Oregon Treasurer

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Oregon Treasurer
General information
Office Type:  Partisan
Office website:  Official Link
2011-2013 FY Budget:  $38,498,684
Term limits:  8 years in a 12 year period
Length of term:   4 years
Authority:  Oregon Constitution, Article VI, Section 1
Selection Method:  Elected
Current Officeholder

Ted Wheeler.jpg
Name:  Ted Wheeler
Officeholder Party:  Democratic
Assumed office:  March 11, 2010
Compensation:  $72,000
Next election:  November 8, 2016
Last election:  November 6, 2012
Other Oregon Executive Offices
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The Treasurer of the State of Oregon is an elected constitutional officer within the executive branch of the Oregon state government. The treasurer is the state's chief financial office and official banker. They are responsible for managing the state's money.

Current officeholder

The current treasurer of Oregon is Democrat Ted Wheeler. He was first appointed to the position on March 11, 2010, to the unexpired term of former treasurer Ben Westlund, and was officially elected to a two-year partial term on November 2, 2010.[1][2] He won re-election in 2012.


The office of Oregon Treasurer is established in Article VI, Section 1 of the Oregon Constitution.

Article VI, Section 1:

There shall be elected by the qualified electors of the State, at the times and places of choosing Members of the Legislative Assembly, a Secretary, and Treasurer of State, who shall severally hold their offices for the term of four years; but no person shall be eligible to either of said offices more than Eight in any period of Twelve years.


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Article 5, Section 16 of the state Constitution outlines how vacancies in the office are to be filled. The governor fills any vacancy by appointment that expires when a successor has been elected and qualified.


The official duties of the office are outlined in Chapter 178 of the Oregon Statutes:[3]

  • Keep the office at the seat of government.
  • Receive and have charge of all moneys paid into the State Treasury.
  • Pay out moneys from the State Treasury as directed by law.
  • Permit the books, papers and transactions of the office to be open at all times to inspection and examination by the Governor, Secretary of State, the legislature and any committee of either branch of the legislature.
  • Deliver over to the successor in office all moneys, books, papers, furniture and other effects belonging to or preserved in the office.
  • Perform all other duties imposed upon the State Treasurer by law.


The treasurer is elected every four years, in presidential election years. The office was up for election in 2012, 2016, and 2020.

Full history

Term limits

In Oregon, the office of treasurer is subject to term limits. As specified in Article VI, § 1 of the Oregon State Constitution, an office holder is allowed to remain in the position for eight years in a twelve year period.

Oregon state government organizational chart


The Oregon Treasurer's office is organized into several distinct divisions:[4]

  • Debt Management
  • Executive
  • Finance
  • Information Services
  • Investment
  • Oregon 529 College Savings Network

State budget

See also: Oregon state budget and finances

The budget for the Office of the Treasurer in Fiscal Year 2011-2013 was $38,498,684.[5]


See also: Compensation of state executive officers

DocumentIcon.jpg See statutes: Chapter 292, Section 311 of the Oklahoma Statutes

The treasurer, along with the rest of Oregon's elected executives, is entitled to an annual salary, payable monthly, in accordance with Title 28, Chapter 292, Section 311 (§ 292.311) of the Oregon Statutes. The amount of compensation the treasurer receives is set at $77,000 for the year beginning January 1, 2014, plus $250 per month regularly for miscellaneous, job-related expenses.[6]


In 2014, the treasurer was paid an estimated $72,000, according to the Council of State Governments.[7]


In 2013, the treasurer was paid an estimated $72,000, according to the Council of State Governments.[8]


In 2012, the treasurer was paid an estimated $72,000, according to the Council of State Governments.

Historical officeholders

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Contact Information

Oregon State Treasurer's Office
350 Winter Street NE, Suite 100
Salem, OR 97301-3896

Phone: 503-378-4329

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