The Green Papers: Oregon 2023 General Election
 
This page is for offices up for election in 2023. Find 2024 elections here.

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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
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(0.00% of 538)
2022-2030 Representatives:6(1.38% of 435)
Capital:Salem
 

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Oregon State and Local Government

Oregon Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions:
Democrats   Republicans


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.

 
           

U.S. Senate  6 year term. No Term Limit. 118th 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
 Candidate list (1)
  Candidate Democratic     Senator  Jeffrey Alan "Jeff" Merkley
FEC S8OR00207

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, 2022.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 7 November 2028
 Candidate list (1)
  Candidate Democratic     William Edward "Will" Barlow, III
FEC S2OR00127

Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2022, 2026. Term Limit: No more than 2 4-year terms in any 3-term period, All Governors

  Democratic Governor  Tina Kotek
First elected: 2022.
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2026
The current Governor is unaffected by the State's term limit.

118th U.S. House of Representatives  2-year term. Election Cycle 2024, 2026. No Term Limit. 118th House
Partisan Composition (primary disposition):
4 Democratic (3 Undetermined, 1 Open);
2 Republican (2 Undetermined)

Incumbent - 118th Congress
CD 1 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 5 November 2024
 Candidate list (4) - 119th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Member of Congress  Suzanne M. Bonamici
FEC H2OR01133; 30 Sep 23; Tot $289,871; Dsb $331,068
  Candidate Democratic     Courtney Casgraux
  Candidate Republican     Bobby G. Todd
  Candidate Independent     David Victor Allen

Incumbent - 118th Congress
CD 2 Republican Member of Congress  Cliff Bentz
First elected: 2020
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 5 November 2024
 Candidate list (3) - 119th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Joseph Frederick "Joe" Yetter, III
FEC H2OR02156
  Candidate Republican     Prineville Mayor  Rodney Jason "Jason" Beebe
  Candidate Republican     Member of Congress  Cliff Bentz
FEC H0OR02127; 30 Sep 23; Tot $437,374; Dsb $198,361

Incumbent - 118th Congress
CD 3 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 5 November 2024
Open Seat - 30 October 2023: Not seeking another term -- "I'm not certain that two more years in Congress in this climate is the best way to deal with things I care about...."
 Candidate list (7) - 119th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Nolan Edward Bylenga
FEC H4OR03184
  Candidate Democratic     Jeremiah Campion
FEC H4OR03176
  Candidate Democratic     state Representative  Maxine Dexter
FEC H4OR03192
  Candidate Democratic     Theodore Joseph Gwynn
8 February 2023: Miscellaneous message to the FEC stating "... the committee and campaign of Theodore Gwynn for Congress would like to officially terminate."

FEC H4OR03143
  Candidate Democratic     former Multnomah County Commissioner Susheela Jayapal
FEC H4OR03150
  Candidate Democratic     Gresham City Councilor  Eduardo "Eddy" Morales
FEC H4OR03168
  Candidate Democratic     Rachel Lydia Rand

Incumbent - 118th Congress
CD 4 Democratic Member of Congress  Valerie "Val" Hoyle
First elected: 2022.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 5 November 2024
 Candidate list (4) - 119th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Member of Congress  Valerie "Val" Hoyle
FEC H2OR04095; 30 Sep 23; Tot $724,905; Dsb $390,828
  Candidate Republican     former Keizer City Council Member Amy Ryan Courser
FEC H0OR05104; 30 Sep 23; Tot $0; Dsb $37
  Candidate Republican     Monique DeSpain
FEC H4OR04125
  Candidate Republican     Ibrahim A. "Ibra" Taher
FEC H4OR04117

Incumbent - 118th Congress
CD 5 Republican Member of Congress  Lori Chavez-DeRemer
First elected: 2022.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 5 November 2024
 Candidate list (6) - 119th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     state Representative  Janelle Bynum
FEC H4OR05304; 30 Sep 23; Tot $289,295; Dsb $71,453
  Candidate Democratic     former Jefferson County Education Service District Board Member Jamie McLeod-Skinner
FEC H8OR05230; 30 Sep 23; Tot $256,807; Dsb $102,040
  Candidate Democratic     Cameron Crimins Pahl
FEC H4OR05288; 30 Sep 23; Tot $15,478; Dsb $15,478
  Candidate Democratic     Lynn Peterson
FEC H4OR05296; 30 Sep 23; Tot $138,948; Dsb $95,452
  Candidate Republican     Member of Congress  Lori Chavez-DeRemer
FEC H2OR05209; 30 Sep 23; Tot $1,975,636; Dsb $694,517
  Candidate Independent     Deschutes County Soil and Water Conservation District Board Member  Andrew J. Aasen
FEC H4OR05312; 30 Sep 23; Tot $10,117; Dsb $17

Incumbent - 118th Congress
CD 6 Democratic Member of Congress  Andrea Salinas
First elected: 2022.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 5 November 2024
 Candidate list (4) - 119th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Member of Congress  Andrea Salinas
FEC H2OR06066; 30 Sep 23; Tot $1,073,355; Dsb $322,117
  Candidate Republican     former state Senator Denyc Boles
FEC H4OR06013; 30 Sep 23; Tot $59,965; Dsb $14,510
  Candidate Republican     David Burch
  Candidate Republican     David Russ
FEC H2OR01240; 30 Sep 23; Tot $0; Dsb $0

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

  Democratic Secretary of State LaVonne Griffin-Valade
28 June 2023: Governor Tina Kotek (Democrat) appointed former Portland Auditor LaVonne Griffin-Valade (Democrat) to as Secretary of State [re: resignation of Shemia P. Fagan (Democratic)]
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 5 November 2024
Open Seat - Not running for election in 2024.
 Candidate list (4)
  Candidate Democratic     state Senator  James I. Manning, Jr.
  Candidate Democratic     Treasurer  Tobias J. Read
  Candidate Democratic     David William "Dave" Stauffer
  Candidate Republican     Brent Barker
 

2 May 2023: As a result of an ethics investigation, Secretary of State Shemia P. Fagan (Democratic) announced her resignation effective 8 May. She was first elected in 2020. Deputy Secretary of State Cheryl Meyers will become acting Secretary until Governor Tina Kotek (Democratic) appoints replacement to serve out the remainder of the term which ends in January 2025. State law requires her to appoint a Democrat.
8 May 2023: Deputy Secretary of State Cheryl Myers assumes the title of Acting Secretary of State at 1:00 PM as Secretary of State Shemia Fagan's resignation occurs.
28 June 2023: Governor Tina Kotek (Democrat) appointed former Portland Auditor LaVonne Griffin-Valade (Democrat) to fill the vacant seat.


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
Open Seat - 19 September 2023: "I want to let you know I will not be seeking a fourth term as Oregon's Attorney General in 2024."
 Candidate list (2)
  Candidate Democratic     state Representative  Daniel A. "Dan" Rayfield
  Candidate Republican     Will Lathrop

Treasurer  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2020, 2024

  Democratic Treasurer  Tobias J. Read
First elected: 2016; re-elected: 2020.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 5 November 2024
Open Seat - Candidate for Secretary of State in 2024.
 Candidate list (2)
  Candidate Democratic     Jeff Gudman
  Candidate Democratic     state Senator  Elizabeth Steiner

Commissioner of Labor and Industries  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2022, 2026. The Commissioner of the Bureau of Labor and Industries shall be elected for a term of four years [ORS 651.030]

  (Democratic) Labor and Industries Commissioner Christina E. Stephenson
First elected: 2022.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2026
  

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, 24 candidates
  Republican: 2 incumbents, 12 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)
Other Third Parties
  Independent Party of Oregon
  Justice Party
  Pirate
  Progressive
  Right to Life
  Unity
Independents
  Independent: 2 candidates
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 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
  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
  KVAL TV - CBS - Eugene
  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 World - Coos Bay

 


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