Bob Jenson

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Bob Jenson
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Oregon House of Representatives District 58
Incumbent
In office
1997-Present
Term ends
January 12, 2015
Years in position 17
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$21,936/year
Per diem$123/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected1996
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sMontana State University
Master'sMontana State University
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Air Force
Years of service1950-1954
Personal
BirthdayMay 11, 1931
Place of birthOmaha, NE
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Bob Jenson (b. May 11, 1931) is a Republican member of the Oregon House of Representatives, representing District 58. He was first elected to the chamber in 1996.

He previously served as Eastern Oregon Regional Airport Commissioner from 1988-1996.

Biography

Jenson earned a B.A. from Montana State University and a M.S. in Sociology/US History from Montana State University. His professional experience includes working as a teacher at Blue Mountain Community College/High school, and as a co-owner of a farm. Jenson served in the United States Air Force from 1950-1954.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Oregon Committee Assignments, 2013
Rules
Ways and Means

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Jenson served on these committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Jenson served on these committees:

Issues

Campaign site

2012

On his 2012 campaign site, Jenson highlighted the following campaign themes:

  • "I started my career as a high school teacher and retired thirty years later as a college professor, but I still spend my days educating those in Salem about what our district needs and how Eastern Oregon is different from the Westside. I’ve been able to protect our vital infrastructure, boost our agricultural base and address the needs of our communities. Trusted, Effective, Experienced Leadership is what Eastern Oregon needs in Salem, especially in these trying times. I hope I can count on your vote."

Elections

2012

See also: Oregon House of Representatives elections, 2012

Jenson won re-election in the 2012 election for Oregon House of Representatives District 58. Jenson advanced past the May 15 Republican primary and defeated Heidi Van Schoonhoven (D) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[2][3]

Oregon House of Representatives, District 58, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBob Jenson Incumbent 76.7% 19,947
     Democratic Heidi Van Schoonhoven 23.3% 6,066
Total Votes 26,013
Oregon House of Representatives, District 58 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngBob Jenson Incumbent 53.1% 4,367
Brent Smith 28.8% 2,370
Jack Esp 9.2% 753
Eli Stephens 9% 738
Total Votes 8,228

2010

See also: Oregon House of Representatives elections, 2010

Jenson won re-election to District 58 in 2010. He defeated Michael Mathisen in the March 9 primary elections, receiving 2,600 votes while Mathisen received 2,402 . Jenson was challenged by Pete Wells in the general election which took place on November 2, 2010.[4]

Oregon State House, District 58
Candidates Votes


Green check mark transparent.png Bob Jenson (R) 11,310
Pete Wells (D) 3,772

2008

On November 4, 2008, Jenson won re-election to Oregon State House District 58.[5]

Oregon State House District 58
Candidates Votes


Green check mark transparent.png Bob Jenson (R) 13,204
Talley (D) 5,311
Misc. 61

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Jenson is available dating back to 1994. Based on available campaign finance records, Jenson raised a total of $606,651 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 14, 2013.[6]

Bob Jenson's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Oregon State House, District 58 Won $126,825
2010 Oregon State House, District 58 Won $129,254
2008 Oregon State House, District 58 Won $62,446
2006 Oregon State House, District 58 Won $56,075
2004 Oregon State House, District 58 Won $32,940
2002 Oregon State House, District 58 Won $28,050
2000 Oregon State House, District 57 Won $57,627
1998 Oregon State House, District 57 Won $72,299
1996 Oregon State House, District 57 Won $27,366
1994 Oregon State House, District 57 Defeated $13,769
Grand Total Raised $606,651

2012

Jenson won re-election to the Oregon State House in 2012. During that election cycle, Jenson raised a total of $126,825.

2010

Jenson won re-election to the Oregon State House in 2010. During that election cycle, Jenson raised a total of $129,254.

2008

Jenson won re-election to the Oregon State House in 2008. During that election cycle, Jenson raised a total of $62,446.

2006

Jenson won re-election to the Oregon State House in 2006. During that election cycle, Jenson raised a total of $56,075.

2004

Jenson won re-election to the Oregon State House in 2004. During that election cycle, Jenson raised a total of $32,940.

2002

Jenson won re-election to the Oregon State House in 2002. During that election cycle, Jenson raised a total of $28,050.

2000

Jenson won re-election to the Oregon State House in 2000. During that election cycle, Jenson raised a total of $57,627.

1998

Jenson won re-election to the Oregon State House in 1998. During that election cycle, Jenson raised a total of $72,299.

1996

Jenson won election to the Oregon State House in 1996. During that election cycle, Jenson raised a total of $27,366.

1994

Jenson lost the election for the Oregon State House in 1994. During that election cycle, Jenson raised a total of $13,769.

Personal

Jenson and his wife, Evelyn, have four children.[7]

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