Oregon State Senate elections, 2000

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Elections for the office of Oregon State Senate consisted of a primary election on May 16, 2000, and a general election on November 7, 2000.[1] Fifteen seats were up for election.

Qualifications

Article 4, Section 8 of the Oregon Constitution states:

  • No person shall be a Senator or Representative who at the time of election is not a citizen of the United States; nor anyone who has not been for one year next preceding the election an inhabitant of the district from which the Senator or Representative may be chosen. However, for purposes of the general election next following the operative date of an apportionment under section 6 of this Article, the person must have been an inhabitant of the district from January 1 of the year following the reapportionment to the date of the election.
  • Senators and Representatives shall be at least twenty one years of age.
  • No person shall be a Senator or Representative who has been convicted of a felony during:
    • The term of office of the person as a Senator or Representative; or
    • The period beginning on the date of the election at which the person was elected to the office of Senator or Representative and ending on the first day of the term of office to which the person was elected.
  • No person is eligible to be elected as a Senator or Representative if that person has been convicted of a felony and has not completed the sentence received for the conviction prior to the date that person would take office if elected. As used in this subsection, “sentence received for the conviction” includes a term of imprisonment, any period of probation or post-prison supervision and payment of a monetary obligation imposed as all or part of a sentence.
  • Notwithstanding sections 11 and 15, Article IV of this Constitution:
    • The office of a Senator or Representative convicted of a felony during the term to which the Senator or Representative was elected or appointed shall become vacant on the date the Senator or Representative is convicted.
    • A person elected to the office of Senator or Representative and convicted of a felony during the period beginning on the date of the election and ending on the first day of the term of office to which the person was elected shall be ineligible to take office and the office shall become vacant on the first day of the next term of office.
  • Subject to subsection (4) of this section, a person who is ineligible to be a Senator or Representative under subsection (3) of this section may:
    • Be a Senator or Representative after the expiration of the term of office during which the person is ineligible; and
    • Be a candidate for the office of Senator or Representative prior to the expiration of the term of office during which the person is ineligible.
  • No person shall be a Senator or Representative who at all times during the term of office of the person as a Senator or Representative is not an inhabitant of the district from which the Senator or Representative may be chosen or has been appointed to represent. A person shall not lose status as an inhabitant of a district if the person is absent from the district for purposes of business of the Legislative Assembly. Following the operative date of an apportionment under section 6 of this Article, until the expiration of the term of office of the person, a person may be an inhabitant of any district.

Campaign contributions

See also: State-by-state comparison of donations to state senate campaigns

This chart shows how many candidates ran for state senate in Oregon in past years and the cumulative amount of campaign contributions in state senate races, including contributions in both primary and general election contests. All figures come from Follow The Money.[2]

Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2012 37 $7,962,888
2010 41 $8,704,179
2008 29 $2,779,111
2006 40 $6,103,385
2004 36 $7,016,263
2002 37 $6,330,449
2000 30 $5,255,383

During the 2000 election, the total contributions to the 30 Senate candidates was $5,255,383. The top 10 contributors were:[3]

2000 Donors, Oregon State Senate
Donor Amount
Senate Democratic Leadership Fund of Oregon $602,496
Senate Republican Leadership Fund of Oregon $414,678
Friends Of Gene Derfler $257,246
Oregon Education Association $256,098
Oregon Forest Industries Council $139,350
Oregon Victory Cmte $120,000
Associated Oregon Industries $100,660
Service Employees Local 503 $100,242
21St Century Fund $90,000
Fahey, Pat $67,500

List of candidates

District 2

Democratic Party May 16 Democratic primary:
  • Terry Thompson Approveda
Republican Party May 16 GOP primary:
  • Gary George Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Terry Thompson: 24,708
Republican Party Gary George: 25,137 Green check mark transparent.png

District 4

Democratic Party May 16 Democratic primary:
  • Ryan Deckert Approveda
Republican Party May 16 GOP primary:
  • Eileen Qutub Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Ryan Deckert: 28,437 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Eileen Qutub: 24,999
Libertarian Party Pavel Goberman: 1,208

District 6

Democratic Party May 16 Democratic primary:
  • Ginny Burdick Approveda
Republican Party May 16 GOP primary:
  • No candidates filed.

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Ginny Burdick Green check mark transparent.png

District 7

Democratic Party May 16 Democratic primary:
  • Kate Brown Approveda
Republican Party May 16 GOP primary:
  • No candidates filed.

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Kate Brown: 36,827 Green check mark transparent.png
Independent Socialist Party of Oregon - Charley Nims: 3,491

District 8

Democratic Party May 16 Democratic primary:
  • Margaret Carter: 9,585 Approveda
  • Evie Crowell: 2,867
Republican Party May 16 GOP primary:
  • No candidates filed.

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Margaret Carter: 29,053 Green check mark transparent.png
Green Party Whitney Smith: 7,074

District 10

Democratic Party May 16 Democratic primary:
  • Avel Louise Gordly Approveda
Republican Party May 16 GOP primary:
  • No candidates filed.

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Avel Louise Gordly: 34,353 Green check mark transparent.png
Constitution Party Roy Burkett: 5,892

District 11

Democratic Party May 16 Democratic primary:
  • Chris Gorsek Approveda
Republican Party May 16 GOP primary:
  • John Minnis Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Chris Gorsek: 20,302
Republican Party John Minnis: 25,932 Green check mark transparent.png
Independent Socialist Party of Oregon - Art Scarborough: 608

District 15

Democratic Party May 16 Democratic primary:
  • Roger Pike Approveda
Republican Party May 16 GOP primary:
  • Roger Beyer: 8,528 Approveda
  • Juley Gianella: 3,037

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Roger Pike: 13,519
Republican Party Roger Beyer: 26,917 Green check mark transparent.png

District 23

Democratic Party May 16 Democratic primary:
  • Larry Mack (write-in) Approveda
Republican Party May 16 GOP primary:
  • Bill Fisher Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Larry Mack: 14,566
Republican Party Bill Fisher: 32,921 Green check mark transparent.png

District 24

Democratic Party May 16 Democratic primary:
  • Paul Litty: 3,052
  • Roger McCorkle: 9,075 Approveda
Republican Party May 16 GOP primary:
  • Ken Messerle Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Roger McCorkle: 22,796
Republican Party Ken Messerle: 25,869 Green check mark transparent.png

District 25

Democratic Party May 16 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party May 16 GOP primary:
  • Jason Atkinson: 10,888 Approveda
  • Pat Fahey: 6,418

November 7 General election candidates:

Republican Party Jason Atkinson Green check mark transparent.png

District 27

Democratic Party May 16 Democratic primary:
  • Anne Philiben Approveda
Republican Party May 16 GOP primary:
  • Bev Clarno Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Anne Philiben: 19,164
Republican Party Bev Clarno: 44,559 Green check mark transparent.png

District 28

Democratic Party May 16 Democratic primary:
  • Vern Cook Approveda
Republican Party May 16 GOP primary:
  • Ted Ferrioli Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Vern Cook: 16,749
Republican Party Ted Ferrioli: 31,163 Green check mark transparent.png

District 29

Democratic Party May 16 Democratic primary:
  • Bill Hays: 2,979
  • Bill George Duncan: 3,302 Approveda
Republican Party May 16 GOP primary:
  • David Nelson Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Bill George Duncan: 10,601
Republican Party David Nelson: 27,125 Green check mark transparent.png

District 30

Democratic Party May 16 Democratic primary:
  • Debra James Approveda
Republican Party May 16 GOP primary:
  • Steve Harper: 9,095 Approveda
  • Denny Jones: 6,246

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Debra James: 11,841
Republican Party Steve Harper: 29,826 Green check mark transparent.png

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