The Green Papers: Oregon 2022 General Election
 
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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
Primary: Tuesday 17 May 2022
General Election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
Tuesday 8 March 2022 - Filing Deadline - Primary.
Tuesday 17 May 2022 - Primary. Polling hours reportedly 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 30 August 2022 - Filing Deadline - Independent/Third/Minor.
Tuesday 8 November 2022 - General Election. Polling hours reportedly 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 
2020 Census:4,241,500 (1.37% of 309,785,186)
2024, 2028 Electoral Votes:8(1.49% of 538)
2022-2030 Representatives:6(1.38% of 435)
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.

The Oregon Independent Party will nominate by TBD.


Candidate Filing form from the Oregon Secretary of State.

Candidates for 2022 Primary Election from the Oregon Secretary of State.

Run for Public Office from the Oregon Secretary of State.

 
           

U.S. Senate  6 year term. No Term Limit. 117th Senate  Senate Electoral Classes

Class 2 Democratic Senator  Jeffrey Alan "Jeff" Merkley
First elected: 2008; re-elected: 2014, 2020.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2026

Class 3
Seat up for regular election
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 (6, 1 write-in)
  Candidate Democratic     William Edward "Will" Barlow, III
FEC S2OR00127
  Candidate Democratic     Senator  Ronald Lee "Ron" Wyden
FEC S6OR00110; 30 Jun 21; Tot $3,195,634; Dsb $620,624
  Candidate Republican     Prineville Mayor  Rodney Jason "Jason" Beebe
FEC S2OR00135; 30 Jun 21; Tot $300; Dsb $13
  Candidate Republican     Darin Harbick
FEC S2OR00168
  Candidate Republican     Grant County Commissioner Samuel "Sam" Palmer
FEC S2OR00150
  Candidate Republican     Jo Rae Perkins
FEC S4OR00156; 30 Jun 21; Tot $745; Dsb $6,590
  Candidate Write-in; (Unaffiliated)     Thomas X. Verde
FEC S2OR00143

Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022. Term Limit: No more than 2 4-year terms in any 3-term period, All Governors

Chair up for regular election
Open
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; re-elected 2018.
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
The current Governor is affected by a term limit and cannot run for re-election.
Open Chair
 Candidate list (14)
  Candidate Democratic     Wilson R. Bright
  Candidate Democratic     state Representative  Tina Kotek
  Candidate Democratic     Yamhill County Commissioner  Casey Kulla
  Candidate Democratic     David Lavinsky
  Candidate Democratic     Keisha Lanell "K.L." "Coach Kay" Merchant
  Candidate Democratic     former McKenzie School Board Member Patrick Starnes
  Candidate Democratic     Michael Trimble
  Candidate Republican     Bridget E. Barton
  Candidate Republican     Jessica Gomez
  Candidate Republican     Baker City Mayor  Kerry McQuisten
  Candidate Republican     William C. "Bud" Pierce
  Candidate Republican     Sandy Mayor  Stan Pulliam
  Candidate Republican     Amber R. Richardson
  Candidate Republican     Paul Romero, Jr.

117th U.S. House of Representatives  2-year term. Election Cycle 2020, 2024. No Term Limit. 117th House
Partisan Composition (primary disposition):
4 Democratic (4 Undetermined);
1 Republican (1 Undetermined)

Incumbent - 117th 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 8 November 2022
 Candidate list (4) - 118th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Member of Congress  Suzanne M. Bonamici
FEC H2OR01133; 30 Jun 21; Tot $229,117; Dsb $170,923
  Candidate Republican     Dundee Mayor  David Russ
FEC H2OR01240; 30 Jun 21; Tot $1,143; Dsb $769
  Candidate Non Affiliated     Rick Hofsheier
  Candidate Other     Nicholas Rascon
FEC H2OR01257

Incumbent - 117th Congress
CD 2
Seat up for regular election
Republican Member of Congress  Cliff Bentz
First elected: 2020
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
 Candidate list (2) - 118th Congress
  Candidate Republican     Member of Congress  Cliff Bentz
FEC H0OR02127; 30 Jun 21; Tot $150,022; Dsb $74,336
  Candidate Republican     Mark Cavener

Incumbent - 117th 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 8 November 2022
 Candidate list (1) - 118th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Member of Congress  Earl Blumenauer
FEC H6OR03064; 30 Jun 21; Tot $270,660; Dsb $223,223

Incumbent - 117th 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 8 November 2022
 Candidate list (3) - 118th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Member of Congress  Peter Anthony "Pete" DeFazio
FEC H6OR04047; 30 Jun 21; Tot $920,529; Dsb $271,500
  Candidate Republican     Alek Skarlatos
FEC H0OR04107; 30 Jun 21; Tot $229,167; Dsb $135,738
  Candidate Republican     Jeremy Van Tress
FEC H2OR04087; 30 Jun 21; Tot $39,195; Dsb $9,034

Incumbent - 117th 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 8 November 2022
 Candidate list (6) - 118th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Kevin Easton
FEC H2OR05191
  Candidate Democratic     Milwaukie Mayor  Mark Gamba
FEC H0OR05096; 30 Jun 21; Tot $810; Dsb $5,135
  Candidate Democratic     Member of Congress  Walter Kurt "Kurt" Schrader
FEC H8OR05107; 30 Jun 21; Tot $395,233; Dsb $131,684
  Candidate Republican     former Happy Valley Mayor Lori Chavez-DeRemer
FEC H2OR05209
  Candidate Republican     Amy Ryan Courser
FEC H0OR05104; 30 Jun 21; Tot $44,854; Dsb $36,742
  Candidate Republican     Nate Sandvig
FEC H2OR05183; 30 Jun 21; Tot $114,117; Dsb $4,199

No Incumbent - New Seat in 118th Congress / 2020 apportionment - First election in 2022
CD 6
Seat up for regular election
 
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
  Candidate Democratic     former Portland School Board Member Derry Al Jackson, Sr.
FEC H2OR06025
  Candidate Democratic     former Multnomah County Commissioner Loretta Smith
22 June 2021: Congressional District not known

FEC H2OR06017
  Candidate Republican     Angela Plowhead
FEC H2OR06033

Secretary of State  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2020, 2024

  Democratic Secretary of State  Shemia P. Fagan
First elected: 2020
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 5 November 2024

Attorney General  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2020, 2024

  Democratic Attorney General  Ellen F. Rosenblum
Appointed: 29 June 2012; first elected: 6 November 2012; re-elected: 2016, 2020.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 5 November 2024

Treasurer  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2020, 2024

  Democratic Treasurer  Tobias Read
First elected: 2016; re-elected: 2020.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 5 November 2024

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]

Seat up for regular election Nonpartisan; (Democratic) Labor and Industries Commissioner  Val Hoyle
First elected: 2018
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
 Candidate list (3)
  Candidate Nonpartisan; (Pacific Green; Independent Party of Oregon)     Chris Henry
  Candidate Nonpartisan; (Democratic)     Labor and Industries Commissioner  Val Hoyle
  Candidate Nonpartisan     Robert Neuman
  

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): 11 incumbents, 18 candidates
  Republican: 1 incumbent, 20 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
  Pacific Green (affiliate of Green): 1 candidate
Other Third Parties
  Independent Party of Oregon: 1 candidate
  Justice Party
  Pirate
  Progressive
  Right to Life
  Socialist Party USA
  Unity
Independents
  Non Affiliated: 1 candidate
  Nonpartisan: 1 incumbent, 3 candidates
  Other: 1 candidate
  Unaffiliated: 1 candidate
Write-in/Scattered/otherwise not readily classifiable
  Not readily classifiable
  Write-in: 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 Senate Republicans
  Oregon State Legislature
  Senate Democratic Leadership Fund
Democratic
  Democratic Party of Oregon
  Oregon House Democrats
Republican
  Oregon Republican Party
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
  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
  KBNZ TV - CBS - Bend
  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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