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John Kitzhaber

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John Kitzhaber
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Candidate for Oregon Governor
Political party Democrat, Independent
Website Campaign website

John Albert Kitzhaber (b. March 5, 1947) is a medical educator and former Governor of Oregon. His also a former practicing physician. He graduated from South Eugene High School in 1965, Dartmouth College in 1969, and Oregon Health & Science University with a medical degree in 1973. In September of 2009 Kitzhaber announced his candidacy in the 2010 Oregon Gubernatorial election[1].


  • Oregon Health & Science University, M.D., 1973
  • Dartmouth College, 1968
  • South Eugene High School, 1965



See also: Oregon gubernatorial election, 2010 and Gubernatorial elections, 2010

Kitzhaber will face Chris Dudley (R), Wes W. Wagner (L), and Gregory E. Kord (C) in the general election on November 2, 2010.

As Governor

John Kitzhaber served two terms as Governor of Oregon, from 1995 through 2003.

Campaign Contributions

Kitzhaber's 1998 campaign for reelection as Governor of Oregon[2]
Total Raised $1,295,501
Total Raised by Gen. Election Opponent $3,247,567
Top 5 Contributors Carpenters Legislative Activities Selective Support $95,000 (7.33% of total) Labor
Oregon Education Association $34,901 (2.69%) Sector: Labor
Oregon Laborers $30,000 (2.32%) Sector: Labor
Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 290 $30,000 (2.32%) Sector: Labor
Furman, William $25,000 (1.93%) Sector: Energy
Individuals v. Institutions $466,942 (36%)
$824,949 (63.7%)
In v. Outside State $1,148,035 (88.7%)
$141,306 (10.9%)

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