FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
February 16, 2023
Representative Smith Received a Measure 114 Update from Judge Raschio
SALEM, Ore. – Today, Representative Greg Smith (R-Heppner) had a meeting with Judge Robert S. Raschio, who is the Presiding Judge of Oregon’s 24th Judicial District (Grant & Harney Circuit Court). Back in November, voters narrowly passed Ballot Measure 114. It was set to go into effect in December, however, gun rights activists challenged it in court and argued that it violates the Oregon Constitution. Judge Raschio believed their arguments had merit and put a temporary stay on the implementation of Measure 114. Since then, the Oregon Supreme Court has denied the Oregon Attorney General’s petition to overturn Judge Raschio’s injunction and allow Measure 114 to go into effect. The gun control measure remains blocked until a lower court holds a hearing.
“I often receive questions from constituents regarding Measure 114” said Representative Smith, “having meetings like today are vastly important; where different branches of government can come together and learn from each other. A huge thank you goes out to Judge Raschio for his work to uphold Oregon’s Constitution”.
Representative Greg Smith is currently serving his twelfth term as a State Representative, making him the longest serving member in the Oregon Legislature. He holds a gavel as the Co-Chair of the Joint Ways and Means Subcommittee on General Government. Representative Smith also serves as the Co-Vice Chair of the full Joint Ways and Means Committee. Additionally, he is the ranking member on the House Revenue Committee. To reach out, please visit Rep Smith’s Facebook Page or send him an email at email@example.com
Representative Greg Smith