Ben Unger

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Ben Unger
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Oregon House of Representatives District 29
Incumbent
In office
2013-Present
Term ends
January 12, 2015
Years in position 1
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$22,596/year
Per diem$129/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Oregon
Personal
Birthday03/04/1976
Place of birthCornelius, Oregon
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
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Benjamin 'Ben' Unger (March 4, 1976) is a Democratic member of the Oregon House of Representatives, representing District 29. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012. Unger did not seek re-election in 2014.

Biography

Unger earned his B.A. in English from the University of Oregon. His professional experience includes being the Principal/Founder of Tallfir LLC, the Campus Program Director for Oregon Student Public Interest Research Group from 1999 to 2003 and as a special assistant to the Attorney General for the Oregon Department of Justice.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Unger served on the following committees:

Oregon Committee Assignments, 2013
Agriculture and Natural Resources
Land Use

Elections

2012

See also: Oregon House of Representatives elections, 2012

Unger won election in the 2012 election for Oregon House District 29. Unger defeated Katie Riley in the May 15 Democratic primary and defeated incumbent Katie Eyre (R) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[2][3][4]

Oregon House of Representatives, District 29, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngBen Unger 53.6% 11,312
     Republican Katie Eyre Incumbent 46.4% 9,788
Total Votes 21,100
Oregon House of Representatives, District 29 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngBen Unger 65.7% 3,033
Katie Riley 34.3% 1,583
Total Votes 4,616

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Unger is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Unger raised a total of $674,723 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 13, 2013.[5]

Ben Unger's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Oregon State House, District 29 Won $674,723
Grand Total Raised $674,723

2012

Unger won election to the Oregon State House in 2012. During that election cycle, Unger raised a total of $674,723.
Oregon State House 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Ben Unger's campaign in 2012
Building Trades PAC$107,433
Oregon Democratic Party$78,312
Service Employees Local 530$48,546
Oregon Education Association$41,522
Oregon Trial Lawyers Association$28,500
Total Raised in 2012$674,723
Source:Follow the Money

Scorecards

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2013-2014

In 2013, the 77th Oregon State Legislature, first session, was in session from February 4 to July 9. In 2014, the 77th Oregon State Legislature, second session, was in session from February 3 to March 10.

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  • Senators were scored on 14 key bills, while Representatives were graded on 17 bills.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Katie Eyre (R)
Oregon House of Representatives - District 29
2013–present
Succeeded by
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