The Green Papers: Oregon 2004 General Election
 
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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
Primary: Tuesday 18 May 2004
General Election: Tuesday 2 November 2004
Electoral Votes:7(1.30% of 538)
Governor:1 
Senators:2(Electoral Classes 2 and 3)
2002-2010 Representatives:5(1.15% of 435)
2000 Census:3,428,543 (1.22% of 281,998,273)
Estimated Voting age population (November 2000):2,530,000
Registered Voters (November 2000):1,943,699
Capital:Salem
Tuesday 18 May 2004 polls close 8:00p PDT (0300 UTC) / 8:00p MDT (0200 UTC). OREGON is the reverse of the norm because the by far largest portion of the state is in the lagging time zone and the networks have no choice but to not consider the OREGON polls closed until 8 PM PDT.
Tuesday 2 November 2004 polls close 8:00p PST (0400 UTC) / 8:00p MST (0300 UTC). OREGON is the reverse of the norm because the by far largest portion of the state is in the lagging time zone and the networks have no choice but to not consider the OREGON polls closed until 8 PM PST.
 

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Oregon State and Local Government

Oregon 2004 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions: Democrats   Republicans   Third Parties

           

President  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2000, 2004. Term Limit: No more than 2 4-year terms in a lifetime. Electors: 7 (Winner-take-all), How Appointed, Meeting Place, Duly Appointed Presidential Electors. List of States: Details.
Up for election in 2004
  Elected Democrat 943,163 51.35% Senator John Kerry
(7 Electoral Votes)
Vice President: Senator John Edwards
  Candidate Republican 866,831 47.19% President George W. Bush
Vice President: Vice President Richard "Dick" Cheney
Renominated by Convention - 2 September 2004
  Candidate --scatter-- 8,956 0.49% Misc.
  Candidate Libertarian 7,260 0.40% Michael Badnarik
Vice President: Richard V. Campagna
  Candidate Green 5,315 0.29% David Keith Cobb
Vice President: Patricia Helen "Pat" LaMarche
Party: Pacific Green
  Candidate Constitution 5,257 0.29% Michael Anthony Peroutka
Vice President: Chuck Baldwin
Total 1,836,782 100.00%  

U.S. Senate  6 year term. No Term Limit. 108th Senate  Senate Electoral Classes

Class 2   Republican   Senator Gordon H. Smith
First elected: 1996; re-elected: 2002
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008

Class 3
Seat up for election
  Democrat   Senator Ron Wyden
• Re-elected Tuesday 2 November 2004
First elected to finish out the term in a Special Election: 30 January 1996 [held to fill vacancy caused by the resignation of Senator Robert Packwood (Republican): 1 October 1995 (Oregon state law does not permit the state's Governor to make temporary appointments to fill vacancies in the United States Senate)]; elected to a full term: 1998; re-elected: 2004.
Seat up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2004
Renominated - 18 May 2004 - Primary
  Elected Democrat 1,128,728 63.39% Senator Ron Wyden
  Candidate Republican 565,254 31.75% Al King
  Candidate Green 43,053 2.42% Teresa Keane
  Candidate Libertarian 29,582 1.66% Dan Fitzgerald
  Candidate Constitution 12,397 0.70% David Brownlow
  Candidate --scatter-- 1,536 0.09% Misc.
Total 1,780,550 100.00%  

Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2002, 2006. Term Limit: No more than 2 4-year terms in any 3-term period, All Governors

    Democrat   Governor Ted Kulongoski
First elected: 2002
Chair up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
The current Governor is unaffected by the State's term limit.

108th U.S. House of Representatives  2 year term, Election Cycle 2004, 2006. No Term Limit. 108th House
Partisan Composition (primary disposition):
4 Democrats (4 Renominated);
1 Republican (1 Renominated)

CD 1
Seat up for election
  Democrat   Congressman David Wu
• Re-elected Tuesday 2 November 2004
Seat up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2004
Renominated - 18 May 2004 - Primary
  Elected Democrat 203,771 57.51% Congressman David Wu
  Candidate Republican 135,164 38.15% Goli Ameri
  Candidate Constitution 13,882 3.92% Dean Wolf
  Candidate --scatter-- 1,521 0.43% Misc.
Total 354,338 100.00%  

CD 2
Seat up for election
  Republican   Congressman Gregory Paul Walden
• Re-elected Tuesday 2 November 2004
Seat up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2004
Renominated - 18 May 2004 - Primary
  Elected Republican 248,461 71.63% Congressman Gregory Paul Walden
  Candidate Democrat 88,914 25.63% John C. McColgan
  Candidate Libertarian 4,792 1.38% Jim Lindsay
  Candidate Constitution 4,060 1.17% Jack Alan Brown, Jr.
  Candidate --scatter-- 638 0.18% Misc.
Total 346,865 100.00%  

CD 3
Seat up for election
  Democrat   Congressman Earl Blumenauer
• Re-elected Tuesday 2 November 2004
Seat up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2004
Renominated - 18 May 2004 Primary
  Elected Democrat 245,559 70.86% Congressman Earl Blumenauer
  Candidate Republican 82,045 23.67% Tami Mars
  Candidate Socialist 10,678 3.08% Walter F. "Walt" Brown
  Candidate Constitution 7,119 2.05% Dale Winegarden
  Candidate --scatter-- 1,159 0.33% Misc.
Total 346,560 100.00%  

CD 4
Seat up for election
  Democrat   Congressman Peter A. DeFazio
• Re-elected Tuesday 2 November 2004
First elected: 1986
Seat up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2004
Renominated - 18 May 2004 - Primary
  Elected Democrat 228,611 60.98% Congressman Peter A. DeFazio
  Candidate Republican 140,882 37.58% Jim Feldkamp
  Candidate Libertarian 3,190 0.85% Jacob Boone
  Candidate Constitution 1,799 0.48% Michael Paul Marsh
  Candidate --scatter-- 427 0.11% Misc.
Total 374,909 100.00%  

CD 5
Seat up for election
  Democrat   Congressman Darlene Hooley
• Re-elected Tuesday 2 November 2004
Seat up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2004
Renominated - 18 May 2004 Primary
  Elected Democrat 184,833 52.86% Congressman Darlene Hooley
  Candidate Republican 154,993 44.33% Jim Zupancic
  Candidate Libertarian 6,463 1.85% Jerry Defoe
  Candidate Constitution 2,971 0.85% Joseph H. Bitz
  Candidate --scatter-- 374 0.11% Misc.
Total 349,634 100.00%  

Commissioner of Labor and Industries  2 year term, Final Election Cycle: 2012. The term of office [...in...] 2012 shall be two years. [651.030 Sec. 22a.]

    Nonpartisan   Labor and Industries Commissioner Dan Gardner
First elected: 2002
Seat up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006

Secretary of State  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2000, 2004

Seat up for election   Democrat   Secretary of State Bill Bradbury
• Re-elected Tuesday 2 November 2004
Appointed: 1999; first elected: 2000
Seat up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2004
Renominated - 18 May 2004 Primary
  Elected Democrat 1,002,052 57.17% Secretary of State Bill Bradbury
  Candidate Republican 690,228 39.38% Betsy L. Close
  Candidate Libertarian 56,678 3.23% Richard Morley
  Candidate --scatter-- 3,871 0.22% Misc.
Total 1,752,829 100.00%  

Attorney General  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2000, 2004

Seat up for election   Democrat   Attorney General Hardy Myers
• Re-elected Tuesday 2 November 2004
First elected: 1996; re-elected: 2000
Seat up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2004
Renominated - 18 May 2004 - Primary
  Elected Democrat 935,621 54.78% Attorney General Hardy Myers
  Candidate Republican 690,056 40.40% Paul Connolly
  Candidate Libertarian 64,581 3.78% Donald G. "Don" Smith, Jr.
  Candidate Constitution 15,740 0.92% Richard D. Hake
  Candidate --scatter-- 2,000 0.12% Misc.
Total 1,707,998 100.00%  

Treasurer  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2000, 2004

Seat up for election   Democrat   Treasurer Randall Edwards
• Re-elected Tuesday 2 November 2004
First elected: 2000
Seat up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2004
Renominated - 18 May 2004 Primary
  Elected Democrat 889,974 52.86% Treasurer Randall Edwards
  Candidate Republican 688,551 40.90% Jeff Caton
  Candidate Libertarian 52,819 3.14% Mitch Shults
  Candidate Constitution 49,875 2.96% Carole D. Winegarden
  Candidate --scatter-- 2,284 0.14% Misc.
Total 1,683,503 100.00%  

Superintendent of Public Instruction  4 year term, Final Election Cycle: 2002. A 2011 law eliminated this as an elected office effective at the end of the current Superintendent's term or resignation. This office is now an appointed position.

    Nonpartisan   Public Instruction Superintendent Susan Castillo
First elected: 2002
Seat up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006

 


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