Republican Allen Alley of Lake Oswego last week entered the Oregon treasurer’s race against state Sen. Ben Westlund, D-Bend.
Alley resigned his position as deputy chief of staff to Democratic Gov. Ted Kulongoski to enter the race for the state’s top financial position. Before joining the Kulongoski administration, Alley co-founded and was chief executive officer of technology startup Pixelworks Inc. He was previously a general partner at Battery Ventures LLP.