|Oregon House of Representatives District 29|
|January 12, 2015|
|Years in position||1|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|First elected||November 6, 2012|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|Bachelor's||University of Oregon|
|Place of birth||Cornelius, Oregon|
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.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Unger served on the following committees:
|Oregon Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Agriculture and Natural Resources|
|• Land Use|
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.
|Oregon House of Representatives, District 29, General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Katie Eyre Incumbent||46.4%||9,788|
|Oregon House of Representatives, District 29 Democratic Primary, 2012|
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.
|Ben Unger's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Oregon State House, District 29||$674,723|
|Grand Total Raised||$674,723|
2012Unger 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|
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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.
- Oregon Farm Bureau: 2013 Senate Votes
- Oregon Farm Bureau: 2013 House Votes
- Oregon Farm Bureau: 2014 State Legislative Summary
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- Oregon AFSCME: 2013 Report Card on the Oregon Legislature
- Senators were scored on 14 key bills, while Representatives were graded on 17 bills.
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- Project Vote Smart, "Biography of Rep. Unger," accessed May 25, 2014
- Oregon Secretary of State, "Candidate Filings for the House," accessed April 11, 2012
- Oregon Secretary of State, "Oregon State House Official Primary Results for 2012," accessed May 15, 2014
- Oregon Secretary of State, "Oregon State House Official General Results for 2012," accessed May 24, 2014
- followthemoney.org, "Unger, Ben," accessed June 13, 2013
Katie Eyre (R)
|Oregon House of Representatives - District 29
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