Christine Drazan is the Republican candidate running for governor of Oregon in what is considered to be a three-way race against an unaffiliated candidate and a Democratic candidate. Drazan was raised in rural Oregon and previously served as Republican Leader in the Oregon legislature.
This interview has been edited for clarity and length.
Question: What’s the best way to fix the homelessness crisis in Oregon?
Christine Drazan: The homelessness crisis in Oregon lacks leadership right now. And so what we need is the requirement that all of the good-hearted entities across our entire state and all levels of local jurisdictions … that they have the opportunity to work together. And so I will declare a homelessness state of emergency, which puts my office in the driver’s seat when