Dave Dotterrer

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Dave Dotterrer
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Former candidate for
Oregon State Senate, District 3
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
ProfessionProposal Manager, SAIC
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Dave Dotterrer was a 2014 Republican candidate for District 3 of the Oregon State Senate.
This candidate ran in a "race to watch" in one of the 20 chambers identified by Ballotpedia as a battleground chamber.

The Oregon Senate had a difference in partisan balance between Democrats and Republican of two seats, which amounts to 13.3 percent of the seats up for election in 2014. In 2012, when 14 districts were up for election, a total of two districts were mildly competitive, with a margin of victory between 5 and 10 percent.

Dotterrer was a candidate for District 3 of the Oregon State Senate in the November 2, 2010, election.


Campaign themes


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

Revitalize Job Growth in the Private Sector

  • Excerpt: "I support giving all businesses equal footing by extending the tax incentives granted to big businesses like Nike and Intel to all businesses, large and small."

Provide Needed Leadership

  • Excerpt: "As your state senator, I will bring forward-thinking leadership to the Oregon legislature to make our budget more transparent for our citizens."

Improve Education

  • Excerpt: "I propose that we reexamine our schools’ curricula to better align classroom instruction with local job requirements and to give graduates a skill set they can put to work. We need to increase flexibility and funding for high school and community college technical training."

Demand Fiscal Responsibility

  • Excerpt: "I propose a conservative approach to developing Oregon’s state budget. We must base our budget on current realities and needs—not grandiose ideals. Most importantly, the state of Oregon should perform only necessary functions—and those as economically viable as possible."

Protect Your Personal Freedoms

  • Excerpt: "I am not afraid to stand up for my belief that all citizens of Oregon have a right to defend themselves, their families, and their property. All citizens, except those who have forfeited such rights by law, have the right to keep and bear arms."



See also: Oregon State Senate elections, 2014
Elections for the office of Oregon State Senate 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 Alan Bates was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Dave Dotterrer was unopposed in the Republican primary. Dotterrer also ran on the Libertarian party and Independent tickets and Bates also ran on the Working Families Party ticket. Art H. Krueger ran as a Pacific Green Party candidate. Bates defeated Dotterrer and Krueger in the general election.[2][3]

The Oregon State Senate was a battleground chamber that Ballotpedia identified as having the opportunity to switch partisan control in 2014. The Oregon Senate had a difference in partisan balance between Democrats and Republican of two seats, which amounts to 13.3 percent of the seats up for election in 2014. District 3 in the Senate was identified by Ballotpedia and The Oregonian as a battleground district that could determine control of the Oregon State Senate. Incumbent Alan Bates (D) won the Senate seat in District 3 by only 275 votes in 2010 in a recount against Dave Dotterrer (R). That victory by Bates helped the Democratic Party achieve a slim majority (16-14) in the State Senate (the chamber would have been evenly divided had Dotterrer defeated Bates).[4]

Oregon State Senate District 3, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngAlan Bates Incumbent 51.9% 27,678
     Republican Dave Dotterrer 44.4% 23,700
     Green Art H. Krueger 3.6% 1,917
     None Miscellaneous 0.1% 69
Total Votes 53,364


See also: Oregon State Senate elections, 2010

Dotterrer was defeated by incumbent Alan Bates (D) in the general election. The primary election was on May 18, 2010 and the general election was on November 2, 2010.[5] Although Dotterrer requested and received a recount, Bates retained his lead.[6]

Oregon State Senate, District 3 (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Alan Bates (D) 24,550
Dave Dotterrer (R) 24,275

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