John Huffman

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John Huffman
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Oregon House of Representatives District 59
Incumbent
In office
2007-Present
Term ends
January 12, 2015
Years in position 7
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$22,596/year
Per diem$129/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
AppointedAugust 27, 2007
Term limitsN/A
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Army
Years of service1979-1984
Personal
ProfessionOwner/Operator, Auto Fix
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
John E. Huffman is a Republican member of the Oregon House of Representatives, representing District 59. He was first appointed to the chamber on August 27, 2007, to replace Rep. John Dallum, who resigned in July 2007.

Biography

Huffman's professional experience includes working in radio broadcasting, managing a pear orchard and being the owner/operator of Auto Fix. Huffman served in the United States Army from 1979 to 1984.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Oregon Committee Assignments, 2013
Education
Higher Education and Workforce Development, Vice Chair
Veterans and Emergency Preparedness
Ways and Means

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Huffman served on these committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Huffman served on these committees:

Issues

Campaign themes

2014

Huffman's campaign website highlights the following issues:[2]

Education Advancement

  • Excerpt: "I see the need and am involved in work to come up with stable funding for our schools, making sure as much of the budget as possible makes it into the classroom. I am building a strong coalition to create more accountability and to reduce class size and while at the same time, rewarding our teachers and students for their hard work."

Healthcare

  • Excerpt: "A successful plan will involve the cooperation of providers, patients, insurance companies and the state. At a minimum, I want to make sure the people who can't afford healthcare, especially kids have access. Finally, working to build a stronger economic climate makes it possible for employers to provide coverage."

Job Creation

  • Excerpt: "I work hard to understand the different interests that drive local economics such as farming and agriculture, small business and technology—one size does not fit all and I am working to ensure a diverse and successful job base."

A Voice for Rural Oregon

  • Excerpt: "I understand how important it is to have a loud, strong voice for Rural Oregon in Salem, it takes persistence and focus. I have been working hard to identify needs and then go after solutions. The key to successful, stronger communities is relationships, and few people are better at building them than I am."

Agriculture and Water

  • Excerpt: "But, agriculture can be even stronger if we allow them. Allow the responsible use of farm and timber practices that have been successfully used for generations—practices that built Oregon! And we must stop creating barriers to doing business and doing it profitably in a global market place."

Elections

2014

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. Incumbent John Huffman defeated Britt Storkson in the Republican primary. He also ran as a write-in candidate on the Democratic party ticket. Huffman was unchallenged in the general election.[3][4]

2012

See also: Oregon House of Representatives elections, 2012

Huffman won re-election in the 2012 election for Oregon House of Representatives District 59. Huffman was unopposed in the May 15 Republican primary and defeated Gary Ollerenshaw (D) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[5][6][7]

Oregon House of Representatives, District 59, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Huffman Incumbent 66.8% 17,466
     Democratic Gary Ollerenshaw 33.2% 8,678
Total Votes 26,144

2010

See also: Oregon House of Representatives elections, 2010

Huffman won re-election to District 59 in 2010. She defeated Britt Storkson in the March 9 primary elections, receiving 5,961 votes while Storkson received 458. Huffman was challenged by Will Boettner in the general election which took place on November 2, 2010.[8][9]

Oregon State House, District 59
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png John Huffman (R) 15,033
Will Boettner (D) 6,565

2008

See also: Oregon House of Representatives elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Huffman was elected to Oregon State House District 59.[10][11]

Oregon State House District 59
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png John Huffman (R) 15,107
Ahern (D) 10,417
Misc. 43

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Huffman is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, Huffman raised a total of $539,905 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 14, 2013.[12]

John Huffman's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Oregon State House, District 59 Won $107,184
2010 Oregon State House, District 59 Won $105,233
2008 Oregon State House, District 59 Won $327,488
Grand Total Raised $539,905

2012

Huffman won re-election to the Oregon State House in 2012. During that election cycle, Huffman raised a total of $107,184.
Oregon State House 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to John Huffman's campaign in 2012
Oregon Healthcare Association$5,000
Coalition for a Healthy Oregon$5,000
Oregon Association of Broadcasters$3,500
Knight, Philip H.$2,500
AT&T$2,500
Total Raised in 2012$107,184
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Huffman won re-election to the Oregon State House in 2010. During that election cycle, Huffman raised a total of $105,233.

2008

Huffman won election to the Oregon State House in 2008. During that election cycle, Huffman raised a total of $327,488.

Scorecards

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2013-2014

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.

2011-2012

In 2011, the 76th Oregon State Legislature, first session, was in session from February 1 to June 30. In 2012, the 76th Oregon State Legislature, second session, was in session from February 1 to March 6.

  • Legislators are scored based on their voting record for bills pertaining to animals.
  • Legislators are scored based on their voting record for bills relating to civil liberties.
  • 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.
  • Legislators are scored based on their voting record for issues that are important to to specific locals or to Council 75 as a whole.

Endorsements

2014

In 2014, Huffman's endorsements include the following:[13]

  • Oregon Nurses' Assoc.
  • AG-PAC
  • Oregon Farm Bureau
  • National Rifle Assoc.
  • Oregon Loggers Inc.

  • Oregon Cattle PAC
  • Oregon Right to Life
  • Oregon Business Assoc.
  • Oregon Moms Building Excellent Schools together
  • The Bend Bulletin

Personal

Huffman and his wife, Korina, have eight children.[1]

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Political offices
Preceded by
John Dallum
Oregon House of Representatives - District 59
2007–present
Succeeded by
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