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Wheeler named state treasurer

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Tuesday, March 09, 2010

Gov. Ted Kulongoski has named Multnomah County Chairman Ted Wheeler as the new state treasurer following the death of Ben Westlund last weekend.

Kulongoski touted Wheeler's "perfect balance of expertise" for the position, citing his experience as the head of Multnomah County and a former financial executive.

Wheeler, whose appointment lasts until early January, said he will also run in this year's election to serve out the remaining two years of Westlund's term.

Wheeler's decision to take the treasury post will set off a scramble to replace him as the county chairman. He is up for reelection this year and candidates will have only until 5 p.m. Tuesday to file for his office.

Read the full story at OregonLive.com.

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