Gene Whisnant

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Gene Whisnant
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Oregon House of Representatives District 53
Incumbent
In office
2003-Present
Term ends
January 12, 2015
Years in position 11
PartyRepublican
Leadership
Assistant Minority Leader, Oregon House of Representatives
2014-present
Compensation
Base salary$22,596/year
Per diem$129/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2002
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1966
Master'sUniversity of Arkansas, 1976
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Air Force
Years of service1966-1993
Personal
BirthdayDecember 8, 1943
Place of birthCaroleen, NC
ReligionEpiscopalian
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Gene Whisnant (b. December 8, 1943) is a Republican member of the Oregon House of Representatives, representing District 53. He was first appointed to the chamber on September 5, 2003, to replace Rep. Ben Westlund, who resigned to take a seat in the Oregon State Senate. He currently serves as Assistant Minority Leader.

Whisnant has held several positions in the Republican party, including Precinct 16 Precinct Person, Deschutes County Precinct Person, Chair of the Deschutes County Republican Party, alternate delegate and treasurer. He is also a member of the Sunriver Board of Directors.

Biography

Whinsant attended the Air Command and Staff College and the National Defense College. He earned his B.A. in Journalism from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and his M.A. in International Affairs from the University of Arkansas.

Whisnant served as a Colonel in the United States Air Force. In that position he served as Deputy Director of the Armed Forces Information Service. He was also a Diplomat/Defense and Air Attache at the United States Embassy in Belgrade, Yugoslavia. Whisnant was a trainee in the Defense Intelligence Agency, and Program Manager, Deputy Under Secretary of Defense, International Programs. This experience includes being a Staff Officer in the Office of Deputy Secretary of Defense and Liaison, and in the Office of Vice Chief of Staff in the Air Force.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

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

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Elections

2014

See also: Oregon House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Oregon House of Representatives will take place in 2014. A primary election took place May 20, 2014. The general election will take place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 11, 2014. Incumbent Gene Whisnant was unopposed in the Republican primary. He is also running as a write-in candidate on the Democratic party ticket. Whisnant is unchallenged in the general election.[2][3]

2012

See also: Oregon House of Representatives elections, 2012

Whisnant won re-election in the 2012 election for Oregon House of Representatives District 53. Whisnant was unopposed in the May 15 Republican primary and was unopposed in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[4][5][6]

2010

See also: Oregon House of Representatives elections, 2010

Whisnant won re-election to District 53 in 2010. He had no primary opposition but was challenged by John Huddle in the general election which took place on November 2, 2010.[7][8]

Oregon State House, District 53
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Gene Whisnant (R) 21,532
John Huddle (D) 8,012

2008

See also: Oregon House of Representatives elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Whisnant won re-election to Oregon State House District 53.[9][10]

Oregon State House District 53
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Gene Whisnant (R) 22,058
Ruel (D) 10,753
Misc. 50

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Whisnant is available dating back to 2004. Based on available campaign finance records, Whisnant raised a total of $528,449 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 14, 2013.[11]

Gene Whisnant's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Oregon State House, District 53 Won $93,662
2010 Oregon State House, District 53 Won $108,812
2008 Oregon State House, District 53 Won $156,863
2006 Oregon State House, District 53 Won $103,696
2004 Oregon State House, District 53 Won $65,416
Grand Total Raised $528,449

2012

Whisnant won re-election to the Oregon State House in 2012. During that election cycle, Whisnant raised a total of $93,662.
Oregon State House 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Gene Whisnant's campaign in 2012
AT&T$3,500
Credit Union Association of Oregon$3,000
Oregon Reagan PAC$2,500
Associated Oregon Loggers$2,500
Oregon Optometric Public Affairs Council$2,000
Total Raised in 2012$93,662
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Whisnant won re-election to the Oregon State House in 2010. During that election cycle, Whisnant raised a total of $108,812.

2008

Whisnant won re-election to the Oregon State House in 2008. During that election cycle, Whisnant raised a total of $156,863.

2006

Whisnant won re-election to the Oregon State House in 2006. During that election cycle, Whisnant raised a total of $103,696.

2004

Whisnant won re-election to the Oregon State House in 2004. During that election cycle, Whisnant raised a total of $65,416.

Personal

Whisnant and his wife, Josie, have one child.[12]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Ben Westlund
Oregon House of Representatives - District 53
2003–present
Succeeded by
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