Gov. John Kitzhaber is scheduled to be in Corvallis on Sunday morning to join state Senate District 8 candidate Sara Gelser on her door-to-door campaign.
According to Gelser’s campaign Facebook page, they will meet at 10 a.m. at the Benton County Democrats’ campaign office on Fourth Street for a brief rally, to be followed by canvassing of the neighborhood.
Gelser, who is the state representative for House District 16, is in an increasingly heated campaign against state Sen. Betsy Close, who is seeking election to the senate seat to which she was appointed in 2012 to fill out the unexpired term of Frank Morse. He resigned over disenchantment with the entrenched partisan politics in Salem.