Tina Kotek

From Ballotpedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Tina Kotek
TKotek.jpg
Oregon House of Representatives District 44
Incumbent
In office
2007-Present
Term ends
January 12, 2015
Years in position 7
PartyDemocratic
Leadership
Speaker of the House
2013-present
House Democratic Leader
2012
Co-Speaker Pro Tempore
2011
Compensation
Base salary$22,596/year
Per diem$129/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2006
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Oregon, 1990
Master'sUniversity of Washington, 1998
Personal
Place of birthYork, PA
ProfessionPolicy director
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Tina Kotek (b. 1966) is a Democratic member of the Oregon House of Representatives, representing District 44. She was first elected to the chamber in 2006. She currently serves as Speaker of the House. She previously served as Co-Speaker Pro Tempore in 2011, and House Democratic Leader in 2012.

Prior to her election in 2006, Kotek ran unsuccessfully for the Oregon State House of Representatives in 2004.

Biography

Kotek earned her B.S. in Religious Studies from the University of Oregon in 1990 and her M.A. in International Studies from the University of Washington in 1998. Her professional experience includes working as a Policy Director for Children First for Oregon.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Oregon Committee Assignments, 2013
Legislative Administration

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Kotek served on these committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Kotek served on these committees:

Elections

2014

See also: Oregon House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Oregon House of Representatives will take place in 2014. A primary election took place May 20, 2014. The general election will be held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 11, 2014. Incumbent Tina Kotek defeated Joe Rowe in the Democratic primary. Michael Harrington was unopposed in the Republican primary. Kotek is also running on the Working Families Party ticket. Kotek and Harrington will face off in the general election.[2]

2012

See also: Oregon House of Representatives elections, 2012

Kotek won re-election in the 2012 election for Oregon House of Representatives District 44. Kotek was unopposed in the May 15 Democratic primary and defeated Michael Harrington (R) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[3][4][5]

Oregon House of Representatives, District 44, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngTina Kotek Incumbent 86.7% 23,235
     Republican Michael Harrington 13.3% 3,557
Total Votes 26,792

2010

See also: Oregon House of Representatives elections, 2010

Kotek won re-election to District 44 in 2010. She defeated Richard Ellmyer in the March 9 primary elections, receiving 5,419 votes while Ellmyer received 892. Kotek defeated Kitty Harmon in the general election which took place on November 2, 2010.[6][7]

Oregon State House, District 44
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Tina Kotek (D) 16,517
Kitty Harmon (R) 3,812

2008

See also: Oregon House of Representatives elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Kotek won re-election to Oregon State House District 44.[8][9]She ran unopposed.

Oregon State House District 44
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Tina Kotek (D) 20,044
Misc. 490

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Kotek is available dating back to 2004. Based on available campaign finance records, Kotek raised a total of $911,176 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 13, 2013.[10]

Tina Kotek's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Oregon State House, District 44 Won $575,780
2010 Oregon State House, District 44 Won $115,014
2008 Oregon State House, District 44 Won $64,687
2006 Oregon State House, District 44 Won $100,001
2004 Oregon State House, District 43 Defeated $55,694
Grand Total Raised $911,176

2012

Kotek won re-election to the Oregon State House in 2012. During that election cycle, Kotek raised a total of $575,780.
Oregon State House 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Tina Kotek's campaign in 2012
Oregon Health Care Association$22,750
Douglas County Physicians Association$21,500
Coalition for a Healthy Oregon$21,500
Doctors for Healthy Communities$21,000
Oregon Dental Association$18,000
Total Raised in 2012$575,780
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Kotek won re-election to the Oregon State House in 2010. During that election cycle, Kotek raised a total of $115,014.

2008

Kotek won re-election to the Oregon State House in 2008. During that election cycle, Kotek raised a total of $64,687.

2006

Kotek won election to the Oregon State House in 2006. During that election cycle, Kotek raised a total of $100,001.

2004

Kotek lost the election for the Oregon State House in 2004. During that election cycle, Kotek raised a total of $55,694.

Scorecards

See also: State legislative scorecards and State legislative scorecards in Oregon

Legislative scorecards are used to evaluate elected public officials based on voting record. Some scorecards are created by political advocacy groups with a focus on specific issues, while others are developed by newspapers and are broad in scope. Scorecards are meant to be used as a tool for voters to have a quick picture of whether their views align with a particular legislator's record.

Because scorecards can be specific to particular issues or general to a state’s legislative term, for example, each report should be considered on its own merits. Each entity that publishes these reports uses different methodologies and definitions for the terms used.

An overview for scorecards in all 50 states can be found on this page. To contribute to the list of Oregon scorecards, email suggestions to scorecards@ballotpedia.org.

Please see our writing guidelines if you would like to add results from an individual scorecard to this legislator's profile.

2013-2014

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.

2011-2012

In 2011, the 76th Oregon State Legislature, first session, was in session from February 1 to June 30. In 2012, the 76th Oregon State Legislature, second session, was in session from February 1 to March 6.

  • Legislators are scored based on their voting record for bills pertaining to animals.
  • Legislators are scored based on their voting record for bills relating to civil liberties.
  • 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.
  • Legislators are scored based on their voting record for issues that are important to to specific locals or to Council 75 as a whole.

Personal

Kotek's partner is Aimee.[1]

Recent news

BallotpediaAvatar bigger.png
Know more information about this profile?
Submit a bio

This section displays the most recent stories in a google news search for the term "Tina + Kotek + Oregon + House"

All stories may not be relevant to this legislator due to the nature of the search engine.

Tina Kotek News Feed

  • Loading...

See also

External links

Light Bulb Icon.svg.png
Suggest a link

References

Political offices
Preceded by
'
Oregon House of Representatives - District 44
2007–present
Succeeded by
NA