The Green Papers: Oregon 2018 General Election
 
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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
✓ Primary: Tuesday 15 May 2018
General Election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Tuesday 6 March 2018 - Filing Deadline - Primary.
Tuesday 15 May 2018 - Primary. 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 28 August 2018 - Filing Deadline - Independent/Third/Minor.
Tuesday 6 November 2018 - General Election. 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


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

19 November 2017: The Oregon Democratic Party decided not to allow non-affiliated voters to participate in its 2018 primary. That is, only registered Democrats can vote in the party's primary. The Oregon Independent Party is the only party that will allow non-affiliated voters to participate in their 2018 primary.


Elections calendar from the Oregon Secretary of State Elections Division.

Candidate Filing Search from the Oregon Secretary of State Elections Division.

The 15 May 2018 Primary is for the Democratic, Independent Party of Oregon, and Republican parties.

15 May 2018 Primary: Returns from the Oregon Secretary of State Elections Division.
Results from Politico.

 
           

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

Chair up for regular election 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.
Renominated
 Candidate list (6)
  Candidate Democratic     Governor  Kate Brown
  Candidate Republican     state Representative  Knute Buehler
  Candidate Libertarian     Nick Chen
  Candidate Libertarian     Frank Leroy Lengele
  Candidate Libertarian     Mike Smith
  Candidate Independent Party of Oregon     former McKenzie School Board Member Patrick E. Starnes

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 Renominated);
1 Republican (1 Renominated)

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 1
Seat up for regular election
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
Renominated
 Candidate list (4) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Suzanne M. Bonamici
FEC H2OR01133; 25 Apr 18; Tot $633,642; Dsb $417,008
  Candidate Republican     Jan L. "John" Verbeek
FEC H8OR01262
  Candidate Libertarian     Drew Layda
  Candidate Non Affiliated     Richard William Hofer
FEC H8OR01213

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 2
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  Gregory Paul "Greg" Walden
First elected: 1998
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Renominated
 Candidate list (4) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     former Phoenix City Manager Jamie E. McLeod-Skinner
FEC H8OR02161; 25 Apr 18; Tot $149,882; Dsb $116,667
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Gregory Paul "Greg" Walden
FEC H6OR02116; 25 Apr 18; Tot $3,741,037; Dsb $1,504,373
  Candidate Libertarian     Russell M. "Decker" Cleveland
  Candidate Independent Party of Oregon     Mark R. Roberts
FEC H8OR02229

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 3
Seat up for regular election
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
Renominated
 Candidate list (3) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Earl Blumenauer
FEC H6OR03064; 25 Apr 18; Tot $871,811; Dsb $875,616
  Candidate Libertarian     Gary L. Dye
  Candidate Independent Party of Oregon     Marc W. Koller
FEC H8OR03094

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 4
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman  Peter Anthony "Pete" DeFazio
First elected: 1986
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Renominated
 Candidate list (3) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Peter Anthony "Pete" DeFazio
FEC H6OR04047; 25 Apr 18; Tot $951,071; Dsb $522,156
  Candidate Republican     Arthur Brouhard "Art" Robinson
FEC H0OR04081; 25 Apr 18; Tot $41,759; Dsb $14,336
  Candidate Pacific Green     former Corvallis City Councilman Mike Beilstein

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 5
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman  Walter Kurt "Kurt" Schrader
First elected: 2008
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Renominated
 Candidate list (4) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Walter Kurt "Kurt" Schrader
FEC H8OR05107; 25 Apr 18; Tot $1,310,137; Dsb $322,080
  Candidate Republican     Mark Allen Callahan
FEC H8OR05198; 25 Apr 18; Tot $10,689; Dsb $2,849
  Candidate Libertarian     Dan Souza
  Candidate Pacific Green     Gunnar Gundersen

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
Open
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 15 May 2018
Open Seat
 ** Open Office (no incumbent) **
 Candidate list (3, 1 write-in)
  Elected Nonpartisan; (Democratic) 352,421 52.30% former state Representative Val Hoyle
15 May 2018: Won the election with 52% of the vote.
  Candidate Nonpartisan; (Republican) 236,955 35.16% Tualatin Mayor  Lou Ogden
  Candidate Nonpartisan; (Democratic) 81,959 12.16% Union County Commissioner  Jack D. Howard
  Candidate Scattering 2,557 0.38% write-in
Total 673,892 100.00%  
  

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.

That is, if one candidate receives more than 50% in the primary, that person is declared the winner. Otherwise, the top two vote-getters advance to a runoff in November.

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   Those parties which received electoral votes through winning a plurality of a state's [or the District of Columbia's] popular vote in any presidential election between 1984 and 2016. See Classification of Political parties.
  Democratic (affiliates): 9 incumbents, 10 candidates
  Republican: 2 incumbents, 6 candidates
Major Third Parties   Any Party, other than a Major Party, receiving a minimum of 15/100ths of 1 percent of the nationwide popular vote in any presidential election between 1984 and 2016. See Classification of Political parties.
  Constitution (affiliates)
  Libertarian: 7 candidates
  Pacific Green (affiliate of Green): 2 candidates
Other Third Parties
  Independent Party of Oregon: 3 candidates
  Justice Party
  Pirate
  Progressive
  Right to Life
  Socialist Party USA
  Unity
Independents
  Non Affiliated: 1 candidate
  Nonpartisan: 1 incumbent, 3 candidates
Write-in/Scattered/otherwise not readily classifiable
  Not readily classifiable
  Scattering: 1 candidate
 
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.

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 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
  Socialist 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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