The Green Papers: Oregon 2011 Off-Year Election
 
This page is for offices up for election in 2011. Find 2012 elections here.
 
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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
Special Primary House CD 1: Tuesday 8 November 2011
Special Election House CD 1: Tuesday 31 January 2012
Senators:2(Electoral Classes 2 and 3)
Governor:1 
2000 Census:3,428,543 (1.22% of 281,998,273)
2002, 2008 Electoral Votes:7(1.30% of 538)
2002-2010 Representatives:5(1.15% of 435)
2010 Census:3,848,606 (1.24% of 309,785,186)
2012, 2016, 2020 Electoral Votes:7(1.30% of 538)
2012-2020 Representatives:5(1.15% of 435)
Capital:Salem
Tuesday 8 November 2011 polls close 8:00p MST (0300 UTC) / 8:00p PST (0400 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. 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 31 January 2012 polls close 8:00p MST (0300 UTC) / 8:00p PST (0400 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. 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

Oregon 2012 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions:
Democrats, Republicans, Third Parties


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


HB 2429, first read on 11 January 2011, would move both the Presidential and partisan primaries from the 3rd Tuesday in May to the 2nd Tuesday in June.

Senate Bill 615, first read on 3 February 2011, changes the date of partiscan primary election from 3rd Tuesday in May to 3rd Tuesday in September. The Presidential primary stays on the 3rd Tuesday in May.

 
           

U.S. Senate  6 year term. No Term Limit. 112th 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, 2010.
Seat up for election: Tuesday 8 November 2016

Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2010, 2014. Term Limit: No more than 2 4-year terms in any 3-term period, All Governors

  Democratic Governor John A. Kitzhaber
First elected: 2010
Chair up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
The current Governor is unaffected by the State's term limit.

112th U.S. House of Representatives  2-year term. Election Cycle 2010, 2012. No Term Limit. 112th House
Partisan Composition (primary disposition):
1 Republican (1 Undetermined);
3 Democratic (3 Undetermined);
1 Vacancy

Incumbent - 112th Congress / 2000 apportionment - map
CD 1

Vacant
Democratic Congressman David Wu
Seat up for election: Tuesday 6 November 2012
Vacant Office - 25 July 2011: Amid scandal, announced he will not run for re-election.
26 July 2011: "...I therefore intend to resign effective upon the resolution of the debt-ceiling crisis."
3 August 2011: "... I hereby resign ... effective immediately."
 Candidate list - 113th Congress / 2010 apportionment
  Candidate Democratic     Labor and Industries Commissioner Brad Avakian
18 April 2011: Running for the U.S. House Seat in CD 1 in 2012.

FEC H2OR01109; 19 Oct 11; Tot $438,137; Dsb $394,271
  Candidate Democratic     former state Senator Suzanne Bonamici
FEC H2OR01133; 19 Oct 11; Tot $654,607; Dsb $433,156
  Candidate Democratic     Kaliko Castille
FEC H2OR01117
  Candidate Democratic     Robert E. Lettin
  Candidate Democratic     Dan Strite
  Candidate Democratic     state Representative Bradley K. "Brad" Witt
FEC H2OR01125; 19 Oct 11; Tot $75,502; Dsb $57,015
    Democratic     Congressman David Wu - apparently not a candidate
25 July 2011: Amid scandal, announced he will not run for re-election.

FEC H8OR01072
    Republican; Independent Party of Oregon     Stephan Andrew Brodhead - apparently not a candidate
28 February 2011: Filed with the FEC as a Republican.
15 August 2011: Wrote that he is moving to Tacoma, Washington on his website.

FEC H0OR01103; 18 Apr 11; Tot $0; Dsb $38,000
  Candidate Republican     Robert "Rob" Cornilles
FEC H0OR01095; 19 Oct 11; Tot $556,613; Dsb $167,164
  Candidate Republican     Pavel Goberman
FEC H6OR01209; 15 May 12; Tot $5,000; Dsb $0
  Candidate Republican     Jim Greenfield
FEC H2OR01083; 19 Oct 11; Tot $103,961; Dsb $15,420

Special Election - 112th Congress / 2000 apportionment - map
CD 1
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Democratic
Seat up for election: Tuesday 31 January 2012
Special Election - Primary: Tuesday 8 November 2011, General Election: 31 January 2012
    Democratic     Saba Ahmed - lost primary
    Democratic     Labor and Industries Commissioner Brad Avakian - lost primary
18 April 2011: Running for the U.S. House Seat in CD 1 in 2012.

FEC H2OR01109; 19 Oct 11; Tot $438,137; Dsb $394,271
  Candidate Democratic; Independent Party of Oregon     former state Senator Suzanne Bonamici
FEC H2OR01133; 19 Oct 11; Tot $654,607; Dsb $433,156
    Democratic     Dominic Hammon - lost primary
    Democratic     Robert E. Lettin - lost primary
    Democratic     Todd Lee Ritter - lost primary
    Democratic     Dan Strite - lost primary
    Democratic     state Representative Bradley K. "Brad" Witt - lost primary
FEC H2OR01125; 19 Oct 11; Tot $75,502; Dsb $57,015
  Candidate Republican     Robert "Rob" Cornilles
FEC H0OR01095; 19 Oct 11; Tot $556,613; Dsb $167,164
    Republican     Delinda "D. R." Delgado-Morgan - lost primary
    Republican     Jim Greenfield - lost primary
FEC H2OR01083; 19 Oct 11; Tot $103,961; Dsb $15,420
    Republican     Lisa Michaels - lost primary
  Candidate Libertarian     James Foster
FEC H2OR01224
  Candidate Progressive     Steven Cody Reynolds
FEC H2OR01216
  Candidate No Party Affiliation; (Republican)     Pavel Goberman
8 November 2011: Lost Republican Primary.
19 November 2011: Filed with the FEC as "Not a member of a party".

FEC H6OR01209; 15 May 12; Tot $5,000; Dsb $0
  
3 August 2011: Governor John A. Kitzhaber (Democratic) called a Special 8 November 2011 partisan Primary Election and a Special 31 January 2012 General Election to fill this vacant seat. This will be a vote by mail election.
Special Election Timeline for 1st Congressional District.
Oregon Elections Division Candidate Filing Search.

Incumbent - 112th Congress / 2000 apportionment - map
CD 2 Republican Congressman Gregory Paul "Greg" Walden
Seat up for election: Tuesday 6 November 2012
 Candidate list - 113th Congress / 2010 apportionment
  Candidate Democratic     Joyce B. Segers
FEC H0OR02093
  Candidate Republican     Congressman Gregory Paul "Greg" Walden
FEC H6OR02116; 30 Sep 11; Tot $1,003,036; Dsb $335,447

Incumbent - 112th Congress / 2000 apportionment - map
CD 3 Democratic Congressman Earl Blumenauer
Seat up for election: Tuesday 6 November 2012
 Candidate list - 113th Congress / 2010 apportionment
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman Earl Blumenauer
FEC H6OR03064; 30 Sep 11; Tot $431,519; Dsb $329,948

Incumbent - 112th Congress / 2000 apportionment - map
CD 4 Democratic Congressman Peter Anthony "Pete" DeFazio
First elected: 1986
Seat up for election: Tuesday 6 November 2012
 Candidate list - 113th Congress / 2010 apportionment
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman Peter Anthony "Pete" DeFazio
FEC H6OR04047; 30 Sep 11; Tot $312,337; Dsb $144,241
  Candidate Republican     Arthur Brouhard "Art" Robinson
FEC H0OR04081; 30 Sep 11; Tot $141,455; Dsb $109,753

Incumbent - 112th Congress / 2000 apportionment - map
CD 5 Democratic Congressman Kurt Schrader
First elected: 2008
Seat up for election: Tuesday 6 November 2012
 Candidate list - 113th Congress / 2010 apportionment
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman Kurt Schrader
FEC H8OR05107; 30 Sep 11; Tot $655,488; Dsb $148,808

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
Open Seat - 18 April 2011: Running for the U.S. House Seat in CD 1 in 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
  Candidate Democratic     Paul Damian Wells
  Candidate Republican     Knute Buehler
  Candidate Republican     Randy Pollock

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
Open Seat - 18 October 2011: Announced he would not seek re-election due to a medical condition.

Treasurer  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2008, 2012

  Democratic Treasurer Ted Wheeler
Appointed 9 March 2010 by Governor Kulongoski re: the 7 March 2010 passing of Treasurer Ben Westlund. First elected in a special election: 2 November 2010
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, 2010
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
  
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): 11 incumbents, 12 candidates
  Republican: 1 incumbent, 9 candidates
Major Third Parties
  Libertarian: 1 candidate
Other Third Parties
  Independent Party of Oregon: 1 candidate
  Progressive: 1 candidate
Independents
  No Party Affiliation: 1 candidate
  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.

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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