The Green Papers: Oregon 2020 General Election
 
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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
✓ Primary: Tuesday 19 May 2020
General Election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Tuesday 10 March 2020 - Filing Deadline - Primary.
Tuesday 19 May 2020 - 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 25 August 2020 - Filing Deadline - Independent/Third/Minor/President.
Tuesday 3 November 2020 - 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

Oregon 2020 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions:
Democrats   Republicans


20 March 2020: Referring to the COVID-19 virus, Secretary of State Bev Clarno stated that since Oregon votes by mail, the state does not have to be concerned about social distancing issues at polling places. The 19 May primary will proceed as planned.

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

The Oregon Independent Party will nominate by a 28 April to 12 May party run primary in 2020.


May 19, 2020 Primary Election and Elections in Oregon from the Oregon Secretary of State.

Candidates from the Oregon Secretary of State.

19 May 2020 Returns from an official source.
Results and more results from media sources.

Independent Party of Oregon Party run Primary. President: Joe Biden; Secretary of State: Kim Thatcher; Treasurer: Chris Henry.

 
           

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 2020
 Candidate list (5)
  Candidate Democratic     former Vice President Joseph Robinette "Joe" Biden, Jr.
for Vice President: California Senator Kamala D. Harris
FEC P80000722; 31 Aug 20; Tot $540,594,553; Dsb $359,968,142
  Candidate Republican     President Donald John Trump
for Vice President: Vice President Michael R. "Mike" Pence
FEC P80001571; 31 Aug 20; Tot $408,945,024; Dsb $307,141,452
  Candidate Libertarian     Jo Jorgensen
for Vice President: Jeremy "Spike" Cohen
FEC P00013524; 31 Aug 20; Tot $1,941,264; Dsb $1,782,461
  Candidate Pacific Green     Howie Hawkins
for Vice President: Angela Nichole Walker
FEC P00012211; 31 Aug 20; Tot $363,119; Dsb $295,086
  Candidate Progressive Party of Oregon     Dario David Hunter
for Vice President: Dawn Neptune Adams
FEC P00010124

U.S. Senate  6 year term. No Term Limit. 116th Senate  Senate Electoral Classes

Class 2
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Senator  Jeffrey Alan "Jeff" Merkley
First elected: 2008; re-elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Renominated
 Candidate list (4)
  Candidate Democratic; Independent Party of Oregon; Working Families     Senator  Jeffrey Alan "Jeff" Merkley
FEC S8OR00207; 30 Jun 20; Tot $4,905,742; Dsb $2,938,768
  Candidate Republican     Jo Rae Perkins
FEC H6OR04203; 30 Jun 20; Tot $36,968; Dsb $31,269
  Candidate Libertarian     Gary Dye
  Candidate Pacific Green; Progressive     Ibrahim A. Taher
FEC S0OR00329

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: 2018, 2022. 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, 2018.
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
The current Governor is unaffected by the State's term limit.

116th U.S. House of Representatives  2-year term. Election Cycle 2020, 2021. No Term Limit. 116th House
Partisan Composition (primary disposition):
4 Democratic (4 Renominated);
1 Republican (1 Open)

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 1
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Member of Congress  Suzanne M. Bonamici
First elected in a Special Election: 31 January 2012 re: resignation of Member of Congress David Wu
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Renominated
 Candidate list (2) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic; Working Families     Member of Congress  Suzanne M. Bonamici
FEC H2OR01133; 30 Jun 20; Tot $670,219; Dsb $541,759
  Candidate Republican     Christopher C. "Chris" Christensen
FEC H0OR01194

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 2
Seat up for regular election
Open
Republican Member of Congress  Gregory Paul "Greg" Walden
First elected: 1998
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Open Seat - 28 October 2019: "... the time has come to pursue new challenges and opportunities ... I will not seek re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives, nor election to any other office ..."
 ** Open Seat (no incumbent) **
 Candidate list (3) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Alex Spenser
FEC H0OR02267
  Candidate Republican     former state Senator  Cliff Bentz
FEC H0OR02127; 30 Jun 20; Tot $637,650; Dsb $553,381
  Candidate Libertarian     Robert Werch

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 3
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Member of Congress  Earl Blumenauer
First elected in a special election (re: to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Member of Congress Ronald L. Wyden): 21 May 1996
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Renominated
 Candidate list (4) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic; Working Families     Member of Congress  Earl Blumenauer
FEC H6OR03064; 30 Jun 20; Tot $1,393,517; Dsb $1,655,199
  Candidate Republican     Joanna M. Harbour
FEC H0OR03174; 30 Jun 20; Tot $7,090; Dsb $1,189
  Candidate Libertarian     Josh Solomon
  Candidate Pacific Green     Alex C. DiBlasi

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 4
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Member of Congress  Peter Anthony "Pete" DeFazio
First elected: 1986
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Renominated
 Candidate list (3) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic; Independent Party of Oregon; Working Families     Member of Congress  Peter Anthony "Pete" DeFazio
FEC H6OR04047; 30 Jun 20; Tot $1,912,691; Dsb $1,324,556
  Candidate Republican     Alek Skarlatos
FEC H0OR04107; 30 Jun 20; Tot $1,299,846; Dsb $845,086
  Candidate Pacific Green     Daniel Hoffay

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 5
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Member of Congress  Walter Kurt "Kurt" Schrader
First elected: 2008
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Renominated
 Candidate list (3) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Member of Congress  Walter Kurt "Kurt" Schrader
FEC H8OR05107; 30 Jun 20; Tot $1,457,419; Dsb $1,289,287
  Candidate Republican     Amy Ryan Courser
FEC H0OR05104; 30 Jun 20; Tot $12,354; Dsb $9,041
  Candidate Libertarian     Matthew James Rix

Secretary of State  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2016, 2020

Seat up for regular election
Open
Republican Secretary of State Beverly A. "Bev" Clarno
Appointed 29 March 2020 [re: passing of Secretary of State Dennis Richardson (Republican)]
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Open Seat
 ** Open Office (no incumbent) **
 Candidate list (4)
  Candidate Democratic; Working Families     state Senator  Shemia P. Fagan
  Candidate Republican; Independent Party of Oregon     state Senator  Kim Thatcher
  Candidate Libertarian     Kyle Markley
  Candidate Pacific Green; Progressive     Nathalie Paravicini
 26 February 2019: Secretary of State Dennis Richardson (Republican), 69, died of brain cancer. He was first elected in 2016. Governor Kate Brown (Democratic) will appoint a successor from the party of the previous office holder.
29 March 2019: Governor Kate Brown (Democratic) appoints former legislator and House Speaker Bev Clarno (Republican).
31 March 2019: Bev Clarn (Republican) is sworn. She will not run for election in 2020.

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

Seat up for regular election 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
Renominated
 Candidate list (3)
  Candidate Democratic; Independent Party of Oregon; Working Families     Attorney General  Ellen F. Rosenblum
  Candidate Republican     Michael Cross
  Candidate Libertarian     Lars D. H. Hedbor

Treasurer  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2016, 2020

Seat up for regular election Democratic Treasurer  Tobias Read
First elected: 2016
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Renominated
 Candidate list (4)
  Candidate Democratic; Working Families     Treasurer  Tobias Read
  Candidate Republican     Jeff Gudman
  Candidate Constitution     Michael P. Marsh
  Candidate Pacific Green; Independent Party of Oregon; Progressive     Chris Henry

Commissioner of Labor and Industries  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022. The Commissioner of the Bureau of Labor and Industries shall be elected for a term of four years [ORS 651.030]

  Nonpartisan; (Democratic) Labor and Industries Commissioner  Val Hoyle
First elected: 2018
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
  

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]

 

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): 10 incumbents, 1 candidate
  Republican: 2 incumbents, 3 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): 1 candidate
  Libertarian: 7 candidates
  Pacific Green (affiliate of Green): 1 candidate
Other Third Parties
  Independent Party of Oregon: 1 candidate
  Justice Party
  Pirate
  Progressive: 1 candidate
  Progressive Party of Oregon: 1 candidate
  Right to Life
  Socialist Party USA
  Unity
  Working Families: 1 candidate
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.

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 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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