In the attached Brief, dated October 15, 2014, the Republican Party of Oregon states:
“The Oregon Republican Party . . . contends that the respondent faction (Wes Wagnor’s group) acted in violation of the organizational documents of the Libertarian Party of Oregon.”
See: Brief, Page 2, “Summary of Facts.”
The Brief concludes with the request that:
“. . . this Court should reverse the Circuit Court’s judgment and remand for further adjudication of appellants’ claims.”
Ibid, page 10, “Conclusion.”
The Brief was submitted, and apparently authored, by the “Counsel for the Oregon Republican Party:”
James L. Buchal, OSB #921618, Murphy & Buchal LLP, 3425 SE Yamhill St., Ste. 100, Portland, OR 97214, Tel: 503-227-1011, E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mr. Buchal is also currently running for election to the United States House of Representatives as, “a Republican, Independent and Constitution Party candidate.”
Mr. Buchal’s campaign website can be found HERE. His Blog there had not been updated since June 22nd at the time of this article’s publication (15 October 2014).
Last August the Oregon Secretary of State’s office removed the nomination of Mr. Buchal from their reporting website, ORESTAR. See prior IPR coverage HERE.
In 2012 Mr. Buchal attempted to run as the Libertarian candidate for Oregon Attorney General. See prior IPR coverage HERE.
At that time, Mr. Buchal apparently paid Mr. Burke’s political consulting company fees of a bit over $2,000.00.
“1280542 View Transaction 07/13/2012 Amended Buchal for Attorney General Prime One Consulting Cash Expenditure $387.50
“1280545 View Transaction 07/13/2012 Amended Buchal for Attorney General Prime One Consulting Cash Expenditure $300.00
“1277601 View Transaction 07/10/2012 Original Buchal for Attorney General Prime One Consulting Cash Expenditure $1,500.00”
Source: Comment dated July 22, 2012 at 11:46 pm in the IPR article referenced directly above.
IPR reached Mr. Wagner for comment earlier tonight; he provided the following quote:
“Apparently Mr. Buchal has realized he has lost his political campaign and now has time to focus on trying to help other Republican operatives try to take over the LPO through the courts. The voters rejected him; the Libertarian Party of Oregon rejected Burke and Reeves. They are all made for each other.”
UPDATE (16 October 2016)
IPR was provided a copy earlier tonight of the Appellate Brief filed by Tyler Smith on behalf of “Reeves, Saub, Burnett, and Pealer as THE LIBERTARIAN PARTY OF OREGON, and Terry, Carling, and Burke as Members of the Libertarian Party of Oregon” verses a “cabal of insiders intent on bending the organization to their will” (namely Wes, et. al; see page 1; but later depicted as, “a rogue officer” . . . “unrestrained by law” (just Wes, see page 37)).
The entire Appellate Brief, which concludes with a claim that the Curcuit Court “abused” its discretion and that its decision should be reversed can be found HERE.