The Green Papers: Oregon 2006 Midterm Election
 
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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
Primary: Tuesday 16 May 2006
General Election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
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 16 May 2006 polling hours 7:00a PDT (1400 UTC) / 7:00a MDT (1300 UTC) to 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 7 November 2006 polling hours 7:00a PST (1500 UTC) / 7:00a MST (1400 UTC) to 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 PRIMARY

Tuesday 16 May 2006

OREGON PRIMARY results from a media source

Contested STATEWIDE races:

All races involving an Incumbent are in boldface and also marked with an asterisk (*)

  • Governor:
    • Democrats have re-nominated Ted Kulongoski*
    • Republicans have nominated Ron Saxton

Contested U.S. HOUSE races:

All races involving an Incumbent are in boldface and also marked with an asterisk (*)

  • CD 1:
    • Democrats have re-nominated David Wu*
  • CD 2:
    • Democrats have nominated Carol J. Voisin
    • Republicans have re-nominated Greg Walden*
  • CD 3:
    • Democrats have re-nominated Earl Blumenauer*
  • CD 4:
    • Republicans have nominated Jim Feldkamp
 
           

U.S. Senate  6 year term. No Term Limit. 109th 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 Democratic Senator Ron Wyden
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 2010

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

Chair up for election Democratic Governor Theodore R. "Ted" Kulongoski
• Re-elected Tuesday 7 November 2006
First elected: 2002
Chair up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
The current Governor is unaffected by the State's term limit.
Renominated - 16 May 2006 Primary
 Polls: Leans Democratic - Democratic Governor Theodore R. "Ted" Kulongoski
  Elected Democratic 652,279 50.83% Governor Theodore R. "Ted" Kulongoski
  Candidate Republican; (Right to Life) 551,048 42.94% Ron Saxton
  Candidate Constitution 46,162 3.60% Mary Starrett
On 24 August 2006 Secretary of State Bill Bradbury ruled that Mary Starrett will remain on the November ballot even though the Constitution Party failed to publish proper public notice of their 3 June 2006 nominating meeting. Apparently, Oregon state law does not specify a penalty for failing to provide proper notification.
  Candidate Pacific Green 18,279 1.42% Joe Keating
  Candidate Libertarian 15,494 1.21% Richard Morley
Total 1,283,262 100.00%  

109th U.S. House of Representatives  2 year term, Election Cycle 2006, 2008. No Term Limit. 109th House
Partisan Composition (primary disposition):
4 Democratic (4 Renominated);
1 Republican (1 Renominated)

CD 1
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Seat up for election
Democratic Congressman David Wu
• Re-elected Tuesday 7 November 2006
Seat up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
Renominated - 16 May 2006 Primary
 Polls: Democratic Congressman David Wu
  Elected Democratic 147,986 63.38% Congressman David Wu
FEC: $1,432,946
  Candidate Republican 78,211 33.50% Derrick Kitts
FEC: $139,048
  Candidate Libertarian 3,805 1.63% Drake Davis
FEC finanical report not available
  Candidate Constitution 3,484 1.49% Dean O. Wolf
FEC finanical report not available
Total 233,486 100.00%  

CD 2
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Seat up for election
Republican Congressman Gregory Paul "Greg" Walden
• Re-elected Tuesday 7 November 2006
Seat up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
Renominated - 16 May 2006 Primary
 Polls: Republican Congressman Gregory Paul "Greg" Walden
  Elected Republican 175,352 66.99% Congressman Gregory Paul "Greg" Walden
FEC: $1,349,417
  Candidate Democratic 79,666 30.43% Carol J. Voisin
FEC: $65,685
  Candidate Constitution 6,753 2.58% Jack Alan Brown, Jr.
FEC finanical report not available
  Candidate Write-in     Paul Nevin
Total 261,771 100.00%  

CD 3
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Seat up for election
Democratic Congressman Earl Blumenauer
• Re-elected Tuesday 7 November 2006
Seat up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
Renominated - 16 May 2006 Primary
 Polls: Democratic Congressman Earl Blumenauer
  Elected Democratic 178,071 73.72% Congressman Earl Blumenauer
FEC: $789,369
  Candidate Republican 56,804 23.52% Hebert Bruce "Bruce" Broussard
Nominated as a write-in candidate after failing to qualify for the 16 May 2006 Republican primary.

FEC: $0
  Candidate Constitution 6,666 2.76% David M. Brownlow
FEC finanical report not available
Total 241,541 100.00%  

CD 4
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Seat up for election
Democratic Congressman Peter A. "Pete" DeFazio
• Re-elected Tuesday 7 November 2006
First elected: 1986
Seat up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
Renominated - 16 May 2006 Primary
 Polls: Democratic Congressman Peter A. "Pete" DeFazio
  Elected Democratic 169,331 62.13% Congressman Peter A. "Pete" DeFazio
FEC: $793,123
  Candidate Republican 103,194 37.87% James Lee "Jim" Feldkamp
FEC: $472,893
Total 272,525 100.00%  

CD 5
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Seat up for election
Democratic Congressman Darlene Hooley
• Re-elected Tuesday 7 November 2006
Seat up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
Renominated - 16 May 2006 Primary
 Polls: Leans Democratic - Democratic Congressman Darlene Hooley
  Elected Democratic 138,387 54.18% Congressman Darlene Hooley
FEC: $1,819,523
  Candidate Republican 109,285 42.79% Mike Erickson
FEC: $1,799,744
  Candidate Constitution 3,885 1.52% Douglas Patterson
FEC finanical report not available
  Candidate Pacific Green 3,853 1.51% Paul Aranas
FEC finanical report not available
Total 255,410 100.00%  

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.]

Seat up for election Nonpartisan Labor and Industries Commissioner Dan Gardner
• Re-elected Tuesday 16 May 2006
First elected: 2002
Seat up for election: Tuesday 16 May 2006
Renominated - and elected 16 May 2006 Primary
  Elected Nonpartisan; (Democratic) 443,347 98.81% Labor and Industries Commissioner Dan Gardner
  Candidate Scattering 5,336 1.19% Misc.
Total 448,683 100.00%  
  
If a candidate receives a majority of the vote for this non-partisan office in the May primary, that candidate is elected. Otherwise, the top two vote getters go to a runoff in November.

Secretary of State  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2004, 2008

  Democratic Secretary of State Bill Bradbury
Appointed: 1999; first elected: 2000; 2004
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008

Attorney General  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2004, 2008

  Democratic Attorney General Hardy Myers
First elected: 1996; re-elected: 2000, 2004
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008

Treasurer  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2004, 2008

  Democratic Treasurer Randall Edwards
First elected: 2000; re-elected: 2004
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008

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.

Seat up for election Nonpartisan Public Instruction Superintendent Susan Castillo
• Re-elected Tuesday 16 May 2006
First elected: 2002
Seat up for election: Tuesday 16 May 2006
  Elected Nonpartisan; (Democratic) 372,708 61.94% Public Instruction Superintendent Susan Castillo
    Nonpartisan; (Libertarian) 226,054 37.57% Deborah L. "Deb" Andrews - lost primary
  Candidate Scattering 3,001 0.50% Misc.
Total 601,763 100.00%  
  
If a candidate receives a majority of the vote for this non-partisan office in the May primary, that candidate is elected. Otherwise, the top two vote getters go to a runoff in November.

Political Parties    Parties appear in parenthesis and italics when a candidate receives the endorsement of a given Party and/or official sources indicate a candidate's association with a particular Party but only where the Party in question does not appear on the actual ballot as such.

Major Parties
  Democratic (affiliates): 9 incumbents, 8 candidates
  Republican: 2 incumbents, 6 candidates
Major Third Parties
  Libertarian: 2 candidates
  Pacific Green (affiliate of Green): 2 candidates
Other Third Parties
  Constitution (affiliates): 5 candidates
  Right to Life: 1 candidate
Independents
  Nonpartisan: 2 incumbents, 2 candidates
Write-in/Scattered/otherwise not readily classifiable
  Scattering: 2 candidates
  Write-in: 1 candidate
 
Candidates running under the banner of more than one party are counted towards each party's total. A candidate who has lost a primary or is apparently no longer a candidate is not counted.

Notes

Candidates for office appear on this page in italics where 'The Green Papers' does not yet have independent confirmation from an election authority that this candidate is actually on the ballot.
 
FEC indicates the Federal Election Commission (FEC) Campaign Finance Summary "Total Receipts" for candidates for Federal Office.

 


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