Chuck Thomsen

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Chuck Thomsen
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Oregon State Senate District 26
Incumbent
In office
2011-Present
Term ends
January 12, 2015
Years in position 3
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$22,596/year
Per diem$129/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Hood River County Commissioner
1994-2010
Education
Bachelor'sWillamette University
Personal
Birthday01/20/1957
Place of birthHood River, OR
ProfessionOrchardist/Owner, Thomsen Orchards Inc.
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
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Charles 'Chuck' W. Thomsen (January 20, 1957) is a Republican member of the Oregon State Senate, representing District 26. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.

Thomsen served for 16 years on the Hood River County Commission.

Biography

Thomsen earned his B.A. in Political Science and Economics from Willamette University. His professional experience includes being the owner of Thomsen Orchards, Inc.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Oregon Committee Assignments, 2013
Business and Transportation
Ways and Means

2011-2012

Elections

2014

See also: Oregon State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Oregon State Senate 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. Robert Bruce was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Incumbent Chuck Thomsen was unopposed in the Republican primary. Thomsen also ran on the Independent party ticket and Bruce also ran on the Working Families Party ticket. Thomsen defeated Bruce in the general election.[2][3]

Oregon State Senate District 26, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngChuck Thomsen Incumbent 56.5% 24,422
     Democratic Robert R. Bruce 43.1% 18,641
     None Miscellaneous 0.4% 183
Total Votes 43,246

2010

See also: Oregon State Senate elections, 2010

Thomsen defeated Brent Barton (D) in the November 2 general election.[4][5]

Oregon State Senate, District 26 (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Chuck Thomsen (R) 24,925
Brent Barton (D) 22,144

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Chuck Thomsen is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Chuck Thomsen raised a total of $504,258 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 18, 2013.[6]

Chuck Thomsen's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Oregon State Senate, District 26 Not up for election $76,689
2010 Oregon State Senate, District 26 Won $427,569
Grand Total Raised $504,258

2012

Chuck Thomsen was not up for election to the Oregon State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Chuck Thomsen raised a total of $76,689.
Oregon State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Chuck Thomsen's campaign in 2012
Douglas County Physicians Association$4,500
Oregon Neighborhood Store Association$4,129
Coalition for a Healthy Oregon$3,500
Nike$3,007
Doctors for Healthy Communities$2,500
Total Raised in 2012$76,689
Source:Follow the Money

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Chuck Thomsen won election to the Oregon State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, Chuck Thomsen raised a total of $427,569.

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

Thomsen and his wife, Kristi, have two daughters.[1]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Rick Metsger (D)
Oregon State Senate District 26
2011–present
Succeeded by
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