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The [[Signature requirements and deadlines for 2012 state legislative elections | signature filing deadline]] for candidates wishing to run in these elections was March 6, 2012. The [[Signature requirements and deadlines for 2012 state legislative elections | primary election day]] was May 15, 2012.<ref>[http://www.sos.state.or.us/elections/ ''Oregon Secretary of State'' "Elections Calendar for 2012"]</ref>
 
The [[Signature requirements and deadlines for 2012 state legislative elections | signature filing deadline]] for candidates wishing to run in these elections was March 6, 2012. The [[Signature requirements and deadlines for 2012 state legislative elections | primary election day]] was May 15, 2012.<ref>[http://www.sos.state.or.us/elections/ ''Oregon Secretary of State'' "Elections Calendar for 2012"]</ref>
  
During the [[Oregon House of Representatives elections, 2012|2012 election]], the total contributions to the 150 House candidates was $20,282,835.  The top 10 contributors were:<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_candidates.phtml?s=OR&y=2012&f=H ''Follow the Money'' "Oregon House of Representatives 2012 Campaign Contributions"]</ref>
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During the [[Oregon House of Representatives elections, 2012|2012 election]], the total contributions to the 150 House candidates was $20,282,835.  The top 10 contributors were:<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_candidates.phtml?s=OR&y=2012&f=H ''Follow the Money'', "Oregon House of Representatives 2012 Campaign Contributions"]</ref>
  
 
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The [[Primary election dates in 2010|signature-filing deadline]] for candidates wishing to run in these elections was March 9, 2010 (August 24 for independents). The primary election date was May 18, 2010.
 
The [[Primary election dates in 2010|signature-filing deadline]] for candidates wishing to run in these elections was March 9, 2010 (August 24 for independents). The primary election date was May 18, 2010.
  
During the [[Oregon House of Representatives elections, 2010|2010 election]], the total contributions to the 140 House candidates was $14,996,656.  The top 10 contributors were:<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_candidates.phtml?s=OR&y=2010&f=H ''Follow the Money'' "Oregon House of Representatives 2012 Campaign Contributions"]</ref>
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During the [[Oregon House of Representatives elections, 2010|2010 election]], the total contributions to the 140 House candidates was $14,996,656.  The top 10 contributors were:<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_candidates.phtml?s=OR&y=2010&f=H ''Follow the Money'', "Oregon House of Representatives 2012 Campaign Contributions"]</ref>
  
 
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The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in these elections was March 11, 2008. The primary election date was May 20, 2008.
 
The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in these elections was March 11, 2008. The primary election date was May 20, 2008.
  
During the [[Oregon House of Representatives elections, 2008|2008 election]], the total contributions to the 130 House candidates was $16,963,664.  The top 10 contributors were:<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_candidates.phtml?s=OR&y=2008&f=H ''Follow the Money'' "Oregon House of Representatives 2012 Campaign Contributions"]</ref>
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During the [[Oregon House of Representatives elections, 2008|2008 election]], the total contributions to the 130 House candidates was $16,963,664.  The top 10 contributors were:<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_candidates.phtml?s=OR&y=2008&f=H ''Follow the Money'', "Oregon House of Representatives 2012 Campaign Contributions"]</ref>
  
 
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Elections for the office of Oregon's House of Representatives consisted of a primary election date on May 16, 2006 and a general election on November 7, 2006. All '''60 seats''' were up for election.
 
Elections for the office of Oregon's House of Representatives consisted of a primary election date on May 16, 2006 and a general election on November 7, 2006. All '''60 seats''' were up for election.
  
During the [[Oregon House of Representatives elections, 2006|2006 election]], the total contributions to the 149 House candidates was $15,003,199.  The top 10 contributors were:<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_candidates.phtml?s=OR&y=2006&f=H ''Follow the Money'' "Oregon House of Representatives 2012 Campaign Contributions"]</ref>
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During the [[Oregon House of Representatives elections, 2006|2006 election]], the total contributions to the 149 House candidates was $15,003,199.  The top 10 contributors were:<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_candidates.phtml?s=OR&y=2006&f=H ''Follow the Money'', "Oregon House of Representatives 2012 Campaign Contributions"]</ref>
  
 
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Elections for the office of Oregon's House of Representatives consisted of a primary election date on May 18, 2004 and a general election on November 2, 2004. All '''60 seats''' were up for election.
 
Elections for the office of Oregon's House of Representatives consisted of a primary election date on May 18, 2004 and a general election on November 2, 2004. All '''60 seats''' were up for election.
  
During the [[Oregon House of Representatives elections, 2004|2004 election]], the total contributions to the 183 House candidates was $10,967,119.  The top 10 contributors were:<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_candidates.phtml?s=OR&y=2004&f=H ''Follow the Money'' "Oregon House of Representatives 2012 Campaign Contributions"]</ref>
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During the [[Oregon House of Representatives elections, 2004|2004 election]], the total contributions to the 183 House candidates was $10,967,119.  The top 10 contributors were:<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_candidates.phtml?s=OR&y=2004&f=H ''Follow the Money'', "Oregon House of Representatives 2012 Campaign Contributions"]</ref>
  
 
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Elections for the office of Oregon's House of Representatives consisted of a primary election date on May 21, 2002 and a general election on November 5, 2002. All '''60 seats''' were up for election.
 
Elections for the office of Oregon's House of Representatives consisted of a primary election date on May 21, 2002 and a general election on November 5, 2002. All '''60 seats''' were up for election.
  
During the [[Oregon House of Representatives elections, 2002|2002 election]], the total contributions to the 156 House candidates was $11,000,936.  The top 10 contributors were:<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_candidates.phtml?s=OR&y=2002&f=H ''Follow the Money'' "Oregon House of Representatives 2012 Campaign Contributions"]</ref>
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During the [[Oregon House of Representatives elections, 2002|2002 election]], the total contributions to the 156 House candidates was $11,000,936.  The top 10 contributors were:<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_candidates.phtml?s=OR&y=2002&f=H ''Follow the Money'', "Oregon House of Representatives 2012 Campaign Contributions"]</ref>
  
 
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Elections for the office of Oregon's House of Representatives consisted of a primary election date on May 16, 2000 and a general election on November 7, 2000. All '''60 seats''' were up for election.
 
Elections for the office of Oregon's House of Representatives consisted of a primary election date on May 16, 2000 and a general election on November 7, 2000. All '''60 seats''' were up for election.
  
During the [[Oregon House of Representatives elections, 2000|2000 election]], the total contributions to the 146 House candidates was $11,077,518.  The top 10 contributors were:<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_candidates.phtml?s=OR&y=2000&f=H ''Follow the Money'' "Oregon House of Representatives 2012 Campaign Contributions"]</ref>
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During the [[Oregon House of Representatives elections, 2000|2000 election]], the total contributions to the 146 House candidates was $11,077,518.  The top 10 contributors were:<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_candidates.phtml?s=OR&y=2000&f=H ''Follow the Money'', "Oregon House of Representatives 2012 Campaign Contributions"]</ref>
  
 
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Revision as of 08:06, 6 May 2014

Oregon House of Representatives

Seal of Oregon.png
General Information
Type:   Lower house
Term limits:   None
2014 session start:   February 3, 2014
Website:   Official House Page
Leadership
House Speaker:  Tina Kotek (D)
Majority Leader:   Val Hoyle (D)
Minority leader:   Mike McLane (R)
Structure
Members:  60
  
Length of term:   2 years
Authority:   Art IV, Oregon Constitution
Salary:   $21,936/year + per diem
Elections
Last Election:  November 6, 2012 (60 seats)
Next election:  November 4, 2014 (60 seats)
Redistricting:  Legislature redraws boundaries
The Oregon House of Representatives is the lower house of the Oregon Legislature. There are 60 members in the House, elected to two-year terms, and not subject to term limits. Each member represents an average of 63,851 residents, as of the 2010 Census.[1] After the 2000 Census, each member represented approximately 57,023 residents.[2]

The Oregon legislature is termed as a "citizens' assembly" (meaning that most legislators hold other jobs.) Its regular sessions occur in odd-numbered years, beginning on the second Monday in January. Oregon is one of only 6 states which do not hold annual sessions.

In Oregon, representatives serve two-year terms with no limit on consecutive terms.

As of July 2014, Oregon is one of 13 Democratic state government trifectas.

Sessions

Article IV of the Oregon Constitution establishes when the Oregon State Legislature, of which the House of Representatives is a part, is to meet. Section 10 of Article IV states that the Legislature will meet in regular session once every two years. The section goes on to establish starting dates for these sessions, but these dates have been changed by law (as the section allows).

Section 10 of Article IV also requires the presiding officers of both legislative houses to convene an emergency session of the Legislature when a majority of the members of each house request an emergency session.

2014

See also: Dates of 2014 state legislative sessions

In 2014, the Legislature was in session from February 3 through March 10.

Major issues

Major issues in the 2014 legislative session included marijuana, gun control, liquor in grocery stores, the environment, health, the budget, Oregon Lottery reform and the Columbia River Crossing project.[3]

2013

See also: Dates of 2013 state legislative sessions

In 2013, the Legislature was in session from February 4 through July 9.

Major issues

Major issues in the 2013 legislative session included in-state tuition, driver's licenses for undocumented immigrants, and background checks for guns.[4][5]

2012

See also: Dates of 2012 state legislative sessions

In 2012, the House was in session from February 1 through March 6.

2011

See also: Dates of 2011 state legislative sessions

In 2011, the House was in session from February 1 through June 30.[6]

2010

See also: Dates of 2010 state legislative sessions

In 2010, the House did not hold a regular session. However, the Legislature was in special session from February 1st to February 25th.[7]

Ethics and transparency

Following the Money report

See also: Following the Money 2014 Report

The U.S. Public Interest Research Group, a consumer-focused nonprofit organization based in Washington, D.C., released its annual report on state transparency websites in April 2014. The report, entitled "Following the Money," measured how transparent and accountable state websites are with regard to state government spending.[8] According to the report, Oregon received a grade of A- and a numerical score of 93.5, indicating that Oregon was "leading" in terms of transparency regarding state spending.[8]

Open States Transparency

See also: Open States' Legislative Data Report Card

The Sunlight Foundation released an "Open Legislative Data Report Card" in March 2013. Oregon was given a grade of C in the report. The report card evaluated how adequate, complete and accessible legislative data is to the general public. A total of 10 states received an A -- Arkansas, Connecticut, Georgia, Kansas, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, Texas, Virginia and Washington.[9]

Elections

2014

See also: Oregon House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Oregon House of Representatives will take place in 2014. A primary election took place May 20, 2014. The general election will take place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 11, 2014.

2012

See also: Oregon House of Representatives elections, 2012

Elections for the office of Oregon House of Representatives were held in Oregon on November 6, 2012. All 60 seats were up for election.

The signature filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in these elections was March 6, 2012. The primary election day was May 15, 2012.[10]

During the 2012 election, the total contributions to the 150 House candidates was $20,282,835. The top 10 contributors were:[11]


The following table details the 10 districts with the smallest margin of victory in the November 6 general election.

2010

See also: Oregon House of Representatives elections, 2010

Elections for the office of Oregon's House of Representatives were held in Oregon on November 2, 2010. All 60 seats were up for election.

The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in these elections was March 9, 2010 (August 24 for independents). The primary election date was May 18, 2010.

During the 2010 election, the total contributions to the 140 House candidates was $14,996,656. The top 10 contributors were:[12]

2008

See also: Oregon House of Representatives elections, 2008

Elections for the office of Oregon's House of Representatives were held in Oregon on November 4, 2008. All 60 seats were up for election.

The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in these elections was March 11, 2008. The primary election date was May 20, 2008.

During the 2008 election, the total contributions to the 130 House candidates was $16,963,664. The top 10 contributors were:[13]

2006

See also: Oregon House of Representatives elections, 2006

Elections for the office of Oregon's House of Representatives consisted of a primary election date on May 16, 2006 and a general election on November 7, 2006. All 60 seats were up for election.

During the 2006 election, the total contributions to the 149 House candidates was $15,003,199. The top 10 contributors were:[14]

2004

See also: Oregon House of Representatives elections, 2004

Elections for the office of Oregon's House of Representatives consisted of a primary election date on May 18, 2004 and a general election on November 2, 2004. All 60 seats were up for election.

During the 2004 election, the total contributions to the 183 House candidates was $10,967,119. The top 10 contributors were:[15]

2002

See also: Oregon House of Representatives elections, 2002

Elections for the office of Oregon's House of Representatives consisted of a primary election date on May 21, 2002 and a general election on November 5, 2002. All 60 seats were up for election.

During the 2002 election, the total contributions to the 156 House candidates was $11,000,936. The top 10 contributors were:[16]

2000

See also: Oregon House of Representatives elections, 2000

Elections for the office of Oregon's House of Representatives consisted of a primary election date on May 16, 2000 and a general election on November 7, 2000. All 60 seats were up for election.

During the 2000 election, the total contributions to the 146 House candidates was $11,077,518. The top 10 contributors were:[17]

Qualifications

Article 4, Section 8 of the Oregon Constitution states:

  • No person shall be a Senator or Representative who at the time of election is not a citizen of the United States; nor anyone who has not been for one year next preceding the election an inhabitant of the district from which the Senator or Representative may be chosen. However, for purposes of the general election next following the operative date of an apportionment under section 6 of this Article, the person must have been an inhabitant of the district from January 1 of the year following the reapportionment to the date of the election.
  • Senators and Representatives shall be at least twenty one years of age.
  • No person shall be a Senator or Representative who has been convicted of a felony during:
    • The term of office of the person as a Senator or Representative; or
    • The period beginning on the date of the election at which the person was elected to the office of Senator or Representative and ending on the first day of the term of office to which the person was elected.
  • No person is eligible to be elected as a Senator or Representative if that person has been convicted of a felony and has not completed the sentence received for the conviction prior to the date that person would take office if elected. As used in this subsection, “sentence received for the conviction” includes a term of imprisonment, any period of probation or post-prison supervision and payment of a monetary obligation imposed as all or part of a sentence.
  • Notwithstanding sections 11 and 15, Article IV of this Constitution:
    • The office of a Senator or Representative convicted of a felony during the term to which the Senator or Representative was elected or appointed shall become vacant on the date the Senator or Representative is convicted.
    • A person elected to the office of Senator or Representative and convicted of a felony during the period beginning on the date of the election and ending on the first day of the term of office to which the person was elected shall be ineligible to take office and the office shall become vacant on the first day of the next term of office.
  • Subject to subsection (4) of this section, a person who is ineligible to be a Senator or Representative under subsection (3) of this section may:
    • Be a Senator or Representative after the expiration of the term of office during which the person is ineligible; and
    • Be a candidate for the office of Senator or Representative prior to the expiration of the term of office during which the person is ineligible.
  • No person shall be a Senator or Representative who at all times during the term of office of the person as a Senator or Representative is not an inhabitant of the district from which the Senator or Representative may be chosen or has been appointed to represent. A person shall not lose status as an inhabitant of a district if the person is absent from the district for purposes of business of the Legislative Assembly. Following the operative date of an apportionment under section 6 of this Article, until the expiration of the term of office of the person, a person may be an inhabitant of any district.

Vacancies

See also: How vacancies are filled in state legislatures
How Vacancies are filled in State Legislatures
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If there is a vacancy in the House, the Board of County Commissioners representing the vacant seat must select a replacement. This can only be done when the Legislature is in session or the vacancy happens more than 61 days before the next scheduled general election.[18] The board must select a person from the political party that last held the vacant seat. Three candidates who are members of the party that last controlled the seat must be considered by the board. A replacement must be selected within 30 days of the vacancy. The person selected to fill the seat serves for the remainder of the unexpired term.[19]

Partisan composition

See also: Partisan composition of state houses
Party As of July 2014
     Democratic Party 34
     Republican Party 26
Total 60

Partisan balance after 2010 election

The Oregon House of Representatives was tied between the two parties after the November 2010 election, which led to the creative decision to have co-speakers, one from each party. The arrangement had worked relatively well and the House functioned smoothly. Other chambers have faced the problem of tied party membership in the past, including Oregon's State Senate after the 2002 elections.[20]

The chart below shows the partisan composition of the Oregon State House of Representatives from 1992-2013.
Partisan composition of the Oregon State House.PNG

Redistricting

See also: Redistricting in Oregon

The Oregon State Legislature is responsible for proposing and passing new legislative maps. Should a plan not be passed by the deadline, or if one is vetoed or struck down by a court, the Oregon Secretary of State then assumes responsibility. Historically, the Secretary was involved in each redistricting process in the century prior to 2011.

2010 census

Oregon's population increased by 12 percent from 2000-2010, exceeding the national average of 9.7 percent. The Legislature had not successfully drawn a plan in 100 years. Despite the even partisan split and the historical success rate, the Legislature proposed and passed a new plan quickly without major controversy. Governor John Kitzhaber (D) signed the plan into law on June 13, 2011, six days after its original proposal. This is the first time Oregon enacted a redistricting plan without the involvement of the Secretary of State in 100 years. No major litigation was filed against the plan.

Representatives

Salaries

See also: Comparison of state legislative salaries

As of 2013, members of the Oregon Legislature are paid $21,936/year during legislative sessions. Legislators receive $123/day per diem tied to the federal rate.[21]

The Speaker of the House and the President of the Senate receive twice as much salary as other legislators. These salaries have been determined by statute.

When sworn in

See also: When state legislators assume office after a general election

Oregon legislators assume office the second Monday in January.

Leadership

The Speaker of the House is the presiding officer of the body.[22]

Current leadership

Current Leadership, Oregon House of Representatives
Office Representative Party
Speaker of the House Tina Kotek Electiondot.png Democratic
State House Speaker Pro Tempore Betty Komp Electiondot.png Democratic
State House Majority Leader Val Hoyle Electiondot.png Democratic
State House Majority Whip Tobias Read Electiondot.png Democratic
State House Deputy Majority Whip Jessica Vega Pederson Electiondot.png Democratic
State House Assistant Majority Leader, Policy Nancy Nathanson Electiondot.png Democratic
State House Assistant Majority Leader, Politics Barbara Smith Warner Electiondot.png Democratic
State House Assistant Majority Leader, Politics Jennifer Williamson Electiondot.png Democratic
State House Assistant Majority Leader, Politics Ann Lininger Electiondot.png Democratic
State House Minority Leader Mike McLane Ends.png Republican
State House Deputy Minority Leader John Davis Ends.png Republican
State House Minority Whip Sherrie Sprenger Ends.png Republican
State House Assistant Minority Leader Gene Whisnant Ends.png Republican
State House Assistant Minority Leader Vicki Berger Ends.png Republican
State House Assistant Minority Leader Cliff Bentz Ends.png Republican

Current members

Current members, Oregon House of Representatives
District Representative Party Assumed office
1 Wayne Krieger Ends.png Republican 2001
2 Tim Freeman Ends.png Republican 2009
3 Wally Hicks Ends.png Republican 2011
4 Dennis Richardson Ends.png Republican 2003
5 Peter Buckley Electiondot.png Democratic 2005
6 Sal Esquivel Ends.png Republican 2005
7 Bruce Hanna Ends.png Republican 2004
8 Paul Holvey Electiondot.png Democratic 2005
9 Caddy McKeown Electiondot.png Democratic 2013
10 David Gomberg Electiondot.png Democratic 2013
11 Phil Barnhart Electiondot.png Democratic 2001
12 John Lively Electiondot.png Democratic 2013
13 Nancy Nathanson Electiondot.png Democratic 2007
14 Val Hoyle Electiondot.png Democratic 2009
15 Andy Olson Ends.png Republican 2005
16 Sara Gelser Electiondot.png Democratic 2005
17 Sherrie Sprenger Ends.png Republican 2009
18 Victor Gilliam Ends.png Republican 2007
19 Kevin Cameron Ends.png Republican 2005
20 Vicki Berger Ends.png Republican 2003
21 Brian Clem Electiondot.png Democratic 2007
22 Betty Komp Electiondot.png Democratic 2005
23 Jim Thompson Ends.png Republican 2009
24 Jim Weidner Ends.png Republican 2009
25 Kim Thatcher Ends.png Republican 2005
26 John Davis Ends.png Republican 2013
27 Tobias Read Electiondot.png Democratic 2007
28 Jeff Barker Electiondot.png Democratic 2003
29 Ben Unger Electiondot.png Democratic 2013
30 Joe Gallegos Electiondot.png Democratic 2013
31 Bradley Witt Electiondot.png Democratic 2005
32 Deborah Boone Electiondot.png Democratic 2004
33 Mitch Greenlick Electiondot.png Democratic 2003
34 Chris Harker Electiondot.png Democratic 2008
35 Margaret Doherty Electiondot.png Democratic 2009
36 Jennifer Williamson Electiondot.png Democratic 2013
37 Julie Parrish Ends.png Republican 2011
38 Ann Lininger Electiondot.png Democratic 2014
39 Bill Kennemer Ends.png Republican 2009
40 Brent Barton Electiondot.png Democratic 2013
41 Carolyn Tomei Electiondot.png Democratic 2003
42 Jules Bailey Electiondot.png Democratic 2009
43 Lew Frederick Electiondot.png Democratic 2009
44 Tina Kotek Electiondot.png Democratic 2007
45 Barbara Smith Warner Electiondot.png Democratic 2014
46 Alissa Keny-Guyer Electiondot.png Democratic 2011
47 Jessica Vega Pederson Electiondot.png Democratic 2013
48 Jeff Reardon Electiondot.png Democratic 2013
49 Chris Gorsek Electiondot.png Democratic 2013
50 Greg Matthews Electiondot.png Democratic 2009
51 Shemia Fagan Electiondot.png Democratic 2013
52 Mark Johnson Ends.png Republican 2010
53 Gene Whisnant Ends.png Republican 2003
54 Jason Conger Ends.png Republican 2011
55 Mike McLane Ends.png Republican 2011
56 Gail Whitsett Ends.png Republican 2013
57 Greg Smith Ends.png Republican 2001
58 Bob Jenson Ends.png Republican 1997
59 John Huffman Ends.png Republican 2007
60 Cliff Bentz Ends.png Republican 2008

Standing committees

The Oregon House has 14 standing committees:

Decommissioned committees

History

Partisan balance 1992-2013

Who Runs the States Project
See also: Ballotpedia:Who Runs the States and Ballotpedia:Who Runs the States, Oregon
Partisan breakdown of the Oregon legislature from 1992-2013

From 1992-2013, the Democratic Party was the majority in the Oregon State House of Representatives for five years while the Republicans were the majority for 15 years. Oregon was under a Democratic trifecta for the final year of the study.

Across the country, there were 577 Democratic and 483 Republican State Houses of Representatives from 1992 to 2013.

Over the course of the 22-year study, state governments became increasingly more partisan. At the outset of the study period (1992), 18 of the 49 states with partisan legislatures had single-party trifectas and 31 states had divided governments. In 2013, only 13 states had divided governments, while single-party trifectas held sway in 36 states, the most in the 22 years studied.

The chart below shows the partisan composition of the Office of the Governor of Oregon, the Oregon State Senate and the Oregon House of Representatives from 1992-2013. Partisan composition of Oregon state government(1992-2013).PNG

SQLI and partisanship

The chart below depicts the partisanship of the Oregon state government and the state's SQLI ranking for the years studied. For the SQLI, the states were ranked from 1-50, with 1 being the best and 50 the worst. Oregon had Democratic trifectas from 2007-2010 and again in 2013. The state's lowest SQLI ranking, finishing 39th, occurred in 2005. Its highest ranking, finishing 18th, occurred in 2011. Both occurred when the government was divided.

Chart displaying the partisanship of the Oregon government from 1992-2013 and the State Quality of Life Index (SQLI).

See also

External links

References

  1. Population in 2010 of the American states, accessed November 22, 2013
  2. Population in 2000 of the American states, Accessed November 27, 2013
  3. oregonlive.com, "2014 Oregon Legislature: 35 days for guns, pot, booze and a zombie bridge," accessed February 3, 2014
  4. Statesman Journal, "Immigration issues back in spotlight at Oregon Legislature," January 27, 2013
  5. Daily Tidings, "Immigration issues on agenda for Ore. Legislature," February 1, 2013
  6. 2011 Legislative Sessions Calendar, NCSL
  7. 2010 session dates for Oregon Legislature
  8. 8.0 8.1 U.S. Public Interest Research Group, "Following the Money 2014 Report," accessed April 15, 2014
  9. Sunlight Foundation, "Ten Principles for Opening Up Government Information," accessed June 16, 2013
  10. Oregon Secretary of State "Elections Calendar for 2012"
  11. Follow the Money, "Oregon House of Representatives 2012 Campaign Contributions"
  12. Follow the Money, "Oregon House of Representatives 2012 Campaign Contributions"
  13. Follow the Money, "Oregon House of Representatives 2012 Campaign Contributions"
  14. Follow the Money, "Oregon House of Representatives 2012 Campaign Contributions"
  15. Follow the Money, "Oregon House of Representatives 2012 Campaign Contributions"
  16. Follow the Money, "Oregon House of Representatives 2012 Campaign Contributions"
  17. Follow the Money, "Oregon House of Representatives 2012 Campaign Contributions"
  18. OregonLaws, "Oregon Election Law," accessed December 18, 2013(Referenced Statute 171.051, (1) (a)-(c))
  19. OregonLaws, "Oregon Election Law," accessed December 18, 2013(Referenced Statute 171.051, (2)-(6))
  20. Governing, "How Tied Chambers Affect States," June 9, 2011
  21. NCSL.org, "2012 State Legislator Compensation and Per Diem Table," accessed March 18, 2013
  22. Oregon House Leadership