Oregon State Senate elections, 2002

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Elections for the office of Oregon State Senate consisted of a primary election on May 21, 2002, and a general election on November 2, 2002.[1] Fifteen seats were up for election.

Qualifications

Article 4, Section 8 of the Oregon Constitution states:

  • No person shall be a Senator or Representative who at the time of election is not a citizen of the United States; nor anyone who has not been for one year next preceding the election an inhabitant of the district from which the Senator or Representative may be chosen. However, for purposes of the general election next following the operative date of an apportionment under section 6 of this Article, the person must have been an inhabitant of the district from January 1 of the year following the reapportionment to the date of the election.
  • Senators and Representatives shall be at least twenty one years of age.
  • No person shall be a Senator or Representative who has been convicted of a felony during:
    • The term of office of the person as a Senator or Representative; or
    • The period beginning on the date of the election at which the person was elected to the office of Senator or Representative and ending on the first day of the term of office to which the person was elected.
  • No person is eligible to be elected as a Senator or Representative if that person has been convicted of a felony and has not completed the sentence received for the conviction prior to the date that person would take office if elected. As used in this subsection, “sentence received for the conviction” includes a term of imprisonment, any period of probation or post-prison supervision and payment of a monetary obligation imposed as all or part of a sentence.
  • Notwithstanding sections 11 and 15, Article IV of this Constitution:
    • The office of a Senator or Representative convicted of a felony during the term to which the Senator or Representative was elected or appointed shall become vacant on the date the Senator or Representative is convicted.
    • A person elected to the office of Senator or Representative and convicted of a felony during the period beginning on the date of the election and ending on the first day of the term of office to which the person was elected shall be ineligible to take office and the office shall become vacant on the first day of the next term of office.
  • Subject to subsection (4) of this section, a person who is ineligible to be a Senator or Representative under subsection (3) of this section may:
    • Be a Senator or Representative after the expiration of the term of office during which the person is ineligible; and
    • Be a candidate for the office of Senator or Representative prior to the expiration of the term of office during which the person is ineligible.
  • No person shall be a Senator or Representative who at all times during the term of office of the person as a Senator or Representative is not an inhabitant of the district from which the Senator or Representative may be chosen or has been appointed to represent. A person shall not lose status as an inhabitant of a district if the person is absent from the district for purposes of business of the Legislative Assembly. Following the operative date of an apportionment under section 6 of this Article, until the expiration of the term of office of the person, a person may be an inhabitant of any district.

Campaign contributions

See also: State-by-state comparison of donations to state senate campaigns

This chart shows how many candidates ran for state senate in Oregon in past years and the cumulative amount of campaign contributions in state senate races, including contributions in both primary and general election contests. All figures come from Follow The Money.[2]

Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2012 37 $7,962,888
2010 41 $8,704,179
2008 29 $2,779,111
2006 40 $6,103,385
2004 36 $7,016,263
2002 37 $6,330,449
2000 30 $5,255,383

During the 2002 election, the total contributions to the 37 Senate candidates was $6,330,449. The top 10 contributors were:[3]

2002 Donors, Oregon State Senate
Donor Amount
Senate Democratic Leadership Fund of Oregon $496,913
Senate Republican Leadership Fund of Oregon $412,569
Oregon Education Association $347,166
Oregon Trial Lawyers Association $168,925
Service Employees Local 503 $144,409
Oregon Restaurant Association $121,692
Oregon Forest Industries Council $111,000
Democratic Congressional Campaign Cmte $110,250
Associated Oregon Industries $104,000
Oregon Victory Cmte $92,250

List of candidates

District 3

Democratic Party May 21 Democratic primary:
  • Virginia Lemon Approveda
Republican Party May 21 GOP primary:
  • Lenn Hannon Approveda

November 5 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Virginia Lemon: 17,862
Republican Party Lenn Hannon: 27,284 Green check mark transparent.png

District 4

Democratic Party May 21 Democratic primary:
  • Tony Corcoran Approveda
Republican Party May 21 GOP primary:
  • David Alsup Approveda

November 5 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Tony Corcoran: 24,542 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party David Alsup: 17,317

District 6

Democratic Party May 21 Democratic primary:
  • Bill Morrisette Approveda
Republican Party May 21 GOP primary:
  • No candidates filed.

November 5 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Bill Morrisette Green check mark transparent.png

District 7

Democratic Party May 21 Democratic primary:
  • Vicki Walker Approveda
Republican Party May 21 GOP primary:
  • Mike Cary Approveda

November 5 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Vicki Walker: 22,296 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Mike Cary: 18,760

District 8

Democratic Party May 21 Democratic primary:
  • Barbara Ross Approveda
Republican Party May 21 GOP primary:
  • Frank Morse Approveda

November 5 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Barbara Ross: 19,667
Republican Party Frank Morse: 23,683 Green check mark transparent.png

District 10

Democratic Party May 21 Democratic primary:
  • Bryan M. Johnston Approveda
Republican Party May 21 GOP primary:
  • Jackie Winters Approveda

November 5 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Bryan M. Johnston: 20,155
Republican Party Jackie Winters: 24,192 Green check mark transparent.png

District 11

Democratic Party May 21 Democratic primary:
  • Peter Courtney Approveda
Republican Party May 21 GOP primary:
  • Randy Franke: 5,615 Approveda
  • Sarah Arcune: 2,055

November 5 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Peter Courtney: 15,471 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Randy Franke: 12,522

District 13

Democratic Party May 21 Democratic primary:
  • Ken Crowley Approveda
Republican Party May 21 GOP primary:
  • Charles Starr Approveda

November 5 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Ken Crowley: 16,266
Republican Party Charles Starr: 24,303 Green check mark transparent.png

District 15

Democratic Party May 21 Democratic primary:
  • Ermine Rodd Approveda
Republican Party May 21 GOP primary:
  • Bruce Starr Approveda

November 5 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Ermine Todd: 10,283
Republican Party Bruce Starr: 18,364 Green check mark transparent.png
Constitution Party Tom Humphrey: 983

District 16

Democratic Party May 21 Democratic primary:
  • Joan Dukes Approveda
Republican Party May 21 GOP primary:
  • Don Fell Approveda

November 5 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Joan Dukes: 25,564 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Don Fell: 17,368
Libertarian Party Helen McDaniel: 2,388

District 17

Democratic Party May 21 Democratic primary:
  • Charlie Ringo Approveda
Republican Party May 21 GOP primary:
  • Bill Witt Approveda

November 5 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Charlie Ringo: 22,821 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Bill Witt: 18,950

District 19

Democratic Party May 21 Democratic primary:
  • Richard Devlin Approveda
Republican Party May 21 GOP primary:
  • Bob Tiernan: 7,421 Approveda
  • Ron Adams: 2,815
  • Karl Rohde: 2,741

November 5 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Richard Devlin: 24,241 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Bob Tiernan: 22,873
Libertarian Party David Akin: 1,273

District 20

Democratic Party May 21 Democratic primary:
  • Kurt Schrader Approveda
Republican Party May 21 GOP primary:
  • Kathy Lowe Approveda

November 5 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Kurt Schrader: 21,250 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Kathy Lowe: 16,957

District 24

Democratic Party May 21 Democratic primary:
  • Ron McCarty: 4,118
  • Frank Shields: 5,536 Approveda
Republican Party May 21 GOP primary:
  • Cletus Moore, Jr. Approveda

November 5 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Frank Shields: 18,080 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Cletus Moore, Jr.: 13,568

District 26

Democratic Party May 21 Democratic primary:
  • Rick Metsger Approveda
Republican Party May 21 GOP primary:
  • Bob Montgomery Approveda

November 5 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Rick Metsger: 21,745 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Bob Montgomery: 18,355

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