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Doug Whitsett

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Doug Whitsett
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Oregon State Senate District 28
Incumbent
In office
2005-Present
Term ends
January 14, 2013
Years in position 9
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$21,936/year
Per diem$123/day
Elections and appointments
Last election2008
First elected2004
Next generalNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Education
Associate'sCentral Oregon Community College
OtherDVM, Washington State University
Personal
Place of birthPowell Butte, OR
Websites
Office website
Personal website
CandidateVerification
Doug K. Whitsett is a Republican member of the Oregon State Senate, representing District 28. He was first elected to the chamber in 2004.

Biography

Whitsett earned his AA from Central Oregon Community College, and his DVM from Washington State University. His professional experience includes working as a farmer and horse breeder. He was an Associate Veterinarian for Klamath Animal Clinic from 1968 to 1985. He then worked as president of the Klamath Animal Clinic from 1986 to 1994.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Oregon Committee Assignments, 2013
Ways and Means

2011-2012

2009-2010

Issues

Campaign themes

2012

On his 2012 campaign site, Whitsett outlined his campaign themes:

  • "Since first being elected in 2004, Doug Whitsett has become recognized as a fierce champion for rural Oregon. He has been a careful watchdog of environmental regulation, routinely identifying and fighting back excessive rule proposals and job-killing red tape. He has earned a position on the powerful budget-writing Ways and Means Committee, where his keen eye for detail and numbers has made him a formidable enemy of government waste and out-of-control spending."

Elections

2012

See also: Oregon State Senate elections, 2012

Whitsett won re-election in the 2012 election for Oregon State Senate District 28. Whitsett defeated Karl Scronce in the May 15 Republican primary and was unopposed in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[2][3]

Oregon State Senate, District 28 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngDouglas K. Whitsett Incumbent 74.3% 12,190
Karl Scronce 25.7% 4,218
Total Votes 16,408

2008

On November 4, 2008, Whitsett won re-election to District 28 in the Oregon State Senate. Whitsett had no challenger.[4]

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Whitsett is available dating back to 2004. Based on available campaign finance records, Whitsett raised a total of $394,194 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 12, 2013.[5]

Doug Whitsett's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Oregon State Senate, District 28 Won $132,714
2010 Oregon State Senate, District 28 Not up for election $50,268
2008 Oregon State Senate, District 28 Won $68,904
2006 Oregon State Senate, District 28 Not up for election $12,074
2004 Oregon State Senate, District 28 Won $130,234
Grand Total Raised $394,194

2012

Whitsett won re-election to the Oregon State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Whitsett raised a total of $132,714.

2010

Whitsett was not up for election to the Oregon State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, Whitsett raised a total of $50,268.

2008

Whitsett won re-election to the Oregon State Senate in 2008. During that election cycle, Whitsett raised a total of $68,904.

2006

Whitsett was not up for election to the Oregon State Senate in 2006. During that election cycle, Whitsett raised a total of $12,074.

2004

Whitsett won election to the Oregon State Senate in 2004. During that election cycle, Whitsett raised a total of $130,234.

Personal

Whitsett has a wife, Gail.

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Oregon State Senate District 28
2005–present
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