The Green Papers: Oregon 2010 Midterm Election
 
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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
Primary: Tuesday 18 May 2010
General Election: Tuesday 2 November 2010
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)
Capital:Salem
Tuesday 18 May 2010 polling hours 7:00a MDT (1300 UTC) / 7:00a PDT (1400 UTC) to 8:00p MDT (0200 UTC) / 8:00p PDT (0300 UTC). OREGON votes by mail. Ballots must be in the hands of election workers or in an official drop-off location no later than 8 PM local time. County elections offices are open on election day from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. 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 2010 polling hours 7:00a MDT (1300 UTC) / 7:00a PDT (1400 UTC) to 8:00p MDT (0200 UTC) / 8:00p PDT (0300 UTC). OREGON votes by mail. Ballots must be in the hands of election workers or in an official drop-off location no later than 8 PM local time. County elections offices are open on election day from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. 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.
 

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Oregon State and Local Government


The Constitution, Independent, Libertarian, Pacific Green, Progressive, and Working Families Parties nominate by convention rather than by primary.


18 May 2010
Primary returns from an official source.

2 November 2010
General Election returns from an official source.

 
           

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
Seat up for election
Democratic Senator Ronald Lee "Ron" Wyden
• Re-elected Tuesday 2 November 2010
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
Renominated - 18 May 2010 Primary
  Elected Democratic 825,507 57.22% Senator Ronald Lee "Ron" Wyden
FEC S6OR00110; 31 Dec 10; Tot $5,742,439; Dsb $6,424,975
  Candidate Republican 566,199 39.25% James Lloyd "Jim" Huffman, II
FEC S0OR00220; 31 Dec 10; Tot $2,375,849; Dsb $2,204,734
  Candidate Working Families 18,940 1.31% Bruce Cronk
FEC S0OR00303
  Candidate Libertarian 16,028 1.11% Marc Delphine
FEC S0OR00196; 29 Nov 10; Tot $5,298; Dsb $5,721
  Candidate Progressive 14,466 1.00% Richard Kelly "Rick" Staggenborg
Mr. Staggenborg received the Pacific Green Party's nomination circa 12 March 2010 however the nomination was rescinded circa 8 June 2010.

FEC S0OR00204; 14 Nov 10; Tot $56,475; Dsb $56,474
  Candidate Scattering 1,448 0.10% Misc.
Total 1,442,588 100.00%  

Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2006, 2010. Term Limit: No more than 2 4-year terms in any 3-term period, All Governors

Chair up for election
Open
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
 ** Open Chair (no incumbent) **
  Elected Democratic; Independent Party of Oregon 716,525 49.29% former Oregon Governor John A. Kitzhaber
  Candidate Republican 694,287 47.76% Chris Dudley
  Candidate Constitution 20,475 1.41% Gregory E. "Greg" Kord
  Candidate Libertarian 19,048 1.31% Wes W. Wagner
  Candidate Scattering 3,213 0.22% Misc.
  Candidate Write-in; (Independent Party of Oregon)     Richard Esterman
31 July 2010: Did not receive the nomination of the Independent Party of Oregon.
Total 1,453,548 100.00%  

111th U.S. House of Representatives  2 year term, Election Cycle 2008, 2010. No Term Limit. 111th 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 2 November 2010
Seat up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2010
Renominated - 18 May 2010 Primary
  Elected Democratic 160,357 54.75% Congressman David Wu
FEC H8OR01072; 31 Dec 10; Tot $1,537,845; Dsb $1,824,951
  Candidate Republican 122,858 41.94% Robert "Rob" Cornilles
FEC H0OR01095; 31 Dec 10; Tot $1,045,910; Dsb $1,012,865
  Candidate Constitution 3,855 1.32% Donald H. LaMunyon
FEC H0OR01137
  Candidate Pacific Green; Progressive 2,955 1.01% Christopher Kenneth "Chris" Henry
FEC H8OR01205
  Candidate Libertarian 2,492 0.85% Harry Joe Tabor
FEC H8OR01197
  Candidate Scattering 392 0.13% Misc.
  Candidate Write-in; (Democratic)     Pavel Goberman
Ran for but lost the Democratic nomination for the Senate Class 3 seat.

FEC H6OR01209; 31 Dec 10; Tot $10,000; Dsb $0
Total 292,909 100.00%  

CD 2
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Seat up for election
Republican Congressman Gregory Paul "Greg" Walden
• Re-elected Tuesday 2 November 2010
Seat up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2010
Renominated - 18 May 2010 Primary
  Elected Republican 206,245 73.91% Congressman Gregory Paul "Greg" Walden
FEC H6OR02116; 31 Dec 10; Tot $1,944,714; Dsb $1,657,947
  Candidate Democratic 72,173 25.87% Joyce B. Segers
FEC H0OR02093; 31 Dec 10; Tot $34,446; Dsb $34,445
  Candidate Scattering 619 0.22% Misc.
Total 279,037 100.00%  

CD 3
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Seat up for election
Democratic Congressman Earl Blumenauer
• Re-elected Tuesday 2 November 2010
Seat up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2010
Renominated - 18 May 2010 Primary
  Elected Democratic 193,104 70.02% Congressman Earl Blumenauer
FEC H6OR03064; 31 Dec 10; Tot $1,286,054; Dsb $1,230,376
  Candidate Republican 67,714 24.55% Delia Lopez
FEC H8OR03045; 31 Dec 10; Tot $135,849; Dsb $133,516
  Candidate Libertarian; Independent Party of Oregon 8,380 3.04% Jeffrey T. "Jeff" Lawrence
FEC H0OR03117; 31 Dec 10; Tot $27,125; Dsb $23,356
  Candidate Pacific Green; Progressive; (Pirate) 6,197 2.25% Michael Meo
FEC H8OR03052
  Candidate Scattering 407 0.15% Misc.
Total 275,802 100.00%  

CD 4
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Seat up for election
Democratic Congressman Peter Anthony "Pete" DeFazio
• Re-elected Tuesday 2 November 2010
First elected: 1986
Seat up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2010
Renominated - 18 May 2010 Primary
  Elected Democratic; Progressive; Working Families 162,416 54.49% Congressman Peter Anthony "Pete" DeFazio
FEC H6OR04047; 31 Dec 10; Tot $1,315,467; Dsb $1,484,236
  Candidate Republican; Constitution; Independent Party of Oregon 129,877 43.58% Arthur Brouhard "Art" Robinson
FEC H0OR04081; 31 Dec 10; Tot $1,337,592; Dsb $1,316,026
  Candidate Pacific Green 5,215 1.75% Michael Allan "Mike" Beilstein
FEC H8OR04134
  Candidate Scattering 544 0.18% Misc.
Total 298,052 100.00%  

CD 5
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Seat up for election
Democratic Congressman Kurt Schrader
• Re-elected Tuesday 2 November 2010
First elected: 2008
Seat up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2010
Renominated - 18 May 2010 Primary
  Elected Democratic 145,319 51.25% Congressman Kurt Schrader
FEC H8OR05107; 31 Dec 10; Tot $1,872,932; Dsb $1,915,856
  Candidate Republican; Independent Party of Oregon 130,313 45.96% Lorentz "Scott" Bruun
FEC H0OR05054; 31 Dec 10; Tot $1,153,707; Dsb $1,153,706
  Candidate Pacific Green; Progressive 7,557 2.67% Christina Jean "Chris" Lugo
  Candidate Scattering 367 0.13% Misc.
Total 283,556 100.00%  

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 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

Seat up for election Democratic interim Treasurer Ted Wheeler
• Re-elected Tuesday 2 November 2010
Appointed 9 March 2010 by Governor Kulongoski re: the 7 March 2010 passing of Treasurer Ben Westlund.
Seat up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2010
Renominated - 18 May 2010 Primary.
Next regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2012.
  Elected Democratic; Working Families 721,795 52.94% interim Treasurer Ted Wheeler
  Candidate Republican 571,105 41.89% state Senator Chris Telfer
  Candidate Progressive 38,316 2.81% former state Senator Walter F. "Walt" Brown
  Candidate Constitution 30,489 2.24% Michael Marsh
  Candidate Scattering 1,738 0.13% Misc.
Total 1,363,443 100.00%  
  
7 March 2010: Ben Westlund, 60, lost his battle with lung cancer. He was first elected in 2008. Reference: Oregon State Treasurer Ben Westlund dies of cancer.
9 March 2010: Governor Theodore R. "Ted" Kulongoski appointed interim Treasurer Ted Wheeler who will serve until a special election is held on 2 November 2010.

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 18 May 2010
First elected: 2002; re-elected: 2006, 2010
Seat up for election: Tuesday 18 May 2010
  Elected Nonpartisan; (Democratic) 350,501 50.02% Public Instruction Superintendent Susan Castillo
  Candidate Nonpartisan 347,981 49.66% Ron Maurer
  Candidate Scattering 2,264 0.32% Misc.
Total 700,746 100.00%  
  
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. [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, 10 candidates
  Republican: 1 incumbent, 8 candidates
Major Third Parties
  Constitution (affiliates): 4 candidates
  Libertarian: 4 candidates
  Pacific Green (affiliate of Green): 4 candidates
Other Third Parties
  Independent Party of Oregon: 5 candidates
  Pirate: 1 candidate
  Progressive: 6 candidates
  Working Families: 3 candidates
Independents
  Nonpartisan: 2 incumbents, 2 candidates
Write-in/Scattered/otherwise not readily classifiable
  Scattering: 9 candidates
  Write-in: 2 candidates
 
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.

When available, we post each candidate's FEC identification number, the date of their most recently filed Report of Receipts and Disbursements, their "Tot" [Total Receipts (contributions received or what came in: FEC Form 3, Line 16, Column B)] and their "Dsb" [Total Disbursements (expenditures or what was spent: FEC Form 3, Line 23, Column B)]. A link is provided to the Federal Election Commission's Summary Report for those who might wish to explore the details.

If a candidate raises or spends $5,000 or less, he or she is not subject to FEC reporting requirements.


 


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