The Green Papers: General Election 2000

Copyright Oregon
Primary: Tuesday, May 16, 2000
2000 Electoral Votes:7(1.30% of 538)
Governor:1(Term Limit: No more than 2 4-year terms in any 3-term period)
Senators:2(Electoral Classes 2 and 3)
2000 Representatives:5(1.15% of 435)
1990 Census: 2,842,337(1.14% of 248,765,170)
Registered Voters (Nov 98): 1,965,981
Estimated Voting age population (Jan 98): 2,484,000 
Tuesday, November 7, 2000 Polls Close: 8 PM PST (0400 UTC) and 8 PM MST (0300 UTC) - 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 PST.
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President  Electoral votes: 7, Term limit: No more than 2 4-year terms in a lifetime; Electors: How Appointed, Meeting Place, How they voted; Total Popular Vote: 1,533,968; List of States: Short, Long

 CandidateIndependent 7,063 0.46% Pat Buchanan
 CandidateGreen 77,357 5.04% Ralph Nader
Listed on ballot as PACIFIC GREEN
 WinnerDemocrat720,342 46.96% Vice President Albert A. "Al" Gore, Jr.
(7 Electoral Votes)
 CandidateRepublican713,577 46.52% Governor George W. Bush
 CandidateReform 2,574 0.17% John Hagelin
 CandidateConstitution 2,189 0.14% Howard Phillips
 CandidateLibertarian 7,447 0.49% Harry Browne
 Candidate(scatter) 3,419 0.22% Miscellaneous

Governor  Term limit: No more than 2 4-year terms in any 3-term period, Current Governors  

 Democrat  John Kitzhaber
First elected: 1994; re-elected: 1998
Chair up for election: Tuesday, November 5, 2002. (The current Governor is affected by a term limit and CANNOT run in the next election for Governor).

Senate  6-year term, Current Senate  Senate Electoral Classes

Class 2Republican  Gordon Smith
First elected: 1996
Seat up for election: Tuesday, November 5, 2002.

Class 3Democrat  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
Seat up for election: Tuesday, November 2, 2004.

House of Representatives  2 year term, Current House  
4 Democrats
1 Republican

CD 1Democrat  David Wu
Renominated - 16 May 2000 Primary
 CandidateLibertarian  Beth King
 CandidateRepublican  Charles Starr
 WinnerDemocrat  Congressman David Wu

CD 2Republican  Greg Walden
Renominated - 16 May 2000 Primary
 CandidateLibertarian  Lindsey Bradshaw
 CandidateDemocrat  Walter Ponsford
 WinnerRepublican  Congressman Greg Walden

CD 3Democrat  Earl Blumenauer
Renominated - 16 May 2000 Primary
 WinnerDemocrat  Congressman Earl Blumenauer
 CandidateLibertarian  Bruce Knight
 CandidateRepublican  Jeffery L. Pollock

CD 4Democrat  Peter A. DeFazio
Renominated - 16 May 2000 Primary
 WinnerDemocrat  Congressman Peter A. DeFazio
 CandidateRepublican  John Lindsey

CD 5Democrat  Darlene Hooley
Renominated - 16 May 2000 Primary
 CandidateRepublican  Brian J. Boquist
 WinnerDemocrat  Congressman Darlene Hooley
 CandidateLibertarian  Bruce Thallheimer

Congressional District

Oregon has 36 counties and 5 congressional districts: 32 counties are wholly within a given congressional district; 4 counties are divided among more than one congressional district.

UNDIVIDED COUNTIES (wholly within one Congressional District):

  • CD 1: Clatsop, Columbia, Washington and Yamhill.
  • CD 2: Baker, Crook, Deschutes, Gilliam, Grant, Harney, Hood River, Jackson, Jefferson, Klamath, Lake, Malheur, Morrow, Sherman, Umatilla, Union, Wallowa, Wasco and Wheeler.
  • CD 4: Coos, Curry, Douglas, Lane and Linn.
  • CD 5: Lincoln, Marion, Polk and Tillamook.

DIVIDED COUNTIES (split between more than one Congressional District):

  • Benton: CDs 4 and 5
  • Clackamas: CDs 1, 3 and 5
  • Josephine: CDs 2 and 4
  • Multnomah: CDs 1 and 3