The Green Papers: Oregon 2014 General Election
 
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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
✓ Primary: Tuesday 20 May 2014
✓ General Election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
Tuesday 11 March 2014 - Filing Deadline - Primary.
Tuesday 20 May 2014 - Primary. Polls close 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. 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 Pacific.
Tuesday 26 August 2014 - Filing Deadline - Independent/Third/Minor.
Tuesday 4 November 2014 - General Election. 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 Pacific.
 
Senators:2(Electoral Classes 2 and 3)
Governor:1 
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
 

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Oregon State and Local Government

Oregon 2016 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions:
Democrats   Republicans


The Americans Elect, Constitution, Independent, Libertarian, Pacific Green, Progressive, and Working Families parties may nominate by convention rather than by primary.

The convention dates are:

  • The Pacific Green Party convention is 7 June 2014.
  • The Independent Party's party-organized primary date is 19 July 2014.
  • The Libertarian Party's party-organized primary date is 6 June 2014.
  • The Americans Elect date is pending.
  • The Constitution Party convention is 24 May 2014.
  • The Progressive Party date is pending.
  • The Working Families Party nominating caucus dates are 9 July 2014 (Congressional District 2), 10 July 2014 (Congressional District 5), 14 July 2014 (Congressional District 4) and 22 July 2014 (Congressional Districts 1 and 3).

20 May 2014 Primary Election certified returns from the Oregon Secretary of State.

4 November 2014 General Election certified returns from the Oregon Secretary of State.

 
           

U.S. Senate  6 year term. No Term Limit. 113th Senate  Senate Electoral Classes

Class 2
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Senator Jeffrey Alan "Jeff" Merkley
• Re-elected Tuesday 4 November 2014
First elected: 2008
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
Renominated - 20 May 2014 Primary
 Candidate list
  Elected Democratic; Independent Party of Oregon; Progressive; Working Families 814,537 55.73% Senator Jeffrey Alan "Jeff" Merkley
FEC S8OR00207; 24 Nov 14; Tot $9,627,129; Dsb $9,307,288
  Candidate Republican 538,847 36.87% Monica C. Wehby
FEC S4OR00198; 24 Nov 14; Tot $3,908,740; Dsb $3,888,063
  Candidate Libertarian 44,916 3.07% Mitchell L. "Mike" Montchalin
FEC S4OR00222
  Candidate Pacific Green 32,434 2.22% Christina Jean "Chris" Lugo
FEC S4OR00263
  Candidate Constitution 24,212 1.66% James E. "Jim" Leuenberger
FEC S4OR00255
  Candidate Scattering 6,672 0.46% Misc.
Total 1,461,618 100.00%  

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 regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
 Candidate list
  Candidate Democratic     Senator Ronald Lee "Ron" Wyden
FEC S6OR00110

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

Chair up for regular election Democratic Governor John A. Kitzhaber
• Re-elected Tuesday 4 November 2014
First elected: 2010
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
The current Governor is unaffected by the State's term limit.
Renominated - 20 May 2014 Primary
 Candidate list
  Elected Democratic; Working Families 733,230 49.89% Governor John A. Kitzhaber
  Candidate Republican; Independent Party of Oregon 648,542 44.13% state Representative Dennis Richardson
  Candidate Pacific Green 29,561 2.01% Jason Z. Levin
  Candidate Libertarian 21,903 1.49% Paul B. Grad
  Candidate Constitution 15,929 1.08% Aaron D. Auer
  Candidate Progressive 13,898 0.95% Chris Henry
  Candidate Scattering 6,654 0.45% Misc.
Total 1,469,717 100.00%  

113th U.S. House of Representatives  2-year term. Election Cycle 2014, 2016. No Term Limit. 113th House
Partisan Composition (primary disposition):
4 Democratic (4 Renominated);
1 Republican (1 Renominated)

Incumbent - 113th Congress
CD 1
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman Suzanne M. Bonamici
• Re-elected Tuesday 4 November 2014
First elected in a Special Election: 31 January 2012 re: resignation of Congressman David Wu
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
Renominated - 20 May 2014 Primary
 Candidate list - 113th Congress
  Elected Democratic; Working Families 160,038 57.31% Congressman Suzanne M. Bonamici
FEC H2OR01133; 24 Nov 14; Tot $969,524; Dsb $837,032
  Candidate Republican; Constitution 96,245 34.47% William Jason "Jason" Yates
FEC H4OR01113; 15 Oct 14; Tot $15,341; Dsb $13,341
  Candidate Libertarian 11,213 4.02% James G. Foster
FEC H2OR01224
  Candidate Pacific Green; Progressive 11,163 4.00% Steven Cody "Cody" Reynolds
FEC H2OR01216
  Candidate Scattering 594 0.21% Misc.
Total 279,253 100.00%  

Incumbent - 113th Congress
CD 2
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman Gregory Paul "Greg" Walden
• Re-elected Tuesday 4 November 2014
First elected: 1998
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
Renominated - 20 May 2014 Primary
 Candidate list - 113th Congress
  Elected Republican 202,374 70.41% Congressman Gregory Paul "Greg" Walden
FEC H6OR02116; 24 Nov 14; Tot $3,464,727; Dsb $3,368,868
  Candidate Democratic 73,785 25.67% Aelea Christofferson
FEC H4OR02178; 24 Nov 14; Tot $135,231; Dsb $134,500
  Candidate Libertarian 10,491 3.65% Sharon L. Durbin
FEC H4OR02202
  Candidate Scattering 775 0.27% Misc.
Total 287,425 100.00%  

Incumbent - 113th Congress
CD 3
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman Earl Blumenauer
• Re-elected Tuesday 4 November 2014
First elected in a special election (re: to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Congressman Ronald L. Wyden): 21 May 1996
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
Renominated - 20 May 2014 Primary
 Candidate list - 113th Congress
  Elected Democratic 211,748 72.33% Congressman Earl Blumenauer
FEC H6OR03064; 24 Nov 14; Tot $1,199,168; Dsb $1,130,857
  Candidate Republican; Constitution; Independent Party of Oregon 57,424 19.61% James Laurence Buchal
FEC H4OR03101; 24 Nov 14; Tot $8,385; Dsb $8,378
  Candidate Pacific Green 12,106 4.14% Michael Meo
FEC H8OR03052
  Candidate Libertarian 6,381 2.18% Jeffrey J. Langan
FEC H4OR03127
  Candidate Non Affiliated 4,009 1.37% David Walker
FEC H4OR03135
  Candidate Scattering 1,089 0.37% Misc.
Total 292,757 100.00%  

Incumbent - 113th Congress
CD 4
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman Peter Anthony "Pete" DeFazio
• Re-elected Tuesday 4 November 2014
First elected: 1986
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
Renominated - 20 May 2014 Primary
 Candidate list - 113th Congress
  Elected Democratic; Progressive; Working Families 181,624 58.55% Congressman Peter Anthony "Pete" DeFazio
FEC H6OR04047; 24 Nov 14; Tot $1,238,331; Dsb $1,246,674
  Candidate Republican; Constitution 116,534 37.57% Arthur Brouhard "Art" Robinson
FEC H0OR04081; 24 Nov 14; Tot $610,638; Dsb $607,059
  Candidate Pacific Green 6,863 2.21% Corvallis City Councilor Michael Allan "Mike" Beilstein
FEC H8OR04134
  Candidate Libertarian 4,676 1.51% David L. Chester
FEC H4OR04109
  Candidate Scattering 482 0.16% Misc.
Total 310,179 100.00%  

Incumbent - 113th Congress
CD 5
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman Kurt Schrader
• Re-elected Tuesday 4 November 2014
First elected: 2008
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
Renominated - 20 May 2014 Primary
 Candidate list - 113th Congress
  Elected Democratic 150,944 53.70% Congressman Kurt Schrader
FEC H8OR05107; 24 Nov 14; Tot $1,635,140; Dsb $1,337,574
  Candidate Republican 110,332 39.25% Clackamas County Commissioner Tootie Smith
FEC H4OR05239; 04 Dec 14; Tot $65,056; Dsb $62,513
  Candidate Independent Party of Oregon 7,674 2.73% Marvin Sannes
FEC H4OR05247
  Candidate Constitution 6,208 2.21% Raymond Lee Baldwin
FEC H2OR05175
  Candidate Libertarian 5,198 1.85% Daniel K. Souza
FEC H4OR05262
  Candidate Scattering 732 0.26% Misc.
Total 281,088 100.00%  

Commissioner of Labor and Industries  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018. The Commissioner of the Bureau of Labor and Industries shall be elected for a term of four years [ORS 651.030]

Seat up for regular election Nonpartisan Labor and Industries Commissioner Bradley P. "Brad" Avakian
• Re-elected Tuesday 4 November 2014
Appointed: 13 March 2008; first elected in a special election: 2008; re-elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
Renominated - 20 May 2014 Primary (ran unopposed and hence, re-elected)
 ** Uncontested Race **
 Candidate list
  Elected Nonpartisan     Labor and Industries Commissioner Bradley P. "Brad" Avakian
  

Non-vacancy case: This office can be won at the Primary Election if; only one (1) candidate files for this office in the Primary or two (2) or more candidates file for this office and one (1) receives 50% +1 of vote. A candidate will be nominated at the Primary Election and go forward to the General Election if; two (2) or more candidates file for this office and no one receives the majority of votes at the Primary. The top two (2) vote getters are then nominated to go forward to the General Election.

Vacancy special cases: IF this office becomes vacant due to retirement, resignation, recall or death AND

  • 1 or 2 candidate(s) file for the Primary THEN the primary is cancelled and the candidate(s) proceed to the November election.
  • 3 or more candidate(s) file for the Primary THEN all candidates compete in the May primary. If a candidate receives a majority of the vote that candidate proceeds to the November election. 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: 2012, 2016

  Democratic Secretary of State Kate Brown
First elected: 2008; re-elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016

Attorney General  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2012, 2016

  Democratic Attorney General Ellen F. Rosenblum
Appointed: 29 June 2012; first elected: 6 November 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016

Treasurer  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2012, 2016

  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; re-elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
 

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, 8 candidates
  Republican: 1 incumbent, 7 candidates
Major Third Parties
  Constitution (affiliates): 6 candidates
  Libertarian: 7 candidates
  Pacific Green (affiliate of Green): 5 candidates
Other Third Parties
  Independent Party of Oregon: 4 candidates
  Justice Party
  Pirate
  Progressive: 4 candidates
  Right to Life
  Unity
  Working Families: 4 candidates
Independents
  Non Affiliated: 1 candidate
  Nonpartisan: 1 incumbent, 1 candidate
Write-in/Scattered/otherwise not readily classifiable
  Not readily classifiable
  Scattering: 7 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.

"Apparently not a candidate" indicates that someone we once listed as a candidate for an elective office will not, in fact, be running for that office (primarily because said candidate is not listed on an official ballot provided by a jurisdiction's election authorities, where that candidate has not previously withdrawn his/her candidacy or otherwise indicated no longer [or even ever] being a candidate for that office).

Primary dates marked "presumably" and polling times marked "reportedly" are based on unofficial or estimated data (especially as regards local variations from a jurisdictionwide statutory and/or regulatory standard) and are, thereby, subject to change.

"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.


Links Links to other web sites

Constitution   Links to State Constitutions
  Constitution of Oregon (2004 Edition)
Election Authority
  Oregon Secretary of State: Voting
Legislature   Links to State Legislatures
  Oregon House Republican Caucus
  Oregon Senate Republicans
  Oregon State Legislature
  Senate Democratic Leadership Fund
Democratic
  Democratic Party of Oregon
  Oregon House Democrats
Republican
  Oregon Republican Party
  Oregon Senate Republicans
Third Party
  Independent Party of Oregon
  Justice Party of Oregon
  Libertarian Party of Oregon
  Libertarian Party of Oregon
  Oregon Patriot Party of the American Patriot Party
  Oregon Pirate Party
  Oregon Progressive Party Prior to 2009, was called the "Peace Party".
  Oregon Right To Life
  Pacific Green Party of Oregon
  The Constitution Party of Oregon Effective 2006 the Oregon affiliate of the Constitution Party voted to disaffiliate from the national Constitution Party. September 2013: Voted to join the National Alliance of Independent American Parties.
  The Unity Party of Oregon
Media & others
  Albany Democrat-Herald
  Ashland Daily Tidings
  BlueOregan - Progressive Politics
  Gazette-Times - Corvallis
  KATU TV - ABC - Portland
  KGW TV - NBC - Portland
  KMTR TV - NBC - Eugene
  KOIN TV - CBS - Portland
  KVAL TV - CBS - Eugene
  Mail Tribune - Medford
  Newport Times-News
  News-Register - McMinnville
  Nugget Newspaper - Sisters
  Politics1.com - Oregon
  Portland Tribune
  Seaside Signal
  The Business Journal - Portland
  The Curry Coastal Pilot - Brookings
  The Daily Astorian
  The East Oregonian - Pendleton
  The Hermiston Herald
  The News Guard - Lincoln City
  The News-Review - Roseburg
  The Oregonian - Portland
  The Register-Guard - Eugene
  The World - Coos Bay

 


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