Oregon Ballot Measure 47, Revision of Campaign Finance Laws (2006)
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. 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.
Revises Campaign Finance Laws: Limits Or Prohibits Contributions And Expenditures; Adds Disclosure, New Reporting Requirements.
The official proponents of Ballot Measure 47 were:
- Francis G. Nelson
- Peter Buckley
- Bryn Hazell
No spending/donations were reported on behalf of Ballot Measure 47.
$1,540,180 was donated to the campaign in favor of a "no" vote on Ballot Measure 47 through nine different campaign committees. The same nine committees filed in opposition to Measure 46.
Donors of $50,000 and over were:
|Oregon City Federation of Teachers||$360,000|
|Oregon School Employees Association||$275,840|
|SEIU Local 503||$100,167|
|Northwest Grocery Association||$80,000|
|Oregon Restaurant Association||$50,000|
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