The Green Papers
2004 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions
Copyright Oregon Democrat
Presidential Nominating Process
Primary: Tuesday 18 May 20041
State Convention: Saturday 12 June 2004
Delegate Votes
Hard TotalFloor Vote
Kerry, John F.289,804   78.6%40.   67.8%56.   94.9%
Kucinich, Dennis J.60,019   16.3%6.   10.2%3.    5.1%
(write-in/others)10,150    2.8%  
LaRouche, Lyndon H., Jr.8,571    2.3%  
Uncommitted 13.   22.0% 
Total368,544  100.0%59.  100.0%59.  100.0%

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Oregon Primaries for Statewide offices and Congress


26 May 2004 Unpledged delegate preference update: Kerry: 2. Unpledged delegates appear in the "Soft Unpledged" column.

The Popular Vote above is based on official returns from the Oregon Elections Division for the 18 May Primary. This Presidential Primary coincides with a state/local primary. These coinciding primaries tend to have an impact upon voter turnout.

Official results from the Oregon Secretary of State Elections Division: The "(write-ins/others)" column was listed as "Misc." by the Elections Board.

The CD results of the primary are from the Democratic Party of Oregon.

Here's how we compute the delegate count:

  1. A candidate must receive 15% or more of the total popular vote to qualify for delegates. Discard votes cast for those candidates who do not meet the threshold.
  2. Allocate Congressional District delegates from the qualified vote in each district. Allocate Pledged PLEO and At-Large delegates using the state-wide qualified vote.
  3. In each jurisdiction (CD and statewide):
    1. Total qualified vote = total votes cast for the qualifying candidates in the jurisdiction.
    2. Allocation = (delegates for the jurisdiction) × (candidate's popular vote) ÷ (total qualified vote).
    3. Assign each candidate the WHOLE NUMBER of delegates.
    4. If delegates remain, allocate each of the remaining delegates to those candidates with the LARGEST REMAINDERS.

Delegates  46  40  6



Tuesday 18 May 2004: 46 of 59 delegates to the Democratic National Convention are allocated to presidential contenders based on the results of the voting in today's Oregon Presidential Primary. A mandatory 15 percent threshold is required in order for a presidential contender to be allocated National Convention delegates at either the congressional district or statewide level.

  • 30 district delegates are to be allocated proportionally to presidential contenders based on the primary results in each of the State's 5 congressional districts.
    • CD 1: 6
    • CD 2: 5
    • CD 3: 7
    • CD 4: 6
    • CD 5: 6
  • In addition, 16 delegates are to be allocated to presidential contenders based on the primary vote statewide.
    • 10 at-large National Convention delegates
    • 6 Pledged PLEOs

This is a vote by mail primary. Ballots must be mailed no earlier than 30 April and no later than 4 May 2004.


Saturday 12 June 2004 - State Covention

The remaining 13 National Convention delegates consist of

  • 12 Unpledged PLEO delegates:
    • 6 Democratic National Committee members
    • 5 Members of Congress (1 Senator and 4 Representatives)
    • 1 Governor
    • 0 Distinguished Party Leaders
  • 1 Unpledged "add-on" (elected by the State Convention).

These 13 delegates and will go to the Democratic National Convention officially "Unpledged".

Delegation to the National Convention

Oregon Delegation (as posted by, 4 July 2004)

Pledged District27330
Pledged PLEO516
Pledged At-Large8210
Total Pledged40646
Alternate Pledged District505
Alternate Pledged PLEO000
Alternate Pledged At-Large213
Total Alternates718
Unpledged  13
Pages  2
Pledged District 1KerryMike BohanBeaverton, OR
Pledged District 1KerryHon. Ginny BurdickPortland, OR
Pledged District 1KerryJohn CalhounPortland, OR
Pledged District 1KerryMargarita MolinaPortland, OR
Pledged District 1KerryCharlie RingoBeaverton, OR
Pledged District 1KerryGail ShibleyPortland, OR
Pledged District 2KerryPat AckleySunriver, OR
Pledged District 2KerryRon FoxBend, OR
Pledged District 2KucinichJoan McGowanAshland, OR
Pledged District 2KerryAntone MinthornAdams, OR
Pledged District 2KerrySandra WattsLakeview, OR
Pledged District 3KerryArt AlexakisPortland, OR
Pledged District 3KerryJesse CornettPortland, OR
Pledged District 3KerryLew FrederickPortland, OR
Pledged District 3KerryJennifer GreenleafPortland, OR
Pledged District 3KucinichJim RobisonPortland, OR
Pledged District 3KerryChristine Chin RyanSandy, OR
Pledged District 3KerryBarbara Smith WarnerPortland, OR
Pledged District 4KerryJoseph BlantonScottsburg, OR
Pledged District 4KerryJohn CuffEugene, OR
Pledged District 4KucinichJeff DeGrootCorvallis, OR
Pledged District 4KerrySusan ForesterEugene, OR
Pledged District 4KerryRebecca GladstoneEugene, OR
Pledged District 4KerryBarbara RoseEugene, OR
Pledged District 5KerryGuadalupe DiazSalem, OR
Pledged District 5KerryDave HuntMilwaukie, OR
Pledged District 5KerryNolan LienhartPortland, OR
Pledged District 5KerryDominga LopezGladstone, OR
Pledged District 5KerryStephanie StrikePortland, OR
Pledged District 5KerryJudy SugnetSalem, OR
Pledged PLEOKerryHon. Susan CastilloSalem, OR
Pledged PLEOKerryHon. Dan GardnerMilwaukie, OR
Pledged PLEOKerryAnnabelle JaramilloPhilomath, OR
Pledged PLEOKucinichClaire McGeePortland, OR
Pledged PLEOKerryHon. Jeffrey MerkleyPortland, OR
Pledged PLEOKerryHon. Diane RosenbaumPortland, OR
Pledged At-LargeKerryTerry BeanPortland, OR
Pledged At-LargeKucinichNick BiddleBend, OR
Pledged At-LargeKerryHon. Serena CruzPortland, OR
Pledged At-LargeKerryLinda JohnsonPortland, OR
Pledged At-LargeKerryJason LeonPortland, OR
Pledged At-LargeKucinichMona LinstrombergVeneta, OR
Pledged At-LargeKerryJudith MehrensClackamas, OR
Pledged At-LargeKerryJefferson SmithPortland, OR
Pledged At-LargeKerryLoretta SmithPortland, OR
Pledged At-LargeKerryBing WongPortland, OR
Alternate Pledged DistrictKerryFrank HieberPhoenix, OR
Alternate Pledged DistrictKerryAnne MartensPortland, OR
Alternate Pledged DistrictKerryMarissa Moser-BoehlkePortland, OR
Alternate Pledged DistrictKerryRosalie PedrozaSalem, OR
Alternate Pledged DistrictKerryGabriel ZitrinEugene, OR
Alternate Pledged At-LargeKucinichPaul MareshPortland, OR
Alternate Pledged At-LargeKerryHerbert PrichardPortland, OR
Alternate Pledged At-LargeKerryTina Turner-MorfittSalem, OR
Unpledged Add-on Barbara RobertsPortland, OR
Unpledged Congressman Hon. Earl BlumenauerPortland, OR
Unpledged Congressman Hon. Peter DeFazioSpringfield, OR
Unpledged Congressman Hon. Darlene HooleyWashington, DC
Unpledged Congressman Hon. David WuPortland, OR
Unpledged DNC Member Mary BotkinPortland, OR
Unpledged DNC Member Hon. Kate BrownPortland, OR
Unpledged DNC Member Jim EdmunsonEugene, OR
Unpledged DNC Member Wayne KinneyLaGrande, OR
Unpledged DNC Member Gail RasmussenEagle Point, OR
Unpledged DNC Member Meredith Wood SmithPortland, OR
Unpledged Governor Hon. Ted KulongoskiSalem, OR
Unpledged Senator
Delegation Chair
 Hon. Ron WydenWashington, DC
Page Kristina EdmunsonEugene, OR
Page Andrew SimonPortland, OR

1 Democratic Party's "First Determining Step" of the delegate selection process.


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