The Green Papers: Oregon 2016 General Election
 
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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
✓ Primary and Special Primary Governor: Tuesday 17 May 2016
✓ General Election  and Special Election Governor: Tuesday 8 November 2016
Tuesday 17 May 2016 - Primary and Special Primary Governor. Polling hours end at 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 8 November 2016 - General Election and Special Election Governor. Polling hours end at 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.


Candidates from the Oregon Secretary of State.


17 May 2016 primary results from
Unofficial returns from the Oregon Secretary of State.
AP Statewide.


8 November 2016 returns from the Oregon Secretary of State.

 
           

President  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2020, 2024. Term Limit: No more than 2 4-year terms in a lifetime. Electors: 7 (Winner-take-all), How Appointed, Meeting Place, Duly Appointed Presidential Electors, List of Presidential Candidates by State, List of Presidential Candidates.
Up for election in 2016
 Candidate list (4, 1 write-in)
  Elected Democratic 1,002,106 50.07% former Secretary of State Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton
for Vice President: Virginia Senator Timothy Michael "Tim" Kaine
(7 Electoral Votes)
FEC P00003392; 28 Nov 16; Tot $583,217,328; Dsb $582,378,679
  Candidate Republican 782,403 39.09% Donald John Trump, Sr.
for Vice President: Indiana Governor Michael R. "Mike" Pence
FEC P80001571; 28 Nov 16; Tot $341,062,859; Dsb $333,457,857
  Candidate Libertarian 94,231 4.71% former Governor New Mexico Gary Earl Johnson
for Vice President: former Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts William F. "Bill" Weld
FEC P20002671; 28 Nov 16; Tot $11,670,597; Dsb $11,505,633
  Candidate Scattering 72,594 3.63% Misc.
  Candidate Pacific Green; Progressive 50,002 2.50% Jill E. Stein
for Vice President: Ajamu Baraka
FEC P20003984; 28 Nov 16; Tot $9,485,845; Dsb $5,315,546
Total 2,001,336 100.00%  

U.S. Senate  6 year term. No Term Limit. 114th Senate  Senate Electoral Classes

Class 2 Democratic Senator  Jeffrey Alan "Jeff" Merkley
First elected: 2008; re-elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
 ** Uncontested Race **
 Candidate list (1)
  Candidate Democratic     Senator  Jeffrey Alan "Jeff" Merkley
FEC S8OR00207

Class 3
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Senator  Ronald Lee "Ron" Wyden
• Re-elected Tuesday 8 November 2016
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
Renominated - 17 May 2016 Primary
 Candidate list (6, 1 write-in)
  Elected Democratic 1,105,119 56.60% Senator  Ronald Lee "Ron" Wyden
FEC S6OR00110; 28 Nov 16; Tot $8,616,115; Dsb $7,393,277
  Candidate Republican 651,106 33.35% Mark Allen Callahan
FEC S4OR00172; 28 Nov 16; Tot $35,817; Dsb $33,126
  Candidate Working Families 61,915 3.17% Shanti S. Lewallen
FEC S6OR05168; 28 Nov 16; Tot $8,584; Dsb $7,104
  Candidate Independent Party of Oregon 59,516 3.05% Steven Cody Reynolds
FEC S6OR05127
  Candidate Pacific Green; Progressive 48,823 2.50% Eric C. Navickas
FEC S6OR05150
  Candidate Libertarian 23,941 1.23% Jim Lindsay
FEC S6OR05176
  Candidate Scattering 2,058 0.11% Misc.
Total 1,952,478 100.00%  

Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018. Term Limit: No more than 2 4-year terms in any 3-term period, All Governors

Chair up for regular election Democratic Governor  Kate Brown
• Re-elected Tuesday 8 November 2016
Ascended to the Governor's chair 18 February 2015 re: resignation of John A. Kitzhaber (Democratic).
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
The current Governor is unaffected by the State's term limit.
Renominated - 17 May 2016 Primary.
Governor Brown will serve until a Tuesday 8 November 2016 Special Election.
Next regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (5, 1 write-in)
  Elected Democratic; Working Families 985,027 50.62% Governor  Kate Brown
21 September 2015: Governor Kate Brown (Democratic) announced that she will run for the remainder of the term in the special election.
  Candidate Republican 845,609 43.45% William C. "Bud" Pierce
  Candidate Independent Party of Oregon 47,481 2.44% Cliff W. Thomason
  Candidate Libertarian 45,191 2.32% James Foster
  Candidate Constitution 19,400 1.00% Aaron Donald Auer
  Candidate Scattering 3,338 0.17% Misc.
Total 1,946,046 100.00%  

114th U.S. House of Representatives  2-year term. Election Cycle 2016, 2018. No Term Limit. 114th House
Partisan Composition (primary disposition):
4 Democratic (4 Renominated);
1 Republican (1 Renominated)

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 1
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman  Suzanne M. Bonamici
• Re-elected Tuesday 8 November 2016
First elected in a Special Election: 31 January 2012 re: resignation of Congressman David Wu
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
Renominated - 17 May 2016 Primary
 Candidate list (3, 1 write-in) - 115th Congress
  Elected Democratic; Independent Party of Oregon 225,391 59.61% Congressman  Suzanne M. Bonamici
FEC H2OR01133; 28 Nov 16; Tot $969,875; Dsb $909,508
  Candidate Republican 139,756 36.96% Brian J. Heinrich
FEC H6OR01274
  Candidate Libertarian 12,257 3.24% Kyle P. Sheahan
FEC H6OR01282
  Candidate Scattering 691 0.18% Misc.
Total 378,095 100.00%  

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 2
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  Gregory Paul "Greg" Walden
• Re-elected Tuesday 8 November 2016
First elected: 1998
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
Renominated - 17 May 2016 Primary
 Candidate list (2, 1 write-in) - 115th Congress
  Elected Republican; Independent Party of Oregon 272,952 71.69% Congressman  Gregory Paul "Greg" Walden
FEC H6OR02116; 28 Nov 16; Tot $3,303,201; Dsb $3,240,249
  Candidate Democratic 106,640 28.01% James "Jim" Crary
FEC H6OR02181
  Candidate Scattering 1,147 0.30% Misc.
Total 380,739 100.00%  

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 3
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman  Earl Blumenauer
• Re-elected Tuesday 8 November 2016
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 8 November 2016
Renominated - 17 May 2016 Primary
 Candidate list (3, 1 write-in) - 115th Congress
  Elected Democratic 274,687 71.84% Congressman  Earl Blumenauer
FEC H6OR03064; 28 Nov 16; Tot $1,509,493; Dsb $1,084,622
  Candidate Independent Party of Oregon 78,154 20.44% David W. Walker
FEC H4OR03135
  Candidate Progressive 27,978 7.32% David E. Delk
FEC H6OR03163
  Candidate Scattering 1,536 0.40% Misc.
Total 382,355 100.00%  

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 4
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman  Peter Anthony "Pete" DeFazio
• Re-elected Tuesday 8 November 2016
First elected: 1986
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
Renominated - 17 May 2016 Primary
 Candidate list (4, 1 write-in) - 115th Congress
  Elected Democratic; Independent Party of Oregon; Progressive; Working Families 220,628 55.49% Congressman  Peter Anthony "Pete" DeFazio
FEC H6OR04047; 28 Nov 16; Tot $1,486,721; Dsb $852,634
  Candidate Republican; Constitution 157,743 39.68% Arthur Brouhard "Art" Robinson
FEC H0OR04081; 28 Nov 16; Tot $66,252; Dsb $52,970
  Candidate Pacific Green 12,194 3.07% Michael Allan "Mike" Beilstein
FEC H8OR04134
  Candidate Libertarian 6,527 1.64% Gil Guthrie
FEC H6OR04229
  Candidate Scattering 476 0.12% Misc.
Total 397,568 100.00%  

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 5
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman  Kurt Schrader
• Re-elected Tuesday 8 November 2016
First elected: 2008
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
Renominated - 17 May 2016 Primary
 Candidate list (3, 1 write-in) - 115th Congress
  Elected Democratic; Independent Party of Oregon 199,505 53.47% Congressman  Kurt Schrader
FEC H8OR05107; 28 Nov 16; Tot $1,905,803; Dsb $1,541,003
  Candidate Republican 160,443 43.00% Colm Willis
FEC H6OR05143; 28 Nov 16; Tot $278,732; Dsb $264,140
  Candidate Pacific Green 12,542 3.36% Marvin J. Sandnes
FEC H6OR05192
  Candidate Scattering 618 0.17% Misc.
Total 373,108 100.00%  

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]

  Nonpartisan Labor and Industries Commissioner  Bradley P. "Brad" Avakian
Appointed: 13 March 2008; first elected in a special election: 2008; re-elected: 2012, 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Open Seat - 6 October 2015: Announced he will run for Secretary of State in 2016.
  

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

Seat up for regular election
Open
Democratic Secretary of State Jeanne Atkins
Appointed: 11 March 2015 [re: ascention of Kate Brown (Democratic) to the Governor's chair.]
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
Open Seat - 6 March 2015: Secretary of State Jeanne Atkins announces that she will not run for this office in 2016
 ** Open Office (no incumbent) **
 Candidate list (6, 1 write-in)
  Elected Republican 892,669 47.38% former state Representative Dennis Richardson
  Candidate Democratic; Progressive; Working Families 814,089 43.21% Labor and Industries Commissioner  Bradley P. "Brad" Avakian
  Candidate Independent Party of Oregon 64,956 3.45% Paul Damian Wells
  Candidate Pacific Green 47,576 2.53% Alan Zundel
  Candidate Libertarian 46,975 2.49% Sharon L. Durbin
  Candidate Constitution 15,269 0.81% Michael P. Marsh
  Candidate Scattering 2,646 0.14% Misc.
Total 1,884,180 100.00%  

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

Seat up for regular election Democratic Attorney General  Ellen F. Rosenblum
• Re-elected Tuesday 8 November 2016
Appointed: 29 June 2012; first elected: 6 November 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
Renominated - 17 May 2016 Primary
 Candidate list (3, 1 write-in)
  Elected Democratic; Independent Party of Oregon; Working Families 1,011,761 54.97% Attorney General  Ellen F. Rosenblum
  Candidate Republican 766,753 41.66% Daniel Zene Crowe
  Candidate Libertarian 58,609 3.18% Lars D. H. Hedbor
  Candidate Scattering 3,507 0.19% Misc.
Total 1,840,630 100.00%  

Treasurer  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2012, 2016

Seat up for regular election 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
At term limit
 ** Open Office (no incumbent) **
 Candidate list (4, 1 write-in)
  Elected Democratic 808,998 43.90% state Representative  Tobias Read
  Candidate Republican 766,680 41.61% Jeffrey M. "Jeff" Gudman
  Candidate Independent Party of Oregon 173,878 9.44% former state Senator Chris Telfer
  Candidate Pacific Green; Progressive 90,507 4.91% Chris Henry
  Candidate Scattering 2,624 0.14% Misc.
Total 1,842,687 100.00%  
 

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, 2 candidates
  Republican: 1 incumbent, 5 candidates
Major Third Parties
  Constitution (affiliates): 2 candidates
  Libertarian: 7 candidates
  Pacific Green (affiliate of Green): 1 candidate
Other Third Parties
  Independent Party of Oregon: 2 candidates
  Justice Party
  Pirate
  Progressive: 1 candidate
  Right to Life
  Unity
  Working Families: 1 candidate
Independents
  Nonpartisan: 1 incumbent
Write-in/Scattered/otherwise not readily classifiable
  Not readily classifiable
  Scattering: 11 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
  Senate Democratic Leadership Fund
Democratic
  Democratic Party of Oregon
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Republican
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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
  Oregon Working Families Party
  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
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  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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