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Oregon, nicknamed "The Beaver State," is bordered by Washington, California, Nevada, Idaho and the Pacific Ocean. Oregon is the 33rd state to be admitted into the Union. While Salem is the state’s capital, Portland is the state’s most populated city.

Oregon has two members of the U.S. Senate, a total of five members of the U.S. House of Representatives, 30 members of the State Senate and 60 members of the House of Representatives.

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2015 elections in Oregon

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Voting in Oregon

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External resources for the State of Oregon

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National politics in Oregon

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Name:Party:Position:Assumed Office:Term Ends:Next Election:Official Website:
Jeff Merkley
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Democratic PartyU.S. Senate, Oregon 2009January 3, 2021November 3, 2020Link
Ron Wyden
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Democratic PartyU.S. Senate, Oregon 1996January 3, 2017November 8, 2016Link

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Name:Party:Position:Assumed Office:Term Ends:Next Election:Official Website:
Earl Blumenauer
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Democratic PartyDistrict 3 1997January 3, 2017November 8, 2016Link
Greg Walden
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Republican PartyDistrict 2 1999January 3, 2017November 8, 2016Link
Kurt Schrader
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Democratic PartyDistrict 5 2009January 3, 2017November 8, 2016Link
Peter DeFazio
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Democratic PartyDistrict 4 1987January 3, 2017November 8, 2016Link
Suzanne Bonamici
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Democratic PartyDistrict 1 2012January 3, 2017November 8, 2016Link

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The structure of the Oregon judicial system is laid out in Article VII of the state constitution. The state court system is composed of: the Oregon Supreme Court, the Oregon Court of Appeals, the Oregon circuit courts and various courts of limited jurisdiction.

The District of Oregon and the District of Oregon Bankruptcy Court have jurisdiction over federal matters in Oregon.



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The Beaver State
Capital:   Salem
Motto:   Alis volat propriis
Translation:   She flies with her own wings
Population:   3.8 million
Area of state:   98,380 sq. mi.
Admitted to U.S.:   1859
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