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Ben Unger

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Ben Unger
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Oregon House of Representatives District 29
In office
Term ends
January 12, 2015
Years in position 1
Base salary$21,936/year
Per diem$123/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sUniversity of Oregon
Place of birthCornelius, Oregon
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Campaign website
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 earned a BA 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 1999-2003, and Special Assistant to the Attorney General for the Oregon Department of Justice.[1]

Committee assignments


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

Oregon Committee Assignments, 2013
Agriculture and Natural Resources
Land Use



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]

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.[4]

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


Unger won election to the Oregon State House in 2012. During that election cycle, Unger raised a total of $674,723.

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