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Oregon Ballot Measure 47, Revision of Campaign Finance Laws (2006)

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Ballot Measure 47 (2006) is an initiated state statute that 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] This measure goes 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.

Official 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


This measure appeared on the ballot at the 2006 General Election and passed.





See blog entries for and against this measure at


  1. Taking the Initiative from The Portland Mercury
  2. Detailed information about this initiative from the Secretary of State
  3. Oregon Ballot Measure Blogs
  4. Oregon Ballot Measure Blogs

See also