Art Robinson

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Candidate for
U.S. House, Oregon, District 4
Ph.D.University of California at San Diego
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Art Robinson was a 2012 Republican candidate who sought election to the U.S. House representing the 4th Congressional District of Oregon.[1] He lost in the general election.[2]
Art Robinson for House campaign logo.


In 1973, after resigning from his faculty position at the University of California, San Diego, Robinson co-founded the Linus Pauling Institute and served as President and Research Professor. In 1980, he, along with his wife, Lauralee, moved to Oregon to found the Oregon Institute of Science and Medicine.[3]



See also: Oregon's 4th congressional district elections, 2012

Robinson ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Oregon's 4th District. Robinson won the nomination on the Republican ticket. The signature filing deadline for candidates wishing to run was March 6, 2012. Robinson was the only Republican looking to challenge incumbent Rep. Peter DeFazio (D). Also in the race was Libertarian candidate Chuck Huntting.

DeFazio defeated Robinson and Huntting in the general election.[2]

U.S. House, Oregon District 4 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngPeter DeFazio Incumbent 59.1% 212,866
     Republican Art Robinson 39% 140,549
     Libertarian Chuck Huntting 1.7% 6,205
     Write-In N/A 0.1% 468
Total Votes 360,088
Source: Oregon Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"


In 2010, Robinson won the Republican nomination to challenge incumbent Peter DeFazio (D). He lost in the general election.[4]

U.S. House of Representatives, Oregon Congressional District Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democrat Green check mark transparent.pngPeter DeFazio Incumbent 54.6% 162,416
     Republican Art Robinson 43.7% 129,877
     Pacific Green Mike Beilstein 1.8% 5,215
Total Votes 297,508

Campaign donors


Above is a breakdown of funds for the 2012 election, according to source.

Robinson lost the United States House of Representatives election in 2012. During that election cycle, Robinson's campaign committee raised a total of $1,212,008 and spent $1,232,049.[5]

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