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Michael Schaufler
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Oregon House of Representatives District 48
Retired
In office
2003-2013
PartyDemocratic
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First elected2002
Next generalNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
City Councilor, Happy Valley, Oregon
1997-2000
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Iowa, 1984
Personal
BirthdayNovember 24, 1959
Place of birthWebster City, IA
CandidateVerification
Michael Schaufler (November 24, 1959) is a former Democratic member of the Oregon House of Representatives. He represented District 48 from 2003 until his primary defeat in 2012. Schaufler is a precinct person for the Democratic Party of Clackamas County Central Committee. Previously, Schaufler was Chair of the Democratic Party of Clackamas County Central Committee, Commissioner of Happy Valley Planning Commission and City Councilor in Happy Valley, Oregon.

He also was a contractor and owner of his own construction company, and belonged to the Laborer's International Union of North America.

Schaufler holds a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Iowa.

Schaufler and his wife, Frances have one child, Marcella.[1]

Committee assignments

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Schaufler served on these committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Schaufler served on these committees:

Issues

Campaign themes

2012

On his 2012 campaign site, Schaufler outlines his campaign themes:

  • Employment: "One of the best things we can do to increase employment is to improve our roads and bridges. Infrastructure projects like that will create a lot of good-paying jobs, as will renovating community colleges and universities."
  • Small business: "We should help local employers get better access to the resources they need to grow and add jobs. That’s a concrete step that will have a big local impact."
  • Minimum wage: "Very important. That’s why I supported increasing the minimum wage to help families make ends meet in some very tough times."
  • Education: "I’m committed to increasing funding for public schools and I really believe in the positive effects that come from things like Head Start and smaller class sizes."
  • Environment: "I voted to protect the headwaters of the Metolius River from overdevelopment. There’s also a clear connection between the economy and the environment, like the clean energy development programs I supported in the Legislature."
  • Women's issues: " I’m very proud that I have a 100% voting record with Planned Parenthood PAC and they’ve endorsed me again this year. I’ve always voted to defend reproductive rights and I’ve supported greater access to breast cancer screenings."

Elections

2012

See also: Oregon House of Representatives elections, 2012

Schaufler ran for re-election in 2012. He was defeated by Jeff Reardon (D) in the May 15, 2012 Democratic primary. George Yellott ran unopposed in the Republican primary. The general election took place on November 6, 2012.[2][3]

Oregon House of Representatives, District 48 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJeff Reardon 66% 2,782
Mike Schaufler Incumbent 34% 1,433
Total Votes 4,215

2010

See also: Oregon House of Representatives elections, 2010

Schaufler won re-election to the 48th District seat in 2010. He had no primary opposition but faced Independent Party candidate Jeff Caton in the general election which took place on November 2, 2010.[4]

Oregon State House, District 48
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Michael Schaufler (D) 9,719
Jeff Caton (I) 7,246

2008

On November 4, 2008, Schaufler won re-election to Oregon State House District 48.[5] He ran unopposed.

Oregon State House District 48
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Michael Schaufler (D) 15,156
Misc. 672

Campaign donors

2010

Schaufler collected $212,981 in campaign donations in 2010. The largest donors to the campaign are listed below.[6]

Oregon House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Michael Schaufler's campaign in 2010
Associated General Contractors Oregon-Columbia Chapter$5,000
Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield Of Oregon$5,000
Oregon Medical Association$5,000
Oregon Forest Industries Council$5,000
Oregon Bankers Association$5,000
Total Raised in 2010 $212,981

2008

In 2008 Schaufler collected $207,344 in donations.[7]

These were the largest contributions in 2008.

Donor Amount
INTERNATIONAL BROTHERHOOD OF ELECTRICAL WORKERS $8,500
OREGON COUNCIL OF NATIONAL ELECTRICAL CONTRACTORS ASSOCIATION $7,500
NORTHWEST GROCERY ASSOCIATION $6,511
OREGON ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS $6,500
NORTHWEST GROCERY ASSOCIATION $6,511
OREGON ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS $6,500

Controversies

Use of campaign funds

In 2011, Schaufler's use of campaign funds came into question for expenditures that did not have a direct connection to campaigning. According to records, Shell Oil paid in part for a trip Schaufler took to northern Alberta to inspect the Canadian tar sands. Schaufler's campaign expenditure report, meanwhile, shows he charged an additional $2,859 for travel and lodging during the trip to his campaign account.

Between January 1, 2009 and early 2011, Schaufler's expenditures included almost $6,000 for 91 visits to Magoo's, a bar in Salem, and $2,434 for 68 visits to another bar. In 2010 he also charged $696 for his Comcast bill, $213 for an Oregonian subscription, and $262 for Starbucks purchases. State elections director Steve Trout said the expenditures all seem to be legal - state statute says funds can be used for "any lawful purpose."[8]

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Oregon House of Representatives - District 48
2003–2013
Succeeded by
Mike Schaufler (D)