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Steve Newgard

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Steve Newgard
Former candidate for
Oregon House of Representatives District 40
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sOregon State University
Campaign website
Steve Newgard was a 2014 Republican candidate for District 40 of the Oregon House of Representatives.

Newgard was a 2012 Republican candidate for District 40 of the Oregon House of Representatives.


Campaign themes


Newgard's campaign website highlighted the following issues:[1]

One of Us, Working For All of Us

  • Excerpt: "Steve knows the people in our community and he knows the issues that are important. Steve is one of us and he will work for all of us as our State Representative."

Teaching Our Kids Their Education Matters

  • Excerpt: "We need more schooling options available to families whose children are being ignored or left behind in the classroom and students need to come first so they’re in the classroom learning instead of at home because of furlough days."

Prioritizing Our Needs

  • Excerpt: "As our State Representative, Steve will set new, realistic spending boundaries without raising taxes on families already hit hard by the economy."

Working Across Party Lines to Solve Our Problems

  • Excerpt: "As your State Representative, Steve Newgard will work across party lines to help create jobs, improve education, support public safety and take care of our veterans and seniors. He’ll fight for these issues and the people affected by them."

Helping Our Veterans

  • Excerpt: "Steve is committed to helping veterans find work when they return from deployment, navigate the challenges of getting medical or psychological help and honoring their service and their sacrifices. He will make sure our veterans are taken care of because they have taken care of our freedoms and our liberty."



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 Brent Barton was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Steve Newgard was unopposed in the Republican primary. Barton also ran on the Working Families Party ticket. Barton defeated Newgard in the general election.[2][3]

Oregon House of Representatives District 40, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngBrent Barton Incumbent 53.7% 12,994
     Republican Steve Newgard 45.7% 11,059
     None Miscellaneous 0.5% 126
Total Votes 24,179


See also: Oregon House of Representatives elections, 2012

Newgard ran for election in the 2012 election for Oregon House District 40. Newgard was unopposed in the May 15 Republican primary and was defeated by Brent Barton (D) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[4][5][6]

Oregon House of Representatives, District 40, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngBrent Barton 50.6% 14,083
     Republican Steve Newgard 49.4% 13,735
Total Votes 27,818


Newgard and his wife Linda have two grown sons.[7]

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