Chuck Thomsen

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Chuck Thomsen
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Oregon State Senate District 26
In office
Term ends
January 12, 2015
Years in position 3
Base salary$22,596/year
Per diem$129/day
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Hood River County Commissioner
Bachelor'sWillamette University
Place of birthHood River, OR
ProfessionOrchardist/Owner, Thomsen Orchards Inc.
Office website
Charles 'Chuck' W. Thomsen (January 20, 1957) is a Republican member of the Oregon State Senate, representing District 26. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.

Thomsen served for 16 years on the Hood River County Commission.


Thomsen earned his B.A. in Political Science and Economics from Willamette University. His professional experience includes being the owner of Thomsen Orchards, Inc.[1]

Committee assignments


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

Oregon Committee Assignments, 2013
Business and Transportation
Ways and Means




See also: Oregon State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Oregon State Senate will take place in 2014. A primary election took place May 20, 2014. The general election will take place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 11, 2014. Robert Bruce was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Incumbent Chuck Thomsen was unopposed in the Republican primary. Bruce and Thomsen will face off in the general election.[2][3]


See also: Oregon State Senate elections, 2010

Thomsen defeated Brent Barton (D) in the November 2 general election.[4][5]

Oregon State Senate, District 26 (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Chuck Thomsen (R) 24,925
Brent Barton (D) 22,144

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Chuck Thomsen is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Chuck Thomsen raised a total of $504,258 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 18, 2013.[6]

Chuck Thomsen's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Oregon State Senate, District 26 Not up for election $76,689
2010 Oregon State Senate, District 26 Won $427,569
Grand Total Raised $504,258


Chuck Thomsen was not up for election to the Oregon State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Chuck Thomsen raised a total of $76,689.
Oregon State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Chuck Thomsen's campaign in 2012
Douglas County Physicians Association$4,500
Oregon Neighborhood Store Association$4,129
Coalition for a Healthy Oregon$3,500
Doctors for Healthy Communities$2,500
Total Raised in 2012$76,689
Source:Follow the Money


Chuck Thomsen won election to the Oregon State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, Chuck Thomsen raised a total of $427,569.


Thomsen and his wife, Kristi, have two daughters.[1]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Rick Metsger (D)
Oregon State Senate District 26
Succeeded by