Governor hopeful still sees campaign finance as key issue

Patrick Starnes during his 2018 campaign for governor as the Independent Party nominee. He is running as a Democrat for the nomination in the May 17 primary.

Patrick Starnes is running for governor this year under a different party banner — but his top priority is unchanged.

Starnes, one of 15 Democratic candidates so far, still wants to curb the influence of big money in Oregon politics.