The Green Papers: Oregon 2017 General Election
 
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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
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


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

 
           

U.S. Senate  6 year term. No Term Limit. 115th 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
 Candidate list (1)
  Candidate Democratic     Senator  Jeffrey Alan "Jeff" Merkley
FEC S8OR00207

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, 2016.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
 Candidate list (1)
  Candidate Democratic     Senator  Ronald Lee "Ron" Wyden
FEC S6OR00110

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

  Democratic Governor  Kate Brown
Ascended to the Governor's chair 18 February 2015 re: resignation of John A. Kitzhaber (Democratic); first elected in a Special Election: 2016.
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
The current Governor is unaffected by the State's term limit.
 Candidate list (2)
  Candidate Republican     state Representative  Knute Buehler
  Candidate Republican     Sam Carpenter

115th U.S. House of Representatives  2-year term. Election Cycle 2018, 2020. No Term Limit. 115th House
Partisan Composition (primary disposition):
4 Democratic (4 Undetermined);
1 Republican (1 Undetermined)

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 1 Democratic Congressman  Suzanne M. Bonamici
First elected in a Special Election: 31 January 2012 re: resignation of Congressman David Wu
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (1) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Suzanne M. Bonamici
FEC H2OR01133; 30 Sep 17; Tot $350,350; Dsb $237,184

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 2 Republican Congressman  Gregory Paul "Greg" Walden
First elected: 1998
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (8) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Eric Burnette
FEC H8OR02153; 30 Sep 17; Tot $4,675; Dsb $940
  Candidate Democratic     Michael Byrne
  Candidate Democratic     James "Jim" Crary
FEC H6OR02181; 30 Jun 17; Tot $17,393; Dsb $10,237
  Candidate Democratic     former Phoenix City Manager Jamie McLeod-Skinner
FEC H8WA02166; 30 Sep 17; Tot $31,008; Dsb $9,739
  Candidate Democratic     Steven Cody Reynolds
    Democratic     Rachael Scdoris-Salerno - apparently not a candidate
12 July 2017: Dropped out.
  Candidate Democratic     Timothy Sean "Tim" White
FEC H8OR02146
  Candidate Democratic     Ross Wordhouse
FEC H8OR02138
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Gregory Paul "Greg" Walden
FEC H6OR02116; 30 Sep 17; Tot $2,531,550; Dsb $717,726

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 3 Democratic Congressman  Earl Blumenauer
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 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (2) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Earl Blumenauer
FEC H6OR03064; 30 Sep 17; Tot $423,836; Dsb $338,584
  Candidate Independent Party of Oregon     Marc Koller

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 4 Democratic Congressman  Peter Anthony "Pete" DeFazio
First elected: 1986
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (2) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Peter Anthony "Pete" DeFazio
FEC H6OR04047; 30 Sep 17; Tot $497,109; Dsb $218,983
  Candidate Republican     Jo Rae Perkins
FEC H6OR04203; 30 Sep 17; Tot $3,143; Dsb $1,354

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 5 Democratic Congressman  Kurt Schrader
First elected: 2008
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (2) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Kurt Schrader
FEC H8OR05107; 30 Sep 17; Tot $653,167; Dsb $175,633
  Candidate Republican     Mark Allen Callahan
FEC H8OR05198; 30 Sep 17; Tot $1,780; Dsb $553

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.
 Candidate list (1)
  Candidate Democratic     former state Representative Val Hoyle
  

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: 2016, 2020

  Republican Secretary of State Dennis Richardson
First elected: 2016
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020

Attorney General  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2016, 2020

  Democratic Attorney General  Ellen F. Rosenblum
Appointed: 29 June 2012; first elected: 6 November 2012; re-elected: 2016.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020

Treasurer  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2016, 2020

  Democratic Treasurer  Tobias Read
First elected: 2016
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
 

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): 9 incumbents, 14 candidates
  Republican: 2 incumbents, 5 candidates
Major Third Parties
  Constitution (affiliates)
  Libertarian
  Pacific Green (affiliate of Green)
Other Third Parties
  Independent Party of Oregon: 1 candidate
  Justice Party
  Pirate
  Progressive
  Right to Life
  Unity
  Working Families
Independents
  Nonpartisan: 1 incumbent
Write-in/Scattered/otherwise not readily classifiable
  Not readily classifiable
 
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
  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
  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
  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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