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Brian Boquist

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Brian Boquist
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Oregon State Senate District 12
In office
Term ends
January 9, 2017
Years in position 5
Base salary$21,936/year
Per diem$123/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2008
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Oregon State House of Representatives
Bachelor'sWestern Oregon State College, 1985
Master'sOregon State University, 1989
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Army Reserves
Years of service1975-2012
BirthdayOctober 20, 1958
Place of birthTillamook, OR
Office website
Brian J. Boquist (b. October 20, 1958) is a Republican member of the Oregon State Senate, representing District 12. He was first elected to the chamber in 2008.

Boquist was a Congressional Activist in Washington DC from 1983 to 2000. He was a candidate for the United States House of Representatives in 2000, 2002 and 2004, but was never elected. He served in the Oregon House of Representatives from 2004 to 2008.


Boquist earned his B.S. in Social Science and Business Administration from Western Oregon State College in 1985, and his MBA from Oregon State University in 1989. His professional experience includes working as a Forester for Fitch and Son Logging Corporation, as a construction worker for McMullen Custom Building, as a Business Manager and President of ASWOSC at Western Oregon State University, and serving as Operations Director for International Trask Limited from 1984 to 1987.[1]

Boquist then worked as Marketing Director for Network Analysis Software from 1987 to 1989. From 1989 to 1990 he was Director of Operations for International Trask Group. He also worked as Director of the International Marketing Group at Evergreen International Airlines, a part of Evergreen Agricultural Enterprises, from 1990 to 1993. He was Vice President of International and Government Affairs for International Charter Incorporated and National Charter Network from 1993 to 1995. He has worked as a rancher and family partner of North Indian Creek Ranch from 1995 to 2006. From 1995 to 2008 he was Executive Director for the International Charter Incorporated of Oregon Foundation.[2]

Boquist served as a Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Army Reserves from 1975-2012. During that time, Boquist served as Deputy Commander/Chief of Staff for a Joint Special Operations Task Force in Iraq from 2003 to 2004.[3]

Committee assignments


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

Oregon Committee Assignments, 2013
Finance and Revenue
Veterans and Emergency Preparedness





See also: Oregon State Senate elections, 2012

Boquist won re-election in the 2012 election for Oregon State Senate District 12. Boquist was unopposed in the May 15 Republican primary and defeated Annette Frank (D) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[4][5]

Oregon State Senate, District 12, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBrian Boquist Incumbent 60.2% 34,038
     Democratic Annette Frank 39.8% 22,535
Total Votes 56,573


On November 4, 2008, Boquist was elected to District 12 in the Oregon State Senate, defeating Kevin Nortness (D).[6] Boquist raised $83,908 for his campaign, while Nortness raised $5,131.[7]

Oregon State Senate, District 12 (2008)
Candidates Votes

Green check mark transparent.png Brian Boquist (R) 33,264
Kevin Nortness (D) 21,480

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Boquist is available dating back to 2004. Based on available campaign finance records, Boquist raised a total of $488,038 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 12, 2013.[8]

Brian Boquist's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Oregon State Senate, District 12 Won $179,333
2010 Oregon State Senate, District 12 Not up for election $76,593
2008 Oregon State Senate, District 12 Won $83,908
2006 Oregon State House, District 23 Won $96,994
2004 Oregon State House, District 23 Won $51,210
Grand Total Raised $488,038


Boquist won re-election to the Oregon State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Boquist raised a total of $179,333.


Boquist was not up for election to the Oregon State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, Boquist raised a total of $76,593.


Boquist won election to the Oregon State Senate in 2008. During that election cycle, Boquist raised a total of $83,908.


Boquist won re-election to the Oregon State House in 2006. During that election cycle, Boquist raised a total of $96,994.


Boquist won election to the Oregon State House in 2004. During that election cycle, Boquist raised a total of $51,210.


Boquist and his wife Peggy have six children.

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