John Davis (Oregon)

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John Davis
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Oregon House of Representatives District 26
In office
Term ends
January 12, 2015
Years in position 1
Deputy Minority Leader, Oregon House of Representatives
Base salary$22,596/year
Per diem$129/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sGeorge Fox University
J.D.Willamette University College of Law
Office website
Campaign website
John Davis is a Republican member of the Oregon House of Representatives, representing District 26. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012. He currently serves as Deputy Minority Leader.


Davis earned his B.A. from George Fox University and his J.D. from Willamette University College of Law. His professional experience includes work as a clerk at the General Counsel's Office at Willamette University and as the creator of the Northwest Small Business Law Blog.[1]

Committee assignments


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

Oregon Committee Assignments, 2013
Land Use
Transportation and Economic Development



See also: Oregon House of Representatives elections, 2014

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. Eric Squires was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Incumbent John Davis was unopposed in the Republican primary. Davis ran on the Independent ticket and Squires ran on the Working Families Party ticket. Chuck Huntting ran as a Libertarian candidate. Davis defeated Squires and Huntting in the general election.[2][3]


See also: Oregon House of Representatives elections, 2012

Davis won election in the 2012 election for Oregon House District 26. David was selected to replace incumbent Matt Wingard on the ballot after Wingard withdrew from the race in June. Davis defeated Wynne Wakkila (D) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[4][5]

Oregon House of Representatives, District 26, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Davis 55.6% 15,141
     Democratic Wynne Wakkila 44.4% 12,096
Total Votes 27,237

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Davis is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Davis raised a total of $104,511 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 13, 2013.[6]

John Davis's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Oregon State House, District 26 Won $104,511
Grand Total Raised $104,511


Davis won election to the Oregon State House in 2012. During that election cycle, Davis raised a total of $104,511.
Oregon State House 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to John Davis's campaign in 2012
Bisenius, James$10,500
Oregon Healthcare Association$7,900
Oregon Soft Drink Association$4,000
New Media Northwest$3,000
Associated Oregon Industries$3,000
Total Raised in 2012$104,511
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.

  • Legislators are scored based on their voting record for bills that impacted the businesses of family farmers and ranchers.
  • Legislators are scored based on their voting record for issues that are important to AFT-Oregon. Priorities of the organization are based on the issues most important to its members working lives.
  • Legislators are scored based on their voting record for bills relating to the business community.
  • Legislators are scored based on their voting record for bills relating to civil liberties.
  • Legislators are scored based on their record in advocating for and advancing Oregon's public schools.
  • Legislators are scored based on their voting record for bills relating to Oregon's public schools.
  • Legislators are scored based on their voting record for bills relating to conservation.
  • Senators were scored on 14 key bills, while Representatives were graded on 17 bills.



In 2014, Davis' endorsements included the following:[7]

  • Stand For Children
  • Oregon Chiefs of Police Association
  • Sheriffs of Oregon PAC
  • NFIB (National Federation of Independent Business)/Oregon Save America’s Free Enterprise Trust
  • Oregon Business Association

  • Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce PAC
  • Wilsonville Area Chamber of Commerce PAC
  • FirstVOTE PAC
  • Taxpayer Association of Oregon PAC
  • Oregon Republican Party


Davis and his wife, Sarah, have one child.[1]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Matt Wingard (R)
Oregon House of Representatives - District 26
Succeeded by