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Oregon State Senate elections, 2004

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Elections for the office of Oregon State Senate consisted of a primary election on May 18, 2004, and a general election on November 2, 2004.[1] Seventeen 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 2004 election, the total contributions to the 36 Senate candidates was $7,490,951. The top 10 contributors were:[3]

2004 Donors, Oregon State Senate
Donor Amount
Senate Democratic Leadership Fund $1,056,249
Senate Republican Leadership Fund $623,155
Oregon Education Association $314,612
Oregon Victory Cmte $180,000
Service Employees Local 503 $141,119
Roger Beyer for Senate $135,500
Oregon Healthcare Association $130,446
Oregon Beer & Wine Distributors Association $129,901
Northwest Grocery Association $116,844
Oregon Restaurant Association $103,063

List of candidates

District 1

Democratic Party May 18 Democratic primary:
  • Bruce Cronk Approveda
Republican Party May 18 GOP primary:
  • Jeff Kruse Approveda

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Bruce Cronk: 19,992
Republican Party Jeff Kruse: 38,866 Green check mark transparent.png

District 2

Democratic Party May 18 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party May 18 GOP primary:
  • Jason Atkinson Approveda

November 2 General election candidates:

Republican Party Jason Atkinson Green check mark transparent.png

District 3

Democratic Party May 18 Democratic primary:
  • Alan Bates Approveda
Republican Party May 18 GOP primary:
  • Jim Wright Approveda

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Alan Bates: 32,563 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Jim Wright: 30,101

District 4

Democratic Party May 18 Democratic primary:
  • Floyd Prozanski Approveda
Republican Party May 18 GOP primary:
  • Norm Thomas Approveda

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Floyd Prozanski: 38,211 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Norm Thomas: 23,871

District 5

Democratic Party May 18 Democratic primary:
  • Joanne Verger Approveda
Republican Party May 18 GOP primary:
  • Al Pearn Approveda

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Joanne Verger: 30,460 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Al Pearn: 29,599

District 9

Democratic Party May 18 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party May 18 GOP primary:
  • Roger Beyer Approveda

November 2 General election candidates:

Republican Party Roger Beyer: 38,891 Green check mark transparent.png
Constitution Party Herman Joseph Baurer: 7,631

District 12

Democratic Party May 18 Democratic primary:
  • Hank Franzoni Approveda
Republican Party May 18 GOP primary:
  • Gary George Approveda

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Hank Franzoni: 22,711
Republican Party Gary George: 32,662 Green check mark transparent.png

District 14

Democratic Party May 18 Democratic primary:
  • Ryan Deckert Approveda
Republican Party May 18 GOP primary:
  • Jay Omdahl Approveda

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Ryan Deckert: 34,644 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Jay Omdahl: 19,459

District 18

Democratic Party May 18 Democratic primary:
  • Ginny Burdick Approveda
Republican Party May 18 GOP primary:
  • John Wight Approveda

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Ginny Burdick: 37,540 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party John Wight: 20,502
Libertarian Party Roger F. Garcia: 2,120

District 21

Democratic Party May 18 Democratic primary:
  • Kate Brown Approveda
Republican Party May 18 GOP primary:
  • No candidates filed.

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Kate Brown: 52,278 Green check mark transparent.png
Libertarian Party Theresa Reed: 4,563
Constitution Party Paul deParrie: 3,126

District 22

Democratic Party May 18 Democratic primary:
  • Margaret Carter Approveda
Republican Party May 18 GOP primary:
  • No candidates filed.

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Margaret Carter Green check mark transparent.png

District 23

Democratic Party May 18 Democratic primary:
  • Avel Louise Gordly Approveda
Republican Party May 18 GOP primary:
  • No candidates filed.

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Avel Louise Gordly: 46,345 Green check mark transparent.png
Constitution Party Lou Burbach: 5,894

District 25

Democratic Party May 18 Democratic primary:
  • Laurie Monnes Anderson: 4,423 Approveda
  • Vernon Cook: 1,640
  • Rod Park: 2,915
Republican Party May 18 GOP primary:
  • Ron Sunseri Approveda

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Laurie Monnes Anderson: 26,157 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Ron Sunseri: 23,182

District 27

Democratic Party May 18 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party May 18 GOP primary:
  • Ben Westlund Approveda

November 2 General election candidates:

Republican Party Ben Westlund: 50,840 Green check mark transparent.png
Constitution Party Don Loyd: 9,932

District 28

Democratic Party May 18 Democratic primary:
  • Ross Carroll Approveda
Republican Party May 18 GOP primary:
  • Jeff Ritter: 2,362
  • Doug Whitsett: 8,911 Approveda
  • David Penicook: 3,242

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Ross Carroll: 16,272
Republican Party Doug Whitsett: 38,292 Green check mark transparent.png

District 29

Democratic Party May 18 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party May 18 GOP primary:
  • David Nelson Approveda

November 2 General election candidates:

Republican Party David Nelson Green check mark transparent.png

District 30

Democratic Party May 18 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party May 18 GOP primary:
  • Ted Ferrioli Approveda

November 2 General election candidates:

Republican Party Ted Ferrioli Green check mark transparent.png

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