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John Sweeney
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Candidate for
Oregon House of Representatives Distict 42
High schoolKubasaki High School
Bachelor'sPortland Community College
Military service
Service/branchOregon National Guard
ProfessionLand management consultant, activist
John Sweeney is a 2014 Democratic candidate for District 42 of the Oregon House of Representatives.

Sweeney was a 2012 Democratic candidate who sought election to the U.S. House to represent the 2nd Congressional District of Oregon.[1]



See also: Oregon House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Oregon House of Representatives will consist of a primary election on May 20, 2014, and a general election on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 11, 2014. John Sweeney will face Kathleen O'Brien, Dan Shaw, Rob Nosse, Don Gavitte, and Teddy Keizer in the Democratic primary.[2]


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

Sweeney ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent Oregon's 2nd District. Sweeney was defeated in seeking the nomination on the Democratic ticket. The signature filing deadline for candidates wishing to run was March 6, 2012. Sweeney was defeated by Joyce Segers in the Democratic primary to unseat incumbent Rep. Greg Walden (R).[3]

U.S. House, Oregon District 2 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJoyce Segers 77.9% 31,157
John Sweeney 22.1% 8,825
Total Votes 39,982


In 2010, Sweeney ran in the primary for the Democratic nomination against incumbent Rep. Earl Blumenauer. Sweeney lost the primary, however, with about 8 percent of the vote.[4]

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