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Jeff Kruse
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Oregon State Senate District 1
Incumbent
In office
2005-Present
Term ends
January 9, 2017
Years in position 9
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$22,596/year
Per diem$129/day
Elections and appointments
Last election2008
First elected2004
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Oregon State House of Representatives
1997-2005
Education
Bachelor'sWillamette University, 1973
Personal
BirthdaySeptember 7, 1951
Place of birthDouglas County, OR
ReligionChristian
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Jeff Kruse (b. September 7, 1951) is a Republican member of the Oregon State Senate, representing District 1. He was first elected to the chamber in 2004.

Kruse served in the Oregon House of Representatives from 1996 to 2004. He previously served as Republican Whip in the Senate.

Biography

Kruse earned his B.S. in Economics from Willamette University in 1973. His professional experience includes working as a supervisor for Oregon Turkey Growers, as a construction worker and the co-owner and farm laborer at Kruse Farms.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Oregon Committee Assignments, 2013
Education and Workforce Development
Health Care and Human Services, Vice Chair
Judiciary

2011-2012

2009-2010

Elections

2012

See also: Oregon State Senate elections, 2012

Kruse won re-election in 2012. Kruse was unopposed in the May 15 Republican primary and defeated Eldon Rollins (D) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[2][3][4]

Oregon State Senate, District 1, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJeff Kruse Incumbent 71.5% 40,361
     Democratic Eldon Rollins 28.5% 16,062
Total Votes 56,423

2008

See also: Oregon State Senate elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Kruse was re-elected to District 1 in the Oregon State Senate, defeating Eldon Rollins (D).[5][6] Kruse raised $84,844 for his campaign, while Rollins raised $3,548.[7]

Oregon State Senate, District 1 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Jeff Kruse (R) 38,366
Eldon Rollins (D) 16,461

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Kruse is available dating back to 1996. Based on available campaign finance records, Kruse raised a total of $576,030 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 12, 2013.[8]

Jeff Kruse's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Oregon State Senate, District 1 Won $108,458
2010 Oregon State Senate, District 1 Not up for election $57,966
2008 Oregon State Senate, District 1 Won $84,844
2006 Oregon State Senate, District 1 Not up for election $-16,256
2004 Oregon State Senate, District 1 Won $70,299
2002 Oregon State House, District 7 Won $140,748
2000 Oregon State House, District 45 Won $59,370
1998 Oregon State House, District 45 Won $34,617
1996 Oregon State House, District 45 Won $35,984
Grand Total Raised $576,030

2012

Kruse won re-election to the Oregon State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Kruse raised a total of $108,458.
Oregon State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Jeff Kruse's campaign in 2012
Oregon Association of Hospitals & Health Systems$5,000
Oregon Health Care Association$3,500
PacificSource Health Plans$3,000
Oregon Education Association$2,750
Associated Oregon Loggers$2,500
Total Raised in 2012$108,458
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Kruse was not up for election to the Oregon State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, Kruse raised a total of $57,966.

2008

Kruse won re-election to the Oregon State Senate in 2008. During that election cycle, Kruse raised a total of $84,844.

2006

Kruse was not up for election to the Oregon State Senate in 2006. During that election cycle, Kruse raised a total of $-16,256.

2004

Kruse won election to the Oregon State Senate in 2004. During that election cycle, Kruse raised a total of $70,299.

2002

Kruse won re-election to the Oregon State House in 2002. During that election cycle, Kruse raised a total of $140,748.

2000

Kruse won re-election to the Oregon State House in 2000. During that election cycle, Kruse raised a total of $59,370.

1998

Kruse won re-election to the Oregon State House in 1998. During that election cycle, Kruse raised a total of $34,617.

1996

Kruse won election to the Oregon State House in 1996. During that election cycle, Kruse raised a total of $35,984.

Personal

Kruse has two children.[1]

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Oregon State Senate District 1
2005–present
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