James Buchal

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James Buchal
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Former candidate for
U.S. House, Oregon, District 3
PartyRepublican
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sHarvard College
Master'sYale School of Management
J.D.Yale Law School
Personal
ProfessionLawyer
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James Buchal was a 2014 Republican candidate who sought election to the U.S. House to represent the 3rd Congressional District of Oregon. He ran unopposed in the Republican primary on May 20, 2014.[1] Buchal also ran as an Independent and Constitution Party candidate.[2][3] He lost to incumbent Earl Blumenauer (D) in the general election on November 4, 2014.[4]

Buchal was a three-time candidate for the Oregon House of Representatives. He was also a 2012 Republican candidate for Attorney General of Oregon. He was defeated by incumbent Ellen Rosenblum in the general election on November 6, 2012.[5]

Biography

Buchal is a property rights lawyer.

Education

  • B.S. in Physics from Harvard College (1981)
  • Yale School of Management
  • J.D. Yale Law School (1985)

Elections

2014

See also: Oregon's 3rd Congressional District elections, 2014

Buchal ran in the 2014 election for the U.S. House to represent Oregon's 3rd District. Buchal ran unopposed in the Republican primary on May 20, 2014.[1] Buchal also ran as an Independent and Constitution Party candidate.[2][3] Buchal was defeated by incumbent Earl Blumenauer (D) in the general election on November 4, 2014.[4]

U.S. House, Oregon District 3 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngEarl Blumenauer Incumbent 72.3% 181,441
     Republican James Buchal 20% 50,303
     Libertarian Jeffrey Langan 2.1% 5,283
     Green Michael Meo 3.8% 9,605
     Independent David Walker 1.4% 3,396
     Write-in Write-in candidates 0.4% 901
Total Votes 250,929
Source: Oregon Secretary of State Vote totals above are unofficial and will be updated once official totals are made available.

2012

See also: Oregon attorney general election, 2012 and Oregon state executive official elections, 2012

Buchal ran for attorney general of Oregon in 2012. He faced interim attorney general Ellen Rosenblum (D), Chris Henry (Progressive) and James Leuenberger (Libertarian, Constitution Party) in the general election on November 6, 2012, and he was defeated by Rosenblum.[6][7]

Attorney General of Oregon General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngEllen Rosenblum Incumbent 56.3% 917,627
     Republican James Buchal 39.2% 639,363
     Libertarian James Leuenberger 2.8% 45,451
     Progressive Chris Henry 1.7% 28,187
Total Votes 1,630,628
Election Results via Oregon Secretary of State.


Primary

Buchal received enough write-in votes to qualify him for the GOP slot on the 2012 general election ballot for attorney general.[8]

Oregon Attorney General Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
James Buchal (Write-In) 50.4% 12,816
Misc. 49.6% 12,622
Total Votes 25,438
Election Results Via:Oregon Secretary of State.


Write-in candidacy

Because no Republican candidates filed for the attorney general election in 2012, the GOP decided to pin its hopes on Buchal as a write-in candidate. When the Republicans had failed to field a primary candidate for the office in 2008, Kroger (D) won both the GOP and Democratic party nominations. About that incident of bipartisan convergence, Oregon's GOP chief of staff Greg Leo told the press on May 3, “It’s grated on us so much that we said next time we have a vacancy for statewide office, let’s do a write-in campaign and make sure a Republican fills that spot.”[9]

Buchal received the requisite amount of the primary write-in votes to be able to compete in the general election contest, which took place on November 6, 2012.

Campaign donors

2012

Buchal lost the election to the position of Attorney General of Oregon in 2012. During that election cycle, Buchal raised a total of $38,316.

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