Chris Harker

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Chris Harker
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Oregon House of Representatives District 34
Incumbent
In office
2008-Present
Term ends
January 12, 2015
Years in position 6
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$22,596/year
Per diem$129/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Appointed2008
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Michigan, 1977
Ph.D.University of Michigan, 1985
OtherPost-Doctoral Fellow at The Mayo Clinic
Personal
Place of birthAnn Arbor, MI
ProfessionPresident/Founder, Cayuse Incorporated
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Chris Harker is a Democratic member of the Oregon House of Representatives, representing District 34. He was first appointed to the chamber in June 2008 to replace Suzanne Bonamici, who resigned to take a seat in the Oregon State Senate.

Biography

Harker earned his B.S. in Plant Ecology from the University of Michigan in 1977 and his Ph.D. in Human Physiology from the University of Michigan in 1985. Harker was also a Post-Doctoral Fellow at The Mayo Clinic from 1985 to 1987. His professional experience includes being the President/Founder of Cayuse Incorporated and working as a Medical Research/Professor at the Oregon Health Sciences University from 1987 to 1993.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Oregon Committee Assignments, 2013
Health Care
Higher Education and Workforce Development, Vice Chair

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Elections

2012

See also: Oregon House of Representatives elections, 2012

Harker won re-election in the 2012 election for Oregon House of Representatives District 34. Harker was unopposed in the May 15 Democratic primary and defeated Dan Mason (R) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[2][3][4]

Oregon House of Representatives, District 34, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngChris Harker Incumbent 64% 16,035
     Republican Dan Mason 36% 9,023
Total Votes 25,058

2010

See also: Oregon House of Representatives elections, 2010

Harker won re-election to District 34 in 2010. He had no primary opposition but was challenged by Tyler Hill (R) and James Foster (L) in the general election which took place on November 2, 2010.[5][6]

Oregon State House, District 34
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Chris Harker (D) 11,439
Tyler Hill (R) 7,420
James Foster (L) 476

2008

See also: Oregon House of Representatives elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Harker was elected to Oregon State House District 34.[7][8]

Oregon State House District 34
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Chris Harker (D) 15,479
Kuklinski (R) 6,305
Misc. 95

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Harker is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, Harker raised a total of $152,179 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 13, 2013.[9]

Chris Harker's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Oregon State House, District 34 Won $63,146
2010 Oregon State House, District 34 Won $38,226
2008 Oregon State House, District 34 Won $50,807
Grand Total Raised $152,179

2012

Harker won re-election to the Oregon State House in 2012. During that election cycle, Harker raised a total of $63,146.
Oregon State House 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Chris Harker's campaign in 2012
Wiedensmith, Tamif$5,000
Jones, Kevin$5,000
Wallace, Valerie$3,000
Nike$2,500
Knight, Philip H.$2,500
Total Raised in 2012$63,146
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Harker won re-election to the Oregon State House in 2010. During that election cycle, Harker raised a total of $38,226.

2008

Harker won re-election to the Oregon State House in 2008. During that election cycle, Harker raised a total of $50,807.

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.

2011-2012

In 2011, the 76th Oregon State Legislature, first session, was in session from February 1 to June 30. In 2012, the 76th Oregon State Legislature, second session, was in session from February 1 to March 6.

  • Legislators are scored based on their voting record for bills pertaining to animals.
  • Legislators are scored based on their voting record for bills relating to civil liberties.
  • 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.
  • Legislators are scored based on their voting record for issues that are important to to specific locals or to Council 75 as a whole.

Personal

Harker and his wife, Georgia, have two children, Ayla, and Graham.[1]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Suzanne Bonamici
Oregon House of Representatives - District 34
2008–present
Succeeded by
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