Oregon Ballot Measure 39
was on the November 7, 2006
ballot in Oregon
as an initiated state statute
, where it was approved
Measure 39 prohibits any public entity in Oregon from using eminent domain to condemn privately-held land or buildings when the action will simply transfer the property to another private party.
The proposal was one of 12 eminent domain-related ballot measures throughout the country on the 2006 ballot.
| Measure 39|
| Yes|| 881,820|| 67.1%|
Ross Day and David J. Hunnicutt.
The campaign for Measure 39 was largely financed by Oregonians In Action, a political action committee that in 2004 successfully supported Oregon Ballot Measure 37.
The Oregon Family Farm Association PAC, which contributed more than half of the money in support of ballot measure 39 and nearly all of the money in support of ballot measure 40, received 82 percent of its funding from seven donors, including Loren Parks. Measure 39 has garnered no organized opposition. Unions and lawyers dominate fundraising in opposition to Measure 40.
Of the $622,160 the Family Farm Association PAC raised, 82% came from seven donors: Loren Parks $200,000 (32.1%); Norman Brenden and Swanson Group, Inc. $60,250 (9.7%) each; A-Dec Dental Equipment and Seneca Sawmill Company $51,250 (8.2%) each; Hire Calling Public Affairs (Jeld-Wen) and Columbia Helicopters/Wes Lematta $43,750 (7.0%) each.
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