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U.S. Senate delegation from Oregon

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This page displays current and historical information pertaining to the U.S. Senate delegation from Oregon.

Current members

The current members of the U.S. Senate from Oregon are:


Name:Party:Position:Assumed Office:Term Ends:Next Election:Official Website:Predecessor:
Jeff Merkley
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Democratic PartyU.S. Senate, Oregon 2009January 3, 2015 November 4, 2014LinkGordon Smith (R)
Ron Wyden
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Democratic PartyU.S. Senate, Oregon 1997January 3, 2017November 8, 2016LinkRobert Packwood (R)

Election history


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Class II

Senators in Class II were elected to office in the November 2008 general election, unless they took their seat through appointment or special election. Class II terms run from the beginning of the 111th Congress on January 3, 2009, to the end of the 113th Congress on January 3, 2015.

2008
On November 4, 2008, Jeff Merkley won election to the United States Senate. He defeated Gordon H. Smith (R) and David Brownlow (Constitution) in the general election.[1]

U.S. Senate, Oregon General Election, 2008
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democrat Green check mark transparent.pngJeff Merkley 49.1% 864,392
     Republican Gordon H. Smith 45.7% 805,159
     Constitution David Brownlow 5.3% 92,565
Total Votes 1,762,116

2002
On November 5, 2002, Gordon Smith (R) won re-election to the United States Senate. He defeated Bill Bradbury (D), Dan Fitzgerald (L) and Lon Mabon (Constitution) in the general election.[2]

U.S. Senate, Oregon General Election, 2002
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngGordon Smith incumbent 56.2% 712,287
     Democratic Bill Bradbury 39.6% 501,898
     Libertarian Dan Fitzgerald 2.4% 29,979
     Constitution Lon Mabon 1.7% 21,703
     N/A Miscellaneous 0.1% 1,354
Total Votes 1,267,221

1996
On November 5, 1996, Gordon Smith (R) won election to the United States Senate. He defeated Tom Bruggere (D), Brent Thompson (Reform), Gary Kutcher (Pacific), Paul "Stormy" Mohn (L), Christopher Phelps (Socialist) and Michael L. Hoyes (Natural Law) in the general election.[3]

U.S. Senate, Oregon General Election, 1996
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngGordon Smith 49.8% 677,336
     Democratic Tom Bruggere 45.9% 624,370
     Reform Brent Thompson 1.5% 20,381
     Pacific Gary Kutcher 1% 14,193
     Libertarian Paul "Stormy" Mohn 0.9% 12,697
     Socialist Christopher Phelps 0.4% 5,426
     Natural Law Michael L. Hoyes 0.3% 4,425
     N/A Miscellaneous 0.1% 1,402
Total Votes 1,360,230

Class III

Senators in Class III were elected to office in the November 2010 general election, unless they took their seat through appointment or special election. Class III terms run from the beginning of the 112th Congress on January 3, 2011, to the end of the 114th Congress on January 3, 2017.

2010
On November 2, 2010, Ron Wyden won re-election to the United States Senate. He defeated Jim Huffman (R), Bruce Cronk (Working Families), Marc Delphine (Libertarian) and Rick Staggenborg (Progressive) in the general election.[4]

U.S. Senate, Oregon General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democrat Green check mark transparent.pngRon Wyden incumbent 57.3% 825,507
     Republican Jim Huffman 39.3% 566,199
     Working Families Bruce Cronk 1.3% 18,940
     Libertarian Marc Delphine 1.1% 16,028
     Progressive Rick Staggenborg 1% 14,466
Total Votes 1,441,140

2004
On November 2, 2004, Ron Wyden won re-election to the United States Senate. He defeated Al King (R), Dan Fitzgerald (Libertarian), Teresa Keane (Pacific Green) and David Brownlow (Constitution) in the general election.[5]

U.S. Senate, Oregon General Election, 2004
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngRon Wyden incumbent 63.4% 1,128,728
     Republican Al King 31.7% 565,254
     Libertarian Dan Fitzgerald 1.7% 29,582
     Pacific Green Teresa Keane 2.4% 43,053
     Constitution David Brownlow 0.7% 12,397
     N/A Other 0.1% 1,536
Total Votes 1,780,550

1998
On November 3, 1998, Ron Wyden won re-election to the United States Senate. He defeated John Lim (R), Jim Brewster (Libertarian), Dean Braa (Socialist), Karyn Moskowitz (Pacific) and Michael Campbell (Natural Law) in the general election.[6]

U.S. Senate, Oregon General Election, 1998
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngRon Wyden incumbent 61.1% 682,425
     Republican John Lim 33.8% 377,739
     Libertarian Jim Brewster 1.6% 18,221
     Socialist Dean Braa 0.7% 7,553
     Pacific Karyn Moskowitz 2% 22,024
     Natural Law Michael Campbell 0.7% 8,372
     N/A Miscellaneous 0.1% 1,413
Total Votes 1,117,747

Historical members

Historical Representation to the US Senate by Party from Oregon
Party Total
     Democratic 17
     Republican 24
Total Senators 41

The following individuals were elected to the U.S. Senate from Oregon.

Class 2 Senators from Oregon
Senator Years Served Party
Delazon Smith 1859-1859 Democratic
Edward D. Baker 1860-1861 Republican
Benjamin Stark 1861-1862 Democratic
Benjamin F. Harding 1862-1865 Democratic
George Henry Williams 1865-1871 Republican
James K. Kelly 1871-1877 Democratic
La Fayette Grover 1877-1883 Democratic
Joseph N. Dolph 1883-1895 Republican
George W. McBride 1895-1901 Republican
John H. Mitchell 1901-1905 Republican
John M. Gearin 1905-1907 Democratic
Frederick W. Mulkey 1907-1907 Republican
Jonathan Bourne, Jr. 1907-1913 Republican
Harry Lane 1913-1917 Democratic
Charles L. McNary 1917-1918 Republican
Frederick W. Mulkey 1918-1918 Republican
Charles L. McNary 1918-1944 Republican
Guy Cordon 1944-1955 Republican
Richard L. Neuberger 1955-1960 Democratic
Hall S. Lusk 1960-1960 Democratic
Maurine B. Neuberger 1960-1967 Democratic
Mark O. Hatfield 1967-1997 Republican
Gordon Smith 1997-2009 Republican
Jeff Merkley 2009-Present Democratic
Class 3 Senators from Oregon
Senator Years Served Party
Joseph Lane 1859-1861 Democratic
James W. Nesmith 1861-1867 Democratic
Henry W. Corbett 1867-1873 Republican
John H. Mitchell 1873-1879 Republican
James H. Slater 1879-1885 Democratic
John H. Mitchell 1885-1897 Republican
Joseph Simon 1898-1903 Republican
Charles W. Fulton 1903-1909 Republican
George E. Chamberlain 1909-1921 Democratic
Robert N. Stanfield 1921-1927 Republican
Frederick Steiwer 1927-1938 Republican
Alfred Evan Reames 1938-1938 Democratic
Alexander G. Barry 1938-1939 Republican
Rufus C. Holman 1939-1945 Republican
Wayne L. Morse 1945-1969 Republican
Robert W. Packwood 1969-1995 Republican
Ron Wyden 1996-Present Democratic

See also

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