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|Oregon House of Representatives District 49|
|January 12, 2015|
|Years in position||2|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|First elected||November 6, 2012|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|Troutdale City Council|
|Bachelor's||University of Oregon|
|Master's||University of Oregon|
|Ph.D.||Portland State University|
|Date of birth||01/28/1958|
|Profession||Police officer/Mt. Hood Community College professor|
Gorsek earned a B.S. from the University of Oregon in 1989, a MA from the University of Oregon in 1992, and a Phd-ABD in Urban Studies from Portland State University in 1998. His professional experience includes being the Director of the Senior Adult Learning Center at Portland State University, serving as the Dean/Instructor at Mount Hood Community College from 1997-2000, and as a Police officer for the Portland Police Bureau from 1980-1987.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Gorsek served on the following committees:
|Oregon Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Higher Education and Workforce Development|
|• Transportation and Economic Development, Vice Chair|
Gorsek won election in the 2012 election for Oregon House District 49. Gorsek was unopposed in the May 15 Democratic primary and defeated incumbent Matthew Wand (R) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.
|Oregon House of Representatives, District 49, General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Matthew Wand Incumbent||45.6%||9,602|
Comprehensive donor information for Gorsek is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Gorsek raised a total of $652,258 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 14, 2013.
|Chris Gorsek's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Oregon State House, District 49||$557,459|
|2000||Oregon State Senate, District 11||$94,799|
|Grand Total Raised||$652,258|
2012Gorsek won election to the Oregon State House in 2012. During that election cycle, Gorsek raised a total of $557,459.
|Oregon State House 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Chris Gorsek's campaign in 2012|
|Building Trades PAC||$170,989|
|Oregon Education Association||$91,726|
|Service Employees Local 530||$89,243|
|Oregon Democratic Party||$74,367|
|Oregon Trial Lawyers Association||$20,000|
|Total Raised in 2012||$557,459|
|Source: Follow the Money|
2000Gorsek lost the election for the Oregon State Senate in 2000. During that election cycle, Gorsek raised a total of $94,799.
|Oregon State Senate 2000 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Chris Gorsek's campaign in 2000|
|Senate Democratic Leadership Fund of Oregon||$72,150|
|Sheet Metal Workers Local 16||$1,950|
|Oregon Education Association||$1,021|
|Total Raised in 2000||$94,799|
|Source: Follow the Money|
Gorsek and his wife, Jackie, have two children.
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- Office website
- Campaign website
- Project Vote Smart biography
- Follow the Money
- Campaign contributions: 2012, 2000
Matthew Wand (R)
|Oregon House of Representatives - District 49
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