Lee Beyer

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Lee Beyer
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Oregon State Senate District 6
Incumbent
In office
2011-Present
Term ends
January 12, 2015
Years in position 3
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$22,596/year
Per diem$129/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Springfield City Councilor
1986-1993
Oregon State House of Representatives
1991-1998
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Oregon, 1974
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Air Force
Personal
BirthdayJune 4, 1948
Place of birthNorfolk, NE
ReligionLutheran
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Lee Beyer (b. June 4, 1948) is a Democratic member of the Oregon State Senate, representing District 6. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.

Beyer previously served in the Oregon House of Representatives from 1991-1998. In addition, he served on the Oregon Public Utility Commission.

Biography

Beyer earned a B.S. in Management from the University of Oregon in 1974. His professional experience includes working as a management analyst with the Oregon Executive Department, as a business advisor to the City of Eugene and as an executive director of Metro Partnership Inc. Beyer served in the U.S. Air Force.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Oregon Committee Assignments, 2013
Business, Transportation and Economic Development
Education and Workforce Development
Rules

2011-2012

Issues

Campaign themes

2010

Beyer's campaign website highlighted the following issues:

  • Jobs: "My first priority as your state senator will be to focus on bringing jobs back to Oregon. Without profitable businesses and their workers making an income, there just won’t be the tax revenue necessary to support our children’s education or other vital services. I have always believed the best social service is a well-paying job...We can and must get more efficient and more accountable."
  • Education: "It’s time to realistically prioritize public services. My top priority is education. We owe it to Oregon’s youth to provide them with the knowledge and skills to be successful. But, beyond this social commitment, we must realize our state economy is dependent on this emerging workforce."
  • Healthcare: "As a civilized society, we also need to find ways to care for those among us who can’t care for themselves, such as the elderly and disabled. And we must work to assure everyone has reasonable access to affordable health care. While the national health care legislation will address access over time, it does not address cost control. As member of a hospital board for 10 years, I firmly believe we can do a better job of controlling cost."

Elections

2014

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 Lee Beyer was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Michael Spasaro was unopposed in the Republican primary. Beyer also ran on the Working Families Party ticket and Spasaro also ran on the Libertarian ticket. Beyer defeated Spasaro in the general election.[2][3]

Oregon State Senate District 6, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngLee Beyer Incumbent 93% 26,080
     Republican Michael P. Spasaro 6.4% 1,799
     None Miscellaneous 0.6% 165
Total Votes 28,044

2010

See also: Oregon State Senate elections, 2010

Beyer defeated Michael Spasaro (R) and Scott Reynolds (I) in the November 2 general election.[4][5]

Oregon State Senate, District 6 (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Lee Beyer (D) 23,705
Michael Spasaro (R) 19,626
Scott Reynolds (I) 2,304

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Lee Beyer is available dating back to 1992. Based on available campaign finance records, Lee Beyer raised a total of $339,483 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 18, 2013.[6]

Lee Beyer's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Oregon State Senate, District 6 Not up for election $63,264
2010 Oregon State Senate, District 6 Won $139,540
1998 Oregon State Senate, District 21 Won $52,757
1996 Oregon State House, District 42 Won $13,433
1994 Oregon State House, District 42 Won $32,378
1992 Oregon State House, District 42 Won $38,111
Grand Total Raised $339,483

2012

Lee Beyer was not up for election to the Oregon State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Lee Beyer raised a total of $63,264.
Oregon State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Lee Beyer's campaign in 2012
Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 290$5,000
Nike$3,000
Kraft Foods$3,000
At&T$3,000
Associated General Contractors$3,000
Total Raised in 2012$63,264
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Lee Beyer won election to the Oregon State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, Lee Beyer raised a total of $139,540.

1998

Lee Beyer won election to the Oregon State Senate in 1998. During that election cycle, Lee Beyer raised a total of $52,757.

1996

Lee Beyer won re-election to the Oregon House of Representatives in 1996. During that election cycle, Lee Beyer raised a total of $13,433.

1994

Lee Beyer won re-election to the Oregon House of Representatives in 1994. During that election cycle, Lee Beyer raised a total of $32,378.

1992

Lee Beyer won election to the Oregon House of Representatives in 1992. During that election cycle, Lee Beyer raised a total of $38,111.

Scorecards

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2013-2014

In 2013, the 77th Oregon State Legislature, first session, was in session from February 4 to July 9. In 2014, the 77th Oregon State Legislature, second session, was in session from February 3 to March 10.

  • Legislators are scored based on their voting record for bills that impacted the businesses of family farmers and ranchers.
  • Legislators are scored based on their voting record for issues that are important to AFT-Oregon. Priorities of the organization are based on the issues most important to its members working lives.
  • Legislators are scored based on their voting record for bills relating to the business community.
  • Legislators are scored based on their voting record for bills relating to civil liberties.
  • Legislators are scored based on their record in advocating for and advancing Oregon's public schools.
  • Legislators are scored based on their voting record for bills relating to Oregon's public schools.
  • Legislators are scored based on their voting record for bills relating to conservation.
  • Senators were scored on 14 key bills, while Representatives were graded on 17 bills.

2011-2012

In 2011, the 76th Oregon State Legislature, first session, was in session from February 1 to June 30. In 2012, the 76th Oregon State Legislature, second session, was in session from February 1 to March 6.

  • Legislators are scored based on their voting record for bills pertaining to animals.
  • Legislators are scored based on their voting record for bills relating to civil liberties.
  • Legislators are scored based on their voting record for bills relating to Oregon's public schools.
  • Legislators are scored based on their voting record for bills relating to conservation.
  • Legislators are scored based on their voting record for issues that are important to to specific locals or to Council 75 as a whole.

Personal

Beyer and his wife, Terry, have three children.[1]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Bill Morrisette (D)
Oregon State Senate District 6
2011–present
Succeeded by
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