The Green Papers
2008 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions
Copyright Oregon Democrat
Presidential Nominating Process
Primary: Tuesday 20 May 20081
State Convention: Saturday 21 June 2008
Delegate Votes
Hard TotalFloor Vote
Obama, Barack Hussein375,311  58.58%31.0  47.69% 
Clinton, Hillary Rodham259,782  40.55%21.0  32.31% 
Write-In5,537   0.86%  
Uncommitted 13.0  20.00% 
(not voting)  65.0 100.00%
Total640,630 100.00%65.0 100.00%65.0 100.00%

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20 May 2008 primary returns from an official source.
20 May 2008 delegate apportionment from a party source.

Here is how we compute the delegate count:

  1. A candidate must receive 15% or more of the total popular vote to qualify for delegates. Discard votes cast for those candidates who do not qualify.
  2. Allocate Congressional District delegates from the qualified vote in each district. Allocate Pledged PLEO and At-Large delegates using the state-wide qualified vote.
  3. In each jurisdiction (CD and statewide):
    1. Total qualified vote = total votes cast for the qualifying candidates in the jurisdiction.
    2. Allocation = (delegates for the jurisdiction) (candidate's popular vote) (total qualified vote).
    3. Assign each candidate the WHOLE NUMBER of delegates.
    4. If delegates remain, allocate each of the remaining delegates to those candidates with the LARGEST REMAINDERS.
Tuesday 20 May 2008 Primary
Preliminary Congressional District returns
as of 23 May 2008 12:00 PM PDT
Source: Oregon Secretary of State
Delegates  52  31  21

Unpledged delegates as of
29 January 2008: Clinton: 2
2 February 2008: Clinton: 2, Obama: 1
26 April 2008: Clinton: 2, Obama: 2
9 May 2008: Clinton: 2, Obama: 3
23 May 2008: Clinton: 2, Obama: 4
28 May 2008: Clinton: 2, Obama: 5
29 May 2008: Clinton: 2, Obama: 7
3 June 2008: Clinton: 2, Obama: 10

DEMOCRATIC PARTY OF OREGON Delegate Selection Plan for the 2008 Democratic National Convention submitted April 28, 2007 as amended, Sept. 30, 2007


Having begun their first determining step in Stage III in 2008 (Tuesday 20 May 2008), Oregon receives a 10% Bonus in district and at-large delegate votes (+3 district and +1 at-large).

Tuesday 20 May 2008: 52 of 65 delegates to the Democratic National Convention are allocated to presidential contenders based on the results of the voting in today's Oregon Presidential Primary. A mandatory 15 percent threshold is required in order for a presidential contender to be allocated National Convention delegates at either the congressional district or statewide level.

  • 34 district delegates are to be allocated proportionally to presidential contenders based on the primary results in each of the State's 5 congressional districts.
    • CD 1: 7
    • CD 2: 5
    • CD 3: 9
    • CD 4: 7
    • CD 5: 6
  • In addition, 18 delegates are to be allocated to presidential contenders based on the primary vote statewide.
    • 12 at-large National Convention delegates
    • 6 Pledged PLEOs

This is a vote by mail primary. State election officials will be mailing ballots out to registered voters between 2 and 6 May 2008 (18 to 14 days before the election); the voter has until 8 PM local time on the date of the Primary (20 May 2008) to return the completed ballot to either the county election office or a designated drop site: note that all mailed in ballots must have been received by that hour (postmarks do not count!). Voters who will be out of town during the period between the mailing out of the ballots and the Primary election may request an "early absentee ballot" from the county election official up to 45 days prior to the Primary (this deadline would be 5 April 2008): such a request may be made in person, by mail or by fax.


Saturday 21 June 2008: State Convention

The remaining 13 National Convention delegates consist of

  • 12 Unpledged PLEO delegates:
    • 6 Democratic National Committee members.
    • 5 Members of Congress (1 Senator and 4 Representatives).
    • 1 Governor.
    • 0 Distinguished Party Leaders.
  • 1 Unpledged "add-on" (elected by the State Convention).

These 13 delegates and will go to the Democratic National Convention officially "Unpledged".

Delegation to the National Convention

Oregon Delegation (as posted by, 18 July 2008)

Pledged District151934
Pledged PLEO246
Pledged At-Large5712
Total Pledged223052
Alternate Pledged District055
Alternate Pledged PLEO000
Alternate Pledged At-Large224
Total Alternates279
Unpledged  13
Credentials Committee  2
Platform Committee  2
Rules Committee  2
Pages  2
Pledged District 1ClintonSusan CastnerPortland, OR
Pledged District 1ObamaElizabeth LopezPortland, OR
Pledged District 1ObamaKaren PackerNewberg, OR
Pledged District 1ObamaStephen PackerNewberg, OR
Pledged District 1ClintonMoses RossPortland, OR
Pledged District 1ObamaAndrew D. SimonPortland, OR
Pledged District 1ClintonHallie D. TravisSeaside, OR
Pledged District 2ObamaPaulette "Paulie" K. BradingMedford, OR
Pledged District 2ObamaDavid R. Gilmour MDCentral Point, OR
Pledged District 2ClintonCharles "Milt" GoldmanAshland, OR
Pledged District 2ClintonMyra S. SilvermanAshland, OR
Pledged District 2ObamaMatthew SuttonMedford, OR
Pledged District 3ObamaEnrique M. AriasPortland, OR
Pledged District 3ClintonMary L. BotkinPortland, OR
Pledged District 3ClintonLaura E. CalvoPortland, OR
Pledged District 3ObamaSusan GatesSandy, OR
Pledged District 3ClintonJoseph J. MazzaraWelches, OR
Pledged District 3ObamaShirley MinorPortland, OR
Pledged District 3ObamaMac PrichardPortland, OR
Pledged District 3ObamaJefferson D. SmithPortland, OR
Pledged District 3ObamaStephanie VardavasPortland, OR
Pledged District 4ObamaDean ByersRoseburg, OR
Pledged District 4ClintonJoan DemarestCorvallis, OR
Pledged District 4ClintonLoyd HenionAlbany, OR
Pledged District 4ObamaMatt KeatingEugene, OR
Pledged District 4ObamaKaren Lonon-JonesReedsport, OR
Pledged District 4ClintonJonathan PugsleyCorvallis, OR
Pledged District 4ObamaNancy L. WebberEugene, OR
Pledged District 5Clinton
27 April 2011)
Walt DawsonFalls City, OR
Pledged District 5ClintonHarry DemarestCorvallis, OR
Pledged District 5ClintonMichael B. DyeSalem, OR
Pledged District 5ClintonJudith A. SugnetSalem, OR
Pledged District 5ObamaDiane D. WagnerWilsonville, OR
Pledged District 5ObamaShirley WoodsWilsonville, OR
Pledged PLEOClintonHon. Bradley P. AvakianPortland, OR
Pledged PLEOClintonHon. Sara A. GelserCorvallis, OR
Pledged PLEOObamaCarla "KC" HansonPortland, OR
Pledged PLEOObamaJared A. Mason-GereEugene, OR
Pledged PLEOObamaMaria "Lupita" MaurerAloha, OR
Pledged PLEOObamaH.W. Sam SappingtonAlbany, OR
Pledged At-LargeObamaPatricia A. AckleySunriver, OR
Pledged At-LargeObamaHon. Susan CastilloEugene, OR
Pledged At-LargeObamaJohn J. CuffEugene, OR
Pledged At-LargeObamaRebecca L. GladstoneEugene, OR
Pledged At-LargeClintonHon. Annabelle E. JaramilloPhilomath, OR
Pledged At-LargeClintonJack LortsFossil, OR
Pledged At-LargeClintonPaddy McGuirePortland, OR
Pledged At-LargeObamaAntone MinthornAdams, OR
Pledged At-LargeObamaHuma Q. PiercePortland, OR
Pledged At-LargeClintonJane QuinnBeaverton, OR
Pledged At-LargeClintonLoretta J. SmithPortland, OR
Pledged At-LargeObamaJill ThornWest Linn, OR
Alternate Pledged District 1ObamaHon. Lawrence GalizioTigard, OR
Alternate Pledged District 2ObamaSharon MarlerAshland, OR
Alternate Pledged District 3ObamaHon. Robert W. BoyerPortland, OR
Alternate Pledged District 4ObamaSara ByersRoseburg, OR
Alternate Pledged District 5ObamaNorman R. StollPortland, OR
Alternate Pledged At-LargeClintonMary Ann A. HolserEugene, OR
Alternate Pledged At-LargeObamaWinthrop "Win" L. McCormackPortland, OR
Alternate Pledged At-LargeObamaElizabeth "Betsy" T. SalterPortland, OR
Alternate Pledged At-LargeClintonRobert WilliamsClackamas, OR
Delegation Vice Chair
 Frank DixonPortland, OR
Delegation Chair
 Meredith Wood SmithPortland, OR
Unpledged Add-On Barbara RobertsPortland, OR
Unpledged Congressman Hon. Earl BlumenauerPortland, OR
Unpledged Congressman Hon. Peter DeFazioSpringfield, OR
Unpledged Congressman Hon. Darlene HooleyLake Oswego, OR
Unpledged Congressman Hon. David WuPortland, OR
Unpledged DNC Member Hon. Bill BradburySalem, OR
Unpledged DNC Member Jenny GreenleafPortland, OR
Unpledged DNC Member J. W. Kinney
Wayne Kinney
(updated 27 April 2011)
Bend, OR
Unpledged DNC Member Gail M. RasmussenCanby, OR
Unpledged Governor Hon. Theodore "Ted" R. KulongoskiSalem, OR
Unpledged Senator Hon. Ron WydenPortland, OR
Credentials CommitteeObamaLiz KaufmanBeavercreek, OR
Credentials CommitteeClintonMark SchwebkePortland, OR
Platform CommitteeObamaStan AmyPortland, OR
Platform CommitteeObamaAllison B. HurlbutPortland, OR
Rules CommitteeClintonMerry A. DemarestCorvallis, OR
Rules CommitteeObamaBen WestlundBend, OR
Page Megan CoxHappy Valley, OR
Page Francis C. GieringerHillsboro, OR

1 Democratic Party's "First Determining Step" of the delegate selection process.


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