Election Contests and Ballot Measures

November 6, 2012 Oregon General Election


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Only federal and state office contests and ballot measures are presented. Hopefully, with your financial support we will be able to cover all county, local and judicial contests in future elections.

US President & Vice President (Oregon)
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Barack Obama - D
Joe Biden - D
Mitt Romney - R
Paul Ryan - R
Jill E. Stein - G
Cheri Honkala - G
Gary Johnson - L
James P. "Jim" Gray - L
Ross C. "Rocky" Anderson - J
Luis Rodriguez - J
William Nicholas Christensen - CON
Kenneth L. Gibbs
US House of Representatives
Representative In Congress 1st District
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Suzanne Bonamici - D
Bob Ekstrom - CON
Delinda Delgado Morgan - R
Steven C. Reynolds - I
Representative In Congress 2nd District
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Joyce B. Segers - D
Harry Joe Tabor - L
Greg Walden - R
Representative In Congress 3rd District
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Earl Blumenauer - D
Woodrow V. Broadnax, Jr. - G
Michael Andrew Cline - L
Ronald Joseph Green - D
Representative In Congress 4th District
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Peter A. Defazio - D
Charles L. Huntting - L
Arthur B. Robinson - R
Representative In Congress 5th District
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Raymond Lee Baldwin - CON
Christina Jean Lugo - G
Walter Kurt Schrader - D
Frederick Eugene Thompson - R
Oregon Statewide Offices
Secretary Of State
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Katherine Brown - D
Knute C. Buehler - R
Bruce Alexander Knight - L
Robert W. Wolfe - PRO
Seth Alan Woolley - G
State Treasurer
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Thomas Cox - R
John Frederick Mahler - L
Michael Paul Marsh - CON
Edward T. Wheeler - D
Cameron Whitten - PRO
Attorney General
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James L. Buchal - R
Christopher Kenneth Henry - PRO
James E. Leuenberger - CON
Ellen R. Rosenblum - D
Oregon Senate
State Senator District 1
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Jeff Kruse - R
Eldon Wayne Rollins - D
State Senator District 2
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Herman Ernst Baertschiger, Jr. - R
Jim Diefenderfer - D
State Senator District 5
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Arnie Roblan - D
Scott Roberts - R
State Senator District 9
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Xavier Small - U
Steven Howard Frank - D
Fred F. Girod - R
State Senator District 12
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Brian J. Boquist - R
Annette Frank - D
State Senator District 14
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Gary Coe - R
Mark Hass - D
Mark William Vetanen - L
State Senator District 17
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Elizabeth Steiner Hayward - D
Jan L. Verbeek - R
State Senator District 18
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Ginny Burdick - D
Suzanne Gallagher - R
State Senator District 21
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Cliff A. Hutchison - R
Diane Rosenbaum - D
State Senator District 22
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Herbert Karl Booth - L
William "Chip" Shields - D
State Senator District 23
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Jackie Dingfelder - D
Bryant Tracy Olsen - I
State Senator District 25
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Laurie Monnes Anderson - D
Eugene A. Newell, Jr. - L
Scott S. Hansen - R
State Senator District 27
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Geri Hauser - D
Tim Knopp - R
State Senator District 28
Doug K. Whitsett - R
State Senator District 29
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William S. "Bill" Hansell - R
Antone Minthorn - D
State Senator District 30
Ted Ferrioli - R
Oregon House
State Representative District 1
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Jim Klahr - D
Wayne J. Krieger - R
State Representative District 2
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Mark Stephens - U
Jeffrey Keith Adams - L
Tim J. Freeman - R
State Representative District 3
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Barbara Lynn Gonzalez - CON
Matthew W. "Wally" Hicks - R
Johnie Wayne Scott - L
State Representative District 4
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Rick Hake - CON
Dennis Richardson - R
State Representative District 5
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Sandra A. Abercrombie - R
Peter Buckley - D
State Representative District 6
Sal C. Esquivel - R
State Representative District 7
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Bruce L. Hanna - R
Fergus McLean - I
State Representative District 8
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Aaron D. Baker - R
Lucian Anthony Blansett - CON
Paul R. Holvey - D
State Representative District 9
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Nancy R. Brouhard - R
Catherine Hanen "Caddy" McKeown - D
Guy Scott Rosinbaum - L
State Representative District 10
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David Gomberg - D
Jerome Donald Grant - R
State Representative District 11
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Phil Barnhart - D
Kelly Lovelace - R
State Representative District 12
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John D. Lively - D
Joseph Paul Pishioneri - R
State Representative District 13
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Mark Allen Callahan - R
Nancy Nathanson - D
State Representative District 14
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Dwight D. Coon - R
Val Hoyle
Sharon Ann Mahler - L
State Representative District 15
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Ronald Joseph Green - D
Andy Olson - R
State Representative District 16
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Andrew Decker - R
Rachel Jewell Feigner - L
Sara A. Gelser - D
State Representative District 17
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Richard Harisay - D
Sherrie Sprenger - R
State Representative District 18
Victor S. Gilliam - R
State Representative District 19
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Kevin Cameron - R
Claudia Kyle - D
State Representative District 20
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Vicki Berger - R
Jacqueline F. Pierce - D
State Representative District 21
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Brian L. Clem - D
Daniel Allen Farrington - R
Marvin James Sannes - I
State Representative District 22
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Betty E. Komp - D
Kathy LeCompte - R
State Representative District 23
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Alex Polikoff - G
Ross Edwin Swartzendruber - D
Jim Thompson - I
State Representative District 24
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Kathleen Ann Campbell - D
David Kohler Johnson - L
Jim Weidner - R
State Representative District 25
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Ryan R. Haffner - L
Paul Holman - D
Kim Thatcher - R
State Representative District 26
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John Christopher Nicholas Davis - R
Wynne Wakkila - D
State Representative District 27
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Burton Clifford Keeble - R
Tobias Read - D
State Representative District 28
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Jeff H. Barker - D
Manuel A. Castaneda - R
State Representative District 29
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Katie Eyre - R
Ben Unger - D
State Representative District 30
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Joseph S. Gallegos - D
Shawn Lindsey - R
Kyle Nathan Markley - L
State Representative District 31
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Lewis Roland Barnes - R
Raymond Lee Biggs - CON
Robert Dean Miller - L
Brad Witt - D
State Representative District 32
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Deborah Boone - D
Perry Roll - L
James Joseph Welsh - CON
State Representative District 33
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Mitch Greenlick - D
Stevan C. Kirkpatrick - R
State Representative District 34
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Chris Harker - D
Dan Mason - R
Lloyd C. Meyer - U
State Representative District 35
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Margaret Doherty - D
John Goodhouse - R
State Representative District 36
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Bruce Robert Neal - R
Jennifer Ann Williamson - D
State Representative District 37
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Carl Hosticka - D
Julie Parrish - R
Meredith Love Taggart - L
State Representative District 38
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Christopher L. Garrett - D
Tom Maginnis - R
State Representative District 39
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Christopher Cameron Bangs - D
Blake Holmes - L
Bill Kennemer - R
State Representative District 40
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Brent Barton - D
Steven Robert Newgard - R
State Representative District 41
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Timothy E. McMenamin - R
Carolyn Tomei - D
State Representative District 42
Jules L.K. Bailey - D
State Representative District 43
Lew Frederick - D
State Representative District 44
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Michael H. Harrington - R
Tina Kotek - D
State Representative District 45
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Michael E. Dembrow - D
Anne Marie Gurney - R
State Representative District 46
Alissa Keny-Guyer - D
State Representative District 47
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Margaret A. Nelson - R
Jessica Vega Pederson - D
State Representative District 48
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Michael J. Reardon - D
George Sonny Yellott - R
B. Anthony Smith - U
State Representative District 49
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Chris Gorsek - D
Matthew Wand - R
State Representative District 50
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Logan B. Boettcher - R
Greg Matthews - D
State Representative District 51
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Shemia Fagan - D
Patrick Sheehan - R
State Representative District 52
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Mark Johnson - R
Peter Nordbye - D
State Representative District 53
Gene Whisnant - R
State Representative District 54
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Jason Conger - R
Nathan R. Hovekamp - D
State Representative District 55
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John Wesley Huddle - D
Mike McLane - R
State Representative District 56
Gail D. Whitsett - R
State Representative District 57
Gregory V. Smith - R
State Representative District 58
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Robert E. Jenson - R
Heidi Van Schoonhoven - D
State Representative District 59
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John E. Huffman - R
Gary L. Ollerenshaw - D
State Representative District 60
Cliff S. Bentz - R
Referendums and Ballot Measures
Measure 83 - Authorizes privately-owned Wood Village casino; mandates percentage of revenues payable to dedicated state fund
Currently, Oregon Constitution prohibits privately-owned casinos within state. Under measure, State Lottery shall issue renewable 15-year lease permitting owner of former Multnomah Kennel Club in Wood Village to operate gaming devices, table games, keno, and other games of chance at that site. Measure would become operative only if constitution is amended to permit privately-owned casinos within state. Casino operator shall pay 25% of adjusted gross revenues monthly to State Lottery. Lottery shall deposit 20% of adjusted gross revenues into Job Growth, Education and Communities Fund (separate from general fund), and 80% in State Lottery Fund. Moneys in the Job Growth fund are apportioned to the incorporated cities adjoining casino, Indian tribes, law enforcement, and gambling treatment services. Other provisions.Estimate of financial impact: The financial impact of the measure is indeterminate. This measure authorizes a single privately owned casino in Multnomah County. The measure requires a minimum investment of $250 million in the casino property. The measure sets limits on the number of slot machines and table games at 3,500 and 150, respectively. If the casino is built, the following direct financial impacts on state and local government will result (millions of dollars):Result of "yes" vote: "Yes" vote authorizes a single privately-owned casino in Wood Village; requires casino to give percentage of monthly revenue to State Lottery for specified purposes.Result of "no" vote: "No" vote maintains current state of the law, which does not authorize any privately-owned casino within state; tribal casinos authorized pursuant to gaming compacts.
Measure 85 - Allocates corporate income/excise tax "kicker" refund to additionally fund K through 12 public education
Amends constitution. Before each biennium, the governor must prepare an estimate of revenues expected to be received by the General Fund for the next biennium. The General Fund is the primary funding source for schools, prisons, social services other state-funded programs/services. Current law requires an automatic "kicker" refund to taxpayers of corporate income and excise tax revenue that exceeds estimated collections by two percent or more. Measure allocates the corporate income and excise tax "kicker" refund to the General Fund to provide additional funding for K through 12 public education. Measure does not change the constitutional personal income tax "kicker" provision that requires a refund to individual taxpayers when personal income tax revenue exceeds estimated revenue by two percent or more. Other provisions.Estimate of financial impact: The financial impact of this measure is indeterminate because it is affected by unknown future events. If corporation tax receipts exceed the state forecast by two percent or more for a two-year budget period beginning July 2013 or later, this measure will increase the amount retained in the state General Fund relative to current law. In addition, state expenditures will increase by the same amount. If this measure had been in place for the past ten budget periods, the increases would have ranged from $101 million to $203 million in each of three of those periods.Result of "yes" vote: "Yes" vote allocates the corporate income and excise tax "kicker" refund to the General Fund to provide additional funding for K through 12 public education.Result of "no" vote: "No" vote retains existing corporate income and excise tax "kicker" that requires refund to corporations when revenue exceeds estimated collections by two percent or more.
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