Joe Tabor

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Joe Tabor
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Candidate for
U.S. House, Oregon, District 2
High schoolCarbondale Community High School
Bachelor'sUniversity of Illinois
ProfessionElectronics Consultant,
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Harry "Joe" Tabor was a 2012 Libertarian candidate who sought election to the U.S. House to represent the 2nd Congressional District of Oregon. He lost to incumbent Greg Walden (R) in the November general election.[1]


Tabor is an alumnus of the University of Illinois, from which he received his B.S. in Electrical Engineering. After graduating from college, he became an electrical engineer and electronics consultant.

An active member of the state's Libertarian Party since the mid-1990's, Tabor has served the party as Judicial Committee Member, Chairperson, and Lobbying Director. Currently, he is the Director/Vice Chairperson of the Libertarian Party in Oregon, a role he has served since 2011.[2]


  • Carbondale Community High School
  • Bachelor's of Science in Electrical Engineering from University of Illinois



See also: Oregon's 2nd Congressional District elections, 2012

Tabor ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent Oregon's 2nd District. Tabor ran on the Libertarian ticket and lost in the general election, in which he faced incumbent Greg Walden (R) and Joyce Segers (D).[1][3]

U.S. House, Oregon District 2 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Joyce Segers 29.1% 96,741
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngGreg Walden Incumbent 68.6% 228,043
     Libertarian Joe Tabor 2.1% 7,025
     Write-In N/A 0.1% 446
Total Votes 332,255
Source: Oregon Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

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