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Francis G. Nelson, Peter Buckley, and Bryn Hazell.
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This measure appeared on the [[ballot]] at the 2006 General Election and '''passed'''. However, Measure 46, which sought to amend the constitution to ''allow'' such a statute '''failed'''.
The Secretary of State, in consultation with the Attorney General, determined that Ballot
Measure 47 will be ineffective until the Oregon Constitution is found to allow, or is amended to
allow, limitations on campaign contributions and expenditures.<ref>[ ''Initiative and Referendum Process'' prepared by Margorie Taylor for the Legislative Committee Services]</ref>

Revision as of 14:00, 11 October 2011

Oregon Ballot Measure 47 was on the November 7, 2006 ballot in Oregon as an initiated state statute, where it was approved.

Measure 47 places strict caps on how much individuals can spend on candidates ($500 for statewide office, $100 for other public offices) and bans contributions from corporations and unions entirely.[1] Measure 47 went hand-in-hand with 2006's Measure 46 that sought to amend the free speech areas of the Oregon Constitution that allow unlimited contributions from any individual or organization.

Election results

Measures 47
Approveda Yes 694,918 53.04%

Ballot title

Revises Campaign Finance Laws: Limits Or Prohibits Contributions And Expenditures; Adds Disclosure, New Reporting Requirements.[2]


Francis G. Nelson, Peter Buckley, and Bryn Hazell.





Opponents included:


$1,540,180 was donated to the campaign in favor of a "no" vote on Ballot Measure 47 through nine different campaign committees.

Donors of $50,000 and over were:

Donor Amount
Oregon City Federation of Teachers $360,000
Oregon School Employees Association $275,840
SEIU Local 503 $100,167
Northwest Grocery Association $80,000
Winthrop McCormack $75,000
Our Oregon $50,116
Oregon Restaurant Association $50,000

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