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Jason Conger

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Jason Conger
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Oregon House of Representatives District 54
Incumbent
In office
2011-Present
Term ends
January 12, 2015
Years in position 3
PartyRepublican
Leadership
Assistant Minority Leader, Oregon House of Representatives
2013-2014
Compensation
Base salary$22,596/year
Per diem$129/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Term limitsN/A
Education
J.D.Harvard Law School
Personal
ProfessionAttorney
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Jason Conger is a Republican member of the Oregon House of Representatives, representing District 54. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010. In the 2013 session, he served as Assistant Minority Leader.

He was a 2014 Republican candidate seeking election to the U.S. Senate from Oregon.[1] He lost the Republican nomination in the primary on May 20, 2014.[2]

Biography

Conger earned his J.D. from Harvard Law School. His professional experience includes being a partner at Miller Nash and being the founder and principal of Cornerstone Realty Holdings. He previously worked for four years as a congressional aide and as an adjunct professor of law at the University of San Diego School of Law.[3]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Oregon Committee Assignments, 2013
Health Care
Revenue

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Conger served on these committees:

Issues

Campaign themes

2010

Conger's campaign website listed four main issues:

  • Jobs: "The recent tax increases are projected to put up to another 70,000 of us out of work...We need to embrace Oregon's potential and lower the barriers to business and job creation. It is imperative that we invest in the future by promoting the development of new ventures and new technologies that will create new jobs and new tax revenue. The legislature has fallen down on the job and it is sending the wrong message to local small businesses."
  • Education: "We can increase the quality and availability of education by learning from and expanding programs that work now...To do so, we must use technology to empower teachers and provide better educational content at a fraction of the cost, increase the array of educational options available to our children and encourage families and students to choose the education that’s best for them."
  • Healthcare: "The problem with healthcare in America is runaway costs. We need to work on preserving all the good of our current system by making thoughtful changes aimed not at sweeping reform, but on reducing cost and improving results...We can encourage health and wellness, shift to an outcome based system for * Health Care, and enact common sense malpractice reform so the patient and doctor are driving healthcare decisions, not lawyers and insurance companies."
  • New Energy: "I am a strong believer in our state’s power to leverage innovative new technologies in renewable energy to create new jobs and a cleaner environment... We can and should be at the forefront of developing renewable energy technology. This will be a major priority for me and is an area where I will work across party lines to find opportunities and sensible solutions"

Elections

2014

See also: United States Senate elections in Oregon, 2014

Conger ran in the 2014 election for the U.S. Senate, representing Oregon.[1] Conger lost the Republican nomination in the primary on May 20, 2014. He was defeated by Monica Wehby.[2]

U.S. Senate, Oregon Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngMonica Wehby 54.7% 96,471
Jason Conger 32.3% 57,021
Mark Allen Callahan 7.1% 12,555
Jo Rae Perkins 3% 5,303
Timothy Crawley 2.8% 4,933
Total Votes 176,283
Source: Results via Associated Press Vote totals above are unofficial and will be updated once official totals are made available.

Media

American Principles Fund

American Principles Fund, a conservative super-PAC, released an ad backing Conger for his pro-life stance and promise to repeal the Affordable Care Act. The ad attacked Wehby, calling her "pro-abortion" and argued that she will not repeal Obamacare, if elected.


American Principles Fund, "Repeal."

Polls

2014

Wehby vs. Conger
State of the Race
Poll Monica Wehby Jason CongerDon't knowMargin of ErrorSample Size
Benson Strategy Group
April 14-17, 2014
22%24%55%+/-4410
Note: The polls above may not reflect all polls that have been conducted in this race. Those displayed are a random sampling chosen by Ballotpedia staff. If you would like to nominate another poll for inclusion in the table, send an email to editor@ballotpedia.org
Merkley vs. Conger
Oregon Statewide Poll
Poll Jeff Merkley Jason CongerNot sureMargin of ErrorSample Size
Harper Polling
April 1-2, 2014
47%40%12%+/-3.91670
Benson Strategy Group
April 14-17, 2014
50%34%16%+/-4600
AVERAGES 48.5% 37% 14% +/-3.96 635
Note: The polls above may not reflect all polls that have been conducted in this race. Those displayed are a random sampling chosen by Ballotpedia staff. If you would like to nominate another poll for inclusion in the table, send an email to editor@ballotpedia.org

2012

See also: Oregon House of Representatives elections, 2012

Conger won re-election in the 2012 election for Oregon House of Representatives District 54. Conger was unopposed in the May 15 Republican primary and defeated Nathan Hovekamp (D) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[4][5]

Oregon House of Representatives, District 54, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJason Conger Incumbent 56.5% 16,716
     Democratic Nathan Hovekamp 43.5% 12,877
Total Votes 29,593

2010

See also: Oregon House of Representatives elections, 2010

Conger was unopposed in the May 18 primary. He defeated Democratic incumbent Judy Stiegler and unaffiliated challenger Mike Kozak in the November 2 general election.[6][7]

Oregon State House, District 54
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Jason Conger (R) 16,391
Judy Stiegler (D) 12,771
Mike Kozak 2,074

Campaign donors

2014

Candidates for Congress are required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Conger's reports.[8]

Jason Conger (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
Year-End Quarterly[9]December 31, 2013$0$213,102$(38,723)$174,379
April Quarterly[10]April 15, 2014$174,379.21$64,025.20$(148,953.75)$89,450.66
Running totals
$277,127.2$(187,676.75)

2012

Conger won re-election to the Oregon State House in 2012. During that election cycle, Conger raised a total of $446,578.
Oregon State House 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Jason Conger's campaign in 2012
Promote Oregon Leadership$29,335
Bisenius, James A.$25,000
Oregon Transformation Project$20,000
Oregon Restaurant & Lodging Association$11,500
Oregon Forest Industries Council$10,000
Total Raised in 2012$446,578
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Conger won election to the Oregon State House in 2010. During that election cycle, Conger raised a total of $480,535.

Personal

Conger and his wife, Amy, have five children.[3]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Judy Stiegler (D)
Oregon House of Representatives District 54
2011–present
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