Definition and meaning of the Independent Party of Oregon: The Independent Party of Oregon is a political party that seeks to promote candidates who are independent of both the Republican and Democratic parties. Its mission is to provide Oregon with an alternative to the two-party system, and to represent those who do not identify with either major party. The Independent Party of Oregon seeks to encourage independent candidates to run in elections, giving voters more choices and a greater voice in their government. The party also aims to increase voter participation and to create a more diverse and representative government.
Examples of independent candidates that the party has supported include former Governor John Kitzhaber, who was elected to three consecutive terms and championed progressive causes. The party has also supported candidates for the State Senate and House who ran against major party candidates. By doing so, the party has helped to promote the concept of independent candidates and to create a more diverse and representative legislature.