Shemia Fagan

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Shemia Fagan
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Oregon House of Representatives District 51
In office
Term ends
January 12, 2015
Years in position 1
Base salary$22,596/year
Per diem$129/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
High schoolThe Dalles Wahtonka High School
J.D.Lewis & Clark Law School
Office website
Campaign website
Shemia Fagan is a Democratic member of the Oregon House of Representatives, representing District 51. She was first elected to the chamber in 2012.


Fagan earned her J.D. from Lewis and Clark Law School in 2009. Her professional experience includes working as a Business Attorney at Ater Wynne.[1]

Committee assignments


At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Fagan served on the following committees:

Oregon Committee Assignments, 2013
Business and Labor
Veterans and Emergency Preparedness, Vice Chair



See also: Oregon House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Oregon House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election took place on May 20, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 11, 2014. Incumbent Shemia Fagan was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Jodi Bailey defeated Brandon Miles in the Republican primary. Bailey ran on the Libertarian party and Independent tickets and Fagan ran on the Working Families Party ticket. Fagan defeated Bailey in the general election.[2][3]


See also: Oregon House of Representatives elections, 2012

Fagan won election in the 2012 election for Oregon House District 51. Fagan was unopposed in the May 15 Democratic primary and defeated incumbent Patrick Sheehan (R) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[4][5][6]

Oregon House of Representatives, District 51, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngShemia Fagan 52.9% 12,584
     Republican Patrick Sheehan Incumbent 47.1% 11,199
Total Votes 23,783

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Fagan is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Fagan raised a total of $769,857 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 14, 2013.[7]

Shemia Fagan's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Oregon State House, District 51 Won $769,857
Grand Total Raised $769,857


Fagan won election to the Oregon State House in 2012. During that election cycle, Fagan raised a total of $769,857.
Oregon State House 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Shemia Fagan's campaign in 2012
Building Trades PAC$248,697
Oregon Democratic Party$98,885
Service Employees Local 530$79,834
Working Families Party of Oregon$35,472
Oregon Education Association$31,456
Total Raised in 2012$769,857
Source:Follow the Money


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In 2013, the 77th Oregon State Legislature, first session, was in session from February 4 to July 9. In 2014, the 77th Oregon State Legislature, second session, was in session from February 3 to March 10.

  • Legislators are scored based on their voting record for bills that impacted the businesses of family farmers and ranchers.
  • Legislators are scored based on their voting record for issues that are important to AFT-Oregon. Priorities of the organization are based on the issues most important to its members working lives.
  • Legislators are scored based on their voting record for bills relating to the business community.
  • Legislators are scored based on their voting record for bills relating to civil liberties.
  • Legislators are scored based on their record in advocating for and advancing Oregon's public schools.
  • Legislators are scored based on their voting record for bills relating to Oregon's public schools.
  • Legislators are scored based on their voting record for bills relating to conservation.
  • Senators were scored on 14 key bills, while Representatives were graded on 17 bills.



In 2014, Fagan's endorsements included the following:[8]

  • Oregon Education Association
  • American Federation of Teachers-Oregon
  • Oregon School Employees Association
  • Clackamas County Sheriff Craig Roberts
  • Multnomah County Sheriff Dan Staton

  • Multnomah County District Attorney Rod Underhill
  • Oregon End Violence Against Women PAC
  • Oregon State Police Officers Association
  • Oregon State Fire Fighters Council
  • Clackamas County Fire Fighters, Local 1159


Fagan and her husband, Richard, have one child.[1]

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