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 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 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.

The primary is for the Democrat or Republican parties.


Candidate Filing form from the Oregon Secretary of State.

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

Run for Public Office from the Oregon Secretary of State.


17 May 2022 Primary: Reports state that about 60,000 Clackamas County ballots have defective bar codes and will require manual handling which could delay election returns until as late as 13 June. Returns from an official source, results from a media source, results from a media source.


8 November 2022 returns 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
• Re-elected Tuesday 8 November 2022
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
Renominated
 Candidate list (4, 2 write-ins)
  Elected Democratic; Independent Party of Oregon 1,075,729 55.83% Senator  Ronald Lee "Ron" Wyden
FEC S6OR00110; 19 Oct 22; Tot $10,266,706; Dsb $7,946,747
  Candidate Republican; Constitution 788,505 40.92% Jo Rae Perkins
FEC S4OR00156; 19 Oct 22; Tot $92,387; Dsb $87,746
  Candidate Progressive Party of Oregon 36,856 1.91% Chris Henry
FEC S2OR00234
  Candidate Pacific Green 23,424 1.22% Daniel J. "Dan" Pulju
FEC S2OR00176
  Candidate Scattering 2,194 0.11% Write-in
  Candidate Write-in; (Unaffiliated)     Thomas X. Verde
FEC S2OR00143
Total 1,926,708 100.00%  

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
 ** Open Chair (no incumbent) **
 Candidate list (5, 1 write-in)
  Elected Democratic; Working Families 916,635 46.96% former state Representative Tina Kotek
21 January 2022: Resigning from the state Legislature to focus on her campaign.
  Candidate Republican 849,853 43.54% former state Representative Christine Drazan
31 January 2022: Resigned from state House of Representatives.
  Candidate Non Affiliated 168,363 8.63% former state Senator Elizabeth "Betsy" Johnson
Democratic state Senator (Scappoose)
  Candidate Constitution 8,047 0.41% Donice Noelle Smith
  Candidate Libertarian 6,862 0.35% R. Leon Noble
  Candidate Scattering 2,113 0.11% Write-in
Total 1,951,873 100.00%  

117th U.S. House of Representatives  2-year term. Election Cycle 2022, 2024. No Term Limit. 117th House
Partisan Composition (primary disposition):
4 Democratic (2 Renominated, 1 Open, 1 Lost / No longer running);
1 Republican (1 Renominated)

Incumbent - 117th Congress
CD 1
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Member of Congress  Suzanne M. Bonamici
• Re-elected Tuesday 8 November 2022
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
Renominated
 Candidate list (2, 1 write-in) - 118th Congress
  Elected Democratic; Working Families 210,681 67.91% Member of Congress  Suzanne M. Bonamici
FEC H2OR01133; 19 Oct 22; Tot $963,026; Dsb $864,119
  Candidate Republican 99,042 31.92% Christopher Allan "Chris" Mann
FEC H2OR01273
  Candidate Scattering 519 0.17% Write-in
Total 310,242 100.00%  

Incumbent - 117th Congress
CD 2
Seat up for regular election
Republican Member of Congress  Cliff Bentz
• Re-elected Tuesday 8 November 2022
First elected: 2020
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
Renominated
 Candidate list (2, 1 write-in) - 118th Congress
  Elected Republican 208,369 67.50% Member of Congress  Cliff Bentz
FEC H0OR02127; 19 Oct 22; Tot $1,086,644; Dsb $521,700
  Candidate Democratic 99,882 32.36% Joseph Frederick "Joe" Yetter, III
FEC H2OR02156; 19 Oct 22; Tot $93,298; Dsb $80,529
  Candidate Scattering 425 0.14% Write-in
Total 308,676 100.00%  

Incumbent - 117th Congress
CD 3
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Member of Congress  Earl Blumenauer
• Re-elected Tuesday 8 November 2022
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
Renominated
 Candidate list (3, 1 write-in) - 118th Congress
  Elected Democratic 212,054 69.94% Member of Congress  Earl Blumenauer
FEC H6OR03064; 19 Oct 22; Tot $1,278,957; Dsb $1,220,663
  Candidate Republican 79,696 26.29% Joanna M. Harbour
FEC H0OR03174; 19 Oct 22; Tot $9,845; Dsb $8,344
  Candidate Pacific Green; Independent Party of Oregon; Progressive 10,974 3.62% David E. Delk
FEC H6OR03163
  Candidate Scattering 467 0.15% Write-in
Total 303,191 100.00%  

Incumbent - 117th Congress
CD 4
Seat up for regular election
Open
Democratic Member of Congress  Peter Anthony "Pete" DeFazio
First elected: 1986
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
Open Seat - 1 December 2021: "With humility and gratitude I am announcing that I will not seek re-election next year...."
 ** Open Seat (no incumbent) **
 Candidate list (5, 1 write-in) - 118th Congress
  Elected Democratic; Working Families 171,321 50.54% Labor and Industries Commissioner  Valerie "Val" Hoyle
FEC H2OR04095; 19 Oct 22; Tot $2,208,741; Dsb $2,020,694
  Candidate Republican 146,012 43.07% Alek R. Skarlatos
FEC H0OR04107; 19 Oct 22; Tot $4,063,931; Dsb $3,791,447
  Candidate Libertarian; Independent Party of Oregon 9,048 2.67% Levi Leatherberry
FEC H2OR04228
  Candidate Constitution 6,074 1.79% former School Superintendent James Milo "Jim" Howard
FEC H8OR04084
  Candidate Pacific Green; Progressive Party of Oregon 6,031 1.78% former Corvallis City Council Member Michael Allan "Mike" Beilstein
FEC H8OR04134
  Candidate Scattering 490 0.14% Write-in
Total 338,976 100.00%  

Incumbent - 117th Congress
CD 5
Seat up for regular election
Lost
Democratic Member of Congress Walter Kurt "Kurt" Schrader
First elected: 2008
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
Lost Primary / No Longer Running
 ** Open Seat (no incumbent) **
 Candidate list (2, 1 write-in) - 118th Congress
  Elected Republican 178,565 50.93% former Happy Valley Mayor Lori Chavez-DeRemer
aka Lori DeRemer

FEC H2OR05209; 19 Oct 22; Tot $2,250,392; Dsb $1,932,740
  Candidate Democratic; Independent Party of Oregon; Working Families 171,140 48.81% Jefferson County Education Service District Board Member  Jamie McLeod-Skinner
FEC H8OR02161; 19 Oct 22; Tot $3,222,087; Dsb $2,817,684
  Candidate Scattering 909 0.26% Write-in
Total 350,614 100.00%  

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
  Elected Democratic; Independent Party of Oregon; Working Families 146,986 49.99% state Representative  Andrea Salinas
FEC H2OR06066; 19 Oct 22; Tot $2,867,991; Dsb $2,626,879
  Candidate Republican 139,776 47.54% Michael K. "Mike" Erickson
FEC H2OR06124; 19 Oct 22; Tot $3,467,548; Dsb $3,437,830
  Candidate Constitution 6,752 2.30% Larry D. McFarland
FEC H2OR06140
  Candidate Scattering 515 0.18% Write-in
Total 294,029 100.00%  

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
Open Seat - 17 May 2022: Ran for but did not receive his party's nomination for Governor.
27 September 2021: "I'm announcing my candidacy for Governor."

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
Open
Nonpartisan; (Democratic) Labor and Industries Commissioner  Valerie "Val" Hoyle
First elected: 2018
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
Open Seat - Ran for an won the for U.S. House CD 4 in 2022.
 ** Open Office (no incumbent) **
 Candidate list (2, 1 write-in)
  Elected Nonpartisan; (Democratic) 916,041 60.74% Christina E. Stephenson
Received 47.5% in the primary, advances to an 8 November runoff.
  Candidate Nonpartisan; (Republican) 582,302 38.61% Cheri Helt
Received 19.2% in the primary, advances to an 8 November runoff.
  Candidate Scattering 9,828 0.65% Write-in
Total 1,508,171 100.00%  
  

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]

 

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, 2 candidates
  Republican: 1 incumbent, 9 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): 4 candidates
  Libertarian: 1 candidate
  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
  Non Affiliated: 1 candidate
  Nonpartisan: 1 incumbent, 2 candidates
  Unaffiliated: 1 candidate
Write-in/Scattered/otherwise not readily classifiable
  Not readily classifiable
  Scattering: 9 candidates
  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 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
  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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