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Gail Whitsett

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Gail Whitsett
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Oregon House of Representatives District 56
In office
Term ends
January 12, 2015
Years in position 1
Base salary$21,936/year
Per diem$123/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sOregon State University
Master'sOregon State University
Office website
Gail Whitsett is a Republican member of the Oregon House of Representatives, representing District 56. She was first elected to the chamber in 2012.


Whitsett earned a BA and a M.A. in Geology from Oregon State University. Her professional experience includes working as a Geologist for Standard Oil of Ohio, British Petroleum, and as a Consultant for Domestic and International Firms.[1]

Committee assignments


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

Oregon Committee Assignments, 2013
Agriculture and Natural Resources
Energy and Environment
Human Services and Housing



See also: Oregon House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Oregon House of Representatives will consist of a primary election on May 20, 2014, and a general election on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 11, 2014. Incumbent Gail Whitsett is unopposed in the Democratic primary.[2]


See also: Oregon House of Representatives elections, 2012

Whitsett won election in the 2012 election for Oregon House District 56. Whitsett defeated Tracey Liskey in the May 15 Republican primary and was unopposed in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012. Incumbent Republican William Garrard did not seek re-election.[3]

Oregon House of Representatives, District 56 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngGail Whitsett 52.7% 4,971
Tracey Liskey 47.3% 4,456
Total Votes 9,427

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Whitsett is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Whitsett raised a total of $89,262 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 14, 2013.[4]

Gail Whitsett's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Oregon State House, District 56 Won $89,262
Grand Total Raised $89,262


Whitsett won election to the Oregon State House in 2012. During that election cycle, Whitsett raised a total of $89,262.


Whitsett and her husband, Doug, have three children.

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Preceded by
William Garrard (R)
Oregon House of Representatives - District 56
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