|Oregon House of Representatives District 30|
|January 8, 2017|
|Years in position||2|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 4, 2014|
|First elected||November 6, 2012|
|Bachelor's||Portland State University|
|Master's||Portland State University|
|Ph.D.||University of Denver, 1978|
|Service/branch||U.S. Air Force|
|Profession||Owner, Western Research Associates/Professor|
Gallegos earned his B.S. in Psychology from Portland State University, his master's degree in Social Work from Portland State University and his Ph.D. in Social Welfare from the University of Denver in 1978. His professional experience includes serving as President of Western Research Associates and Professor Emeritus at the University of Portland from 1988 to 2011. Gallegos served in the United States Air Force.
2015 legislative session
At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, Gallegos served on the following committees:
|Oregon Committee Assignments, 2015|
|• Consumer Protection and Government Effectiveness|
|• Higher Education, Innovation and Workforce Development, Vice-Chair|
|• Human Services and Housing|
In the 2013-2014 legislative session, Gallegos served on the following committees:
|Oregon Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Higher Education and Workforce Development|
|• Human Services and Housing|
Gallegos' campaign website highlighted the following issues:
A quality public education
- Excerpt: "That’s why I will fight to cut waste and make sure more of our funding goes to schools, so we can reduce class sizes and eliminate teacher layoffs."
Local Jobs and Local Opportunity
- Excerpt: "I’ll support legislation that will require Oregon to give its business to local companies so that our hard earned tax dollars create jobs here at home – not out of state. And to make sure that Oregonians are ready for work, I’ll support the creation of partnerships between colleges and businesses to better prepare our students to compete for good-paying jobs right here in our own neighborhoods."
Fighting for Healthy Families
- Excerpt: "I also won’t be afraid to defend the interests of middle class families when they’re under attack by special interests. That’s why I’ll fight to insure that the state’s new health exchange plan is implemented properly and will seek other cost-saving approaches to health care as well."
Elections for the office of Oregon House of Representatives 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. Incumbent Joe Gallegos was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Dan Mason was unopposed in the Republican primary. Gallegos also ran on the Independent Party ticket. Kyle Markley ran as a Libertarian candidate. Gallegos defeated Mason and Markley in the general election.
Gallegos won election in the 2012 election for Oregon House District 30. He replaced Adriana Canas on the ballot after she withdrew in June. Gallegos defeated incumbent Shawn Lindsay (R) and Kyle Markley (L) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.
|Oregon House of Representatives, District 30, General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Shawn Lindsay Incumbent||44.7%||11,096|
Comprehensive donor information for Gallegos is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Gallegos raised a total of $648,343 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 13, 2013.
|Joe Gallegos's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Oregon State House, District 30||$648,343|
|Grand Total Raised||$648,343|
2012Gallegos won election to the Oregon State House in 2012. During that election cycle, Gallegos raised a total of $648,343.
|Oregon State House 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Joe Gallegos's campaign in 2012|
|Building Trades PAC||$241,054|
|Service Employees Local 530||$102,222|
|Oregon Democratic Party||$85,948|
|Oregon Public Employees Local 530||$29,799|
|Oregon Education Association||$28,500|
|Total Raised in 2012||$648,343|
|Source:Follow the Money|
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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.
- Oregon Farm Bureau: 2013 Senate Votes
- Oregon Farm Bureau: 2013 House Votes
- Oregon Farm Bureau: 2014 State Legislative Summary
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- American Federation of Teachers-Oregon: 2013 Scorecard
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- Oregon AFSCME: 2013 Report Card on the Oregon Legislature
- Senators were scored on 14 key bills, while Representatives were graded on 17 bills.
Gallegos and his wife, Sheila, have one daughter.
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- Joe Gallegos on Facebook
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign contributions via Follow the Money: 2012
- Project Vote Smart, "Biography of Rep. Gallegos," accessed May 25, 2014
- Elect Joe Gallegos, "Priorities," accessed August 29, 2014
- Oregon Secretary of State, "Official Results - May 20, 2014 Primary Election," accessed July 8, 2014
- Oregon Secretary of State, "Candidate Filing," accessed March 17, 2014
- Oregon Live, "Democrat Adriana Canas drops candidacy against Oregon Rep. Shawn Lindsay of Hillsboro," June 19, 2012
- Oregon Secretary of State, "Candidate Filings for the House," accessed April 11, 2012
- Oregon Secretary of State, "Oregon State House Official Primary Results for 2012," accessed May 15, 2014
- Oregon Secretary of State, "Oregon State House Official General Results for 2012," accessed May 24, 2014
- followthemoney.org, "Gallegos, Joe," accessed June 13, 2013
- Oregonlive.com, "Joseph Gallegos wins Democratic nomination for Hillsboro legislative seat," accessed October 4, 2012
Shawn Lindsay (R)
|Oregon House of Representatives - District 30
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