Oregon 2010 legislative election results

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2010 Legislative Election Results

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Oregon State Senate Election Results

This page contains macro-level election results and analysis for the Oregon State Senate. For results in individual contests see our Oregon State Senate elections, 2010 page. The following is a breakdown of the state senate before and after the election:

Oregon State Senate
Party As of November 1, 2010 After the 2010 Election
     Democratic Party 18 16
     Republican Party 12 14
Total 30 30

What You'll See on This Page

This page will display the following lists of candidates

  • Incumbents who ran on November 2
  • Incumbents who were defeated
  • Challengers who defeated an incumbent
  • Newly elected senators
  • List of all winners
  • Unopposed candidates
  • Third party candidates

State Senate Overview:

  • 16 of the state's 30 senate seats were up for election in 2010.
  • 14 incumbents ran in the November 2 general election. Only 1 incumbents lost, and thus 13 incumbents were re-elected to the Oregon State Senate.
  • No Republican incumbents lost in the general election, while 1 Democratic incumbent lost.
  • There will be 3 new senators sworn-in. Of those 3, 1 is a Democrat and 2 are Republicans
  • Of the 16 seats up for election, 10 were won by Democrats and 6 by Republicans.
  • No candidates were unopposed in 2010.
  • Only 1 candidates ran as an independent or third party candidate in the general election.

Incumbency Analysis

Betsy Johnson was appointed to the Oregon State Senate in 2005

Of the 1,167 state senate seats up for election in 2010, incumbents ran for 894 (76.6%) of them. Of these 894, 94 lost their re-election bids, 89 Democrats and 5 Republicans. In Oregon, 2 incumbent senators did not run for re-election on the November 2 ballot, while 14 incumbents (87.5%) ran for re-election. Of these 14 incumbents, 1 was defeated.

Incumbents who ran on November 2

The following is a list of all of the incumbents who ran on the November 2 general election ballot:

Martha Schrader, first appointed to the state senate in 2009, was defeated in 2010.

Incumbents defeated

The following is a list of incumbents defeated on November 2:


CandidatePartyDistrict
Martha SchraderDemocraticOregon State Senate District 20

Challengers who beat an incumbent

The following is a list of challengers who defeated an incumbent on November 2:


CandidatePartyDistrict
Alan Olsen

New State Senators and General Election Winners

388 new senators were elected across the country. This includes challengers who defeated incumbents as well as candidates who won open seats. Of these 388, 278 were Republicans and 110 were Democrats. In Oregon, 3 new senators will be sworn-in. Of those 3, 1 is a Democrat and 2 are Republicans. In the 2 open seat contests, Republicans won 1 and Democrats won 1. In total, Oregon elected 16 senators, 7 Republicans and 10 Democrats.

Newly elected senators

Charlie Smith Dannelly was appointed to the senate in 1999. He was re-elected in 2010.

The following are the newly-elected members of the Oregon State Senate:

Democratic

Republican

Open Seat Winners

The following is a list of candidates who won election in seats where no incumbent was running:

Democratic

Republican

Bruce Starr was first elected to the senate in 1998. He was re-elected in 2010.

Candidates who won election

The following is a list of all candidates elected to the Oregon State Senate:

Democratic

Republican

Competitiveness

Across the nation, 1,167 state senate seats were up for election in 2010. 1,143 of those seats were partisan seats (24 seats were up for election in Nebraska's nonpartisan unicameral legislature). In 320 (28.0%) of these state senate contests, there was a major party candidate with no major party opposition. In Oregon, no senate candidates were unopposed.

Ballot Access

Across the nation, 140 independent or third party candidates ran for state senate. In Oregon, 1 (6.25%) of the 16 senate candidates ran as an independent or third party candidate. None were elected in the November 2 general election.

Third party candidates

The following is a list of third party and independent candidates who ran in 2010:

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Oregon State House Election Results

This page contains macro-level election results and analysis for the Oregon House of Representatives. For results in individual contests, see our Oregon House of Representatives elections, 2010. The following is a breakdown of the state house before and after the election:

Oregon House of Representatives
Party As of November 1, 2010 After the 2010 Election
     Democratic Party 36 30
     Republican Party 24 30
Total 60 60

What You'll See on This Page

This page will display the following lists of candidates

  • Incumbents who ran on November 2
  • Incumbents who were defeated
  • Challengers who defeated an incumbent
  • Newly elected senators
  • List of all winners
  • Unopposed candidates
  • Third party candidates

State House Overview:

  • There were 54 incumbents who ran in the November 2 general election. Only 3 incumbents lost, and thus 51 incumbents were re-elected to the Oregon House of Representatives.
  • No Republican incumbents lost in the general election, while 3 incumbent Democratic incumbent lost.
  • There will be 9 new representatives sworn-in. Of those 9, none are Democrats and 9 are Republicans
  • Of the 60 seats up for election, 30 were won by Democrats and 30 by Republicans.
  • 5 candidates were unopposed, 1 Democrat and 4 Republicans.
  • Only 7 candidates ran as an independent or third party candidate in the general election.

Incumbency Analysis

Of the 4,958 state house seats up for election, incumbents ran in the general election for 4,091 (79.5%) of them. Of these 4,091 incumbents, 413 lost their re-election bids, 403 Democrats and 10 Republicans. In Oregon, 104 (86.7%) incumbents ran for re-election. Of these 54, 3 incumbent representatives were defeated. All 3 incumbents were Democrats.

Incumbents who ran on November 2

The following is a list of all of the incumbents who ran on the November 2 general election ballot:

Incumbents defeated

The following is a list of incumbents defeated on November 2:


CandidatePartyDistrict
Judy StieglerDemocraticOregon State House District 54
Nick KahlDemocraticOregon State House District 49
Suzanne VanOrmanDemocraticOregon State House District 52

Challengers who beat an incumbent

The following is a list of challengers who defeated an incumbent on November 2:


CandidatePartyDistrict
Jason Conger
Mark Johnson (Oregon)
Matthew Wand

New Representatives and General Election Winners

1,345 new representatives were elected across the country. This includes challengers who defeated incumbents as well as candidates who won open seats. Of these 1,345, 988 were Republicans and 357 were Democrats. In Oregon, 9 new representatives will be sworn-in. Of those 9, none are Democrats and 9 are Republicans. In the 4 open seat contests, Republicans won all 4. In total, Oregon elected 60 representatives, 30 Republicans and 30 Democrats.

Newly elected representatives

The following are the newly-elected members of the Oregon House of Representatives:

Democratic

There are no newly-elected Democrats in the Oregon House of Representatives.

Republican

Open Seat Winners

The following is a list of candidates who won election in seats where no incumbent was running:

Republican

Candidates who won election

The following is a list of all candidates elected to the Oregon House of Representatives:

Democratic

Republican

Competitiveness

Across the nation, 4,958 state house seats were up for election in 2010. In 1,680 (33.9%) of these state house contests, there was a major party candidate with no major party opposition. In Oregon, 44 candidates (36.7% of all seats) faced no major party opposition. Of these 44, 13 were Democrats and 31 were Republicans.

Unopposed candidates in general election

The following candidates did not face major party competition:

Democratic

Republican

Ballot Access

In Oregon, 5 (2.5%) of the 202 house candidates ran as independent or third party candidates. One candidate, Bert Jones, won election in the November 2 general election.

Third party candidates

The following is a list of third party and independent candidates who ran in 2010: