The Green Papers: Oregon 2009 General Election
This page is for offices up for election in 2009. Find 2010 elections here.
 
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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
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
 

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Oregon State and Local Government

           

U.S. Senate  6 year term. No Term Limit. 111th Senate  Senate Electoral Classes

Class 2 Democratic Senator Jeffrey Alan "Jeff" Merkley
First elected: 2008
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2014

Class 3 Democratic Senator Ronald Lee "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: 2006, 2010. Term Limit: No more than 2 4-year terms in any 3-term period, All Governors

  Democratic Governor Theodore R. "Ted" Kulongoski
First elected: 2002; re-elected: 2006
Chair up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2010
The current Governor is affected by a term limit and cannot run for re-election.
Open Chair - At term limit

111th U.S. House of Representatives  2 year term, Election Cycle 2006, 2008. No Term Limit. 111th House
Partisan Composition (primary disposition):
4 Democratic (4 Undetermined);
1 Republican (1 Undetermined)

CD 1
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Democratic Congressman David Wu
Seat up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2010

CD 2
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Republican Congressman Gregory Paul "Greg" Walden
Seat up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2010

CD 3
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Democratic Congressman Earl Blumenauer
Seat up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2010

CD 4
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Democratic Congressman Peter Anthony "Pete" DeFazio
First elected: 1986
Seat up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2010

CD 5
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Democratic Congressman Kurt Schrader
First elected: 2008
Seat up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2010

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 Brad Avakian
Appointed: 13 March 2008; first elected in a special election: 2008
Seat up for election: Tuesday 6 November 2012
 

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. [OR Revised Statutes 249.088]


Secretary of State  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2008, 2012

  Democratic Secretary of State Kate Brown
First elected: 2008
Seat up for election: Tuesday 6 November 2012

Attorney General  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2008, 2012

  Democratic Attorney General John R. Kroger
First elected: 2008
Seat up for election: Tuesday 6 November 2012

Treasurer  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2008, 2012

  Democratic; Independent Party of Oregon Treasurer Ben Westlund
First elected: 2008
Seat up for election: Tuesday 6 November 2012

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; re-elected: 2006
Seat up for election: Tuesday 18 May 2010
  
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. [OR Revised Statutes 249.088]

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): 10 incumbents
  Republican: 1 incumbent
Other Third Parties
  Independent Party of Oregon: 1 incumbent
Independents
  Nonpartisan: 2 incumbents
 
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 a legal election authority that the person has been officially certified to appear on the ballot.
 
FEC indicates the Federal Election Commission (FEC) Campaign Finance Summary "Total Receipts" for candidates for Federal Office.

 


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2009 Primaries and Runoffs for Statewide offices/Congress
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