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James Leuenberger
Former candidate for
U.S. Senate, Oregon
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sArizona State University
J.D.University of Idaho
Personal website
James Leuenberger was a 2014 Constitution Party candidate who sought election to the U.S. Senate from Oregon.[1] He was defeated by incumbent Jeff Merkley (D) in the general election on November 4, 2014.[2]

Leuenberger was a Libertarian candidate for Oregon attorney general in the 2012 elections.[3]


Leuenberger received his bachelor's degree in finance from Arizona State University and his law degree from the University of Idaho. After graduating from law school, he spent five years as a banker. He was a clerk on the Idaho Court of Appeals from 1987-1989, after which he was appointed Deputy Attorney General of Idaho. He served in that position until 1991, and then he segued back into private sector work as an attorney.[4]



See also: United States Senate elections in Oregon, 2014

Leuenberger ran in the 2014 election for the U.S. Senate, representing Oregon.[1] He lost to incumbent Jeff Merkley (D) in the general election on November 4, 2014.[2]

U.S. Senate, Oregon General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJeff Merkley Incumbent 55.7% 814,537
     Republican Monica Wehby 36.9% 538,847
     Libertarian Mike Montchalin 3.1% 44,916
     Constitution James Leuenberger 1.7% 24,212
     Green Christina Jean Lugo 2.2% 32,434
     Miscellaneous Miscellaneous 0.5% 6,672
Total Votes 1,461,618
Source: Oregon Secretary of State


See also: Oregon attorney general election, 2012

Leuenberger ran for Attorney General of Oregon in 2012. He was defeated by incumbent interim attorney general Ellen Rosenblum (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[3][5]

Attorney General of Oregon General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngEllen Rosenblum Incumbent 56.3% 917,627
     Republican James Buchal 39.2% 639,363
     Libertarian James Leuenberger 2.8% 45,451
     Progressive Chris Henry 1.7% 28,187
Total Votes 1,630,628
Election Results via Oregon Secretary of State.

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