a quorum for Senate business after a six-week walkout. 

Thatcher earns third term

Republican Kim Thatcher was elected to her third term as a state senator for District 11 in Tuesday’s election over challenger Democrat Richard Walsh.

Election results from the Secretary of State’s office as of Wednesday morning, Nov. 9, showed Thatcher with 53.17% (15,702 votes) to Walsh’s 46.61% (13,809 votes). There was also a handful of write-ins.