Brent Barton

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Brent Barton
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Oregon House of Representatives District 40
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 4, 2014
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sStanford University
Master'sStanford University
J.D.Harvard Law School
Personal
ProfessionAttorney
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Brent Barton is a Democratic member of the Oregon House of Representatives, representing District 40. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

Barton served District 51 of the House from 2009 to 2011.

Biography

Barton earned his B.A. and M.A. from Stanford University and his J.D. from Harvard Law School. His professional experience includes working as an attorney for Perkins Coie, LLP, as an aide to Congresswoman Darleen Hooley and as a teacher of high school government and law courses.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Oregon Committee Assignments, 2013
Business and Labor, Vice Chair
Judiciary

2009-2010

Prior to leaving the Oregon House of Representatives, Barton served on the following committees:

Elections

2014

See also: Oregon House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Oregon House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election took place on May 20, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 11, 2014. Incumbent Brent Barton was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Steve Newgard was unopposed in the Republican primary. Barton also ran on the Working Families Party ticket. Barton defeated Newgard in the general election.[2][3]

Oregon House of Representatives District 40, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngBrent Barton Incumbent 53.7% 12,994
     Republican Steve Newgard 45.7% 11,059
     None Miscellaneous 0.5% 126
Total Votes 24,179

2012

See also: Oregon House of Representatives elections, 2012

Barton won election in the 2012 election for Oregon House of Representatives District 40. Barton was unopposed in the May 15 Democratic primary and defeated Steve Newgard (R) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[4][5][6]

Oregon House of Representatives, District 40, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngBrent Barton 50.6% 14,083
     Republican Steve Newgard 49.4% 13,735
Total Votes 27,818

2010

See also: Oregon State Senate elections, 2010

Barton did not seek re-election in 2010. Instead, he ran for Oregon State Senate, District 26. He was defeated by Chuck Thomsen (R).[7][8]

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Barton is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, Barton raised a total of $2,149,319 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 13, 2013.[9]

Brent Barton's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Oregon State House, District 40 Won $636,224
2010 Oregon State Senate, District 26 Defeated $966,114
2008 Oregon State House, District 51 Won $546,981
Grand Total Raised $2,149,319

2012

Barton won election to the Oregon State House in 2012. During that election cycle, Barton raised a total of $636,224.
Oregon State House 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Brent Barton's campaign in 2012
Building Trades PAC$217,183
Oregon Democratic Party$82,103
Service Employees Local 530$73,292
Oregon Education Association$45,165
Oregon Trial Lawyers Association$26,000
Total Raised in 2012$636,224
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Barton lost the election for the Oregon State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, Barton raised a total of $966,114.

2008

Barton won election to the Oregon State House in 2008. During that election cycle, Barton raised a total of $546,981.

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.

  • Legislators are scored based on their voting record for bills that impacted the businesses of family farmers and ranchers.
  • Legislators are scored based on their voting record for issues that are important to AFT-Oregon. Priorities of the organization are based on the issues most important to its members working lives.
  • Legislators are scored based on their voting record for bills relating to the business community.
  • Legislators are scored based on their voting record for bills relating to civil liberties.
  • Legislators are scored based on their record in advocating for and advancing Oregon's public schools.
  • Legislators are scored based on their voting record for bills relating to Oregon's public schools.
  • Legislators are scored based on their voting record for bills relating to conservation.
  • Senators were scored on 14 key bills, while Representatives were graded on 17 bills.

Endorsements

2014

In 2014, Barton's endorsements included the following:[10]

  • Clackamas County Sheriff Craig Roberts
  • Clackamas County District Attorney John S. Foote
  • Oregon State Fire Fighters Council
  • Oregon Education Association
  • American Federation of Teachers

  • Oregon Nurses Association
  • AFL-CIO
  • AFSCME
  • Oregon Building Trades Council
  • Oregon Small Business for Responsible Leadership

Personal

Barton is married.[1]

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Political offices
Preceded by
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Oregon House of Representatives - District 51
2009–2011
Succeeded by
Patrick Sheehan (R)
Preceded by
Dave Hunt (D)
Oregon House of Representatives - District 40
2013–Present
Succeeded by
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