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Oregon State Senate elections, 2010

Majority controlCampaign contributions

QualificationsCompetitiveness analysis

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Oregon State Senate
Elections for the office of Oregon's State Senate were held in Oregon on November 2, 2010.

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.

In Oregon, senators serve four-year terms with no limit on consecutive terms.

See also: Oregon State Senate and State legislative elections, 2010

November 2 General Election Results

The following candidates won on November 2, 2010: (Includes toss-ups as they currently lean.)

  1. Alan Bates
  2. Alan Olsen
  3. Betsy Johnson
  4. Bruce Starr
  5. Chip Shields
  6. Chris Edwards (Oregon)
  7. Chuck Thomsen
  8. Floyd Prozanski
  9. Frank Morse
  10. Jackie Winters
  11. Larry George
  12. Lee Beyer
  13. Peter Courtney
  14. Richard Devlin
  15. Rod Monroe
  16. Suzanne Bonamici

Note: The Oregon Senate may pursue a power sharing agreement if the outstanding toss-up contest results in a tied chamber[1]. This was used in 2002 when the Oregon Senate was tied at 15[2].

Majority control

See also: Partisan composition of state senates

Heading into the November 2 election, the Democratic Party held the majority in the Oregon State Senate:

Oregon State Senate
Party As of November 1, 2010 After the 2010 Election
     Democratic Party 18 16
     Republican Party 12 14
Total 30 30


Campaign contributions

See also: State-by-state comparison of donations to state senate campaigns

This chart shows how many candidates ran for state senate in Oregon in past years and the cumulative amount of campaign contributions in state senate races, including contributions in both primary and general election contests. All figures come from Follow The Money.[3]

Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2012 37 $7,962,888
2010 41 $8,704,179
2008 29 $2,779,111
2006 40 $6,103,385
2004 36 $7,016,263
2002 37 $6,330,449
2000 30 $5,255,383

During the 2010 election, the total contributions to the 41 Senate candidates was $9,803,929. The top 10 contributors were:[4]

2010 Donors, Oregon State Senate
Donor Amount
Oregon Senate Republican Leadership Fund $1,070,878
Oregon Democratic Party $933,967
Senate Democratic Leadership Fund $723,942
Oregon Education Association $250,846
Oregon Public Employees Local 503 $241,151
Oregon Healthcare Association $192,361
Oregon Trial Lawyers Association $181,900
Doctors for Healthy Communities $110,995
Coalition for a Healthy Oregon $102,830
Douglas County Physicians $92,000

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.

Incumbency

Unopposed incumbents

2010 state legislative elections analyzed using a Competitiveness Index

There are 14 incumbents seeking re-election. All 14 incumbents faced either a primary or a general election challenger.

Primary challenges

Only 2 incumbents (14.3% of those seeking re-election) faced competition in the May 18 primary. Both defeated their primary opponents. These incumbents are as follows:

Retiring incumbents

2 incumbent senators (12.5% of all incumbents) have chosen not to run for re-election, while 14 incumbents (87.5% of all incumbents) ran for re-election. Of the 2 incumbents who are retiring, both are Democrats.

List of candidates

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District 3

Democratic Party May 18 Democratic primary result:
Republican Party May 18 GOP primary result:
  • Dave Dotterrer: 7,123 Approveda Dotterrer has also filed on the Independent Party label.
July 30 Independent Party primary result:

November 2 General election candidates:

Note: Bates, who led on election night, also won in a recount.[5]

Democratic Party Alan Bates 24,557 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Dave Dotterrer 24,275

District 4

Democratic Party May 18 Democratic primary result:
Republican Party May 18 GOP primary result:
July 30 Independent Party primary result:

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Floyd Prozanski 29,077 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Marilyn Kittelman 20,961

District 6

Note: Incumbent Democrat Bill Morrisette did not seek re-election in 2010.

Democratic Party May 18 Democratic primary:
Republican Party May 18 GOP primary:
July 30 Independent Party primary result:

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Lee Beyer 23,705 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Michael Spasaro 19,626
Independent Scott Reynolds 2,304

District 7

Democratic Party May 18 Democratic primary:
  • Chris Edwards: 10,522 Approveda Incumbent Edwards has represented the 7th District since 2009. Edwards has also filed on the Independent Party label.
Republican Party May 18 GOP primary:
July 30 Independent Party primary result:

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Chris Edwards 29,308 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Karen Bodner 17,511

District 8

Democratic Party May 18 Democratic primary:
Republican Party May 18 GOP primary:
  • Frank Morse: 7,887 Approveda Incumbent Morse has represented the 8th District since 2003. Morse has also filed on the Independent label.
July 30 Independent Party primary result:

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Dan Rayfield 21,563
Republican Party Frank Morse 26,466 Green check mark transparent.png

District 10

Democratic Party May 18 Democratic primary:
Democratic Party July 29 Democratic precinct committee vote to select Dalton's replacement

Note: Democratic candidate Dalton withdrew his candidacy in July, and the Democratic precinct committees selected Pierce to replace him.[6]

Republican Party May 18 GOP primary:
  • Jackie Winters:9,971 Approveda Incumbent Winters has represented the 10th district since 2003. Winters has also filed on the Independent Party label.
  • Sarah Arcune: 2,185
July 30 Independent Party primary result:

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Jackie Pierce 15,088
Republican Party Jackie Winters 32,956 Green check mark transparent.png

District 11

Democratic Party May 18 Democratic primary:
  • Peter Courtney: 6,572 Approveda Incumbent Courtney has represented the 11th District since 1999.
Republican Party May 18 GOP primary:
  • Michael Forest: 4,455 Approveda Forest has also filed on the Independent Party label.
July 30 Independent Party primary result:
Note: The "None of the Above" option was non-binding in the Independent Party primary, so the candidate receiving the most votes won regardless of how many voters selected the NOTA option.

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Peter Courtney 14,883 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Michael Forest 12,280

District 13

Democratic Party May 18 Democratic primary:
Republican Party May 18 GOP primary result:
  • Larry George: 9,933 Approveda Incumbent George has represented the 13th District since 2007. George has also filed on the Independent Party label.
July 30 Independent Party primary result:

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Timi Parker 17,742
Republican Party Larry George 30,457 Green check mark transparent.png

District 15

Democratic Party May 18 Democratic primary:
  • Chuck Riley: 6,038 Approveda Riley has also filed on the Independent Party label.
  • Travis Comfort: 1,781
Republican Party May 18 GOP primary:
  • Bruce Starr: 6,309 Approveda Incumbent Starr has represented the 15th District since 1999.
July 30 Independent Party primary result:

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Chuck Riley 19,533
Republican Party Bruce Starr 21,382 Green check mark transparent.png

District 16

Democratic Party May 18 Democratic primary:
  • Betsy Johnson: 12,294 Approveda Incumbent Johnson has represented the 16th District since 2005. Johnson has also filed on the Independent Party label.
Republican Party May 18 GOP primary:
July 30 Independent Party primary result:

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Betsy Johnson 27,182 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Bob Horning 22,657

District 17

Democratic Party May 18 Democratic primary:
Republican Party May 18 GOP primary:

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Suzanne Bonamici 32,281 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Stevan Kirkpatrick 18,041

District 19

Democratic Party May 18 Democratic primary:
  • Richard Devlin: 10,850 Approveda Incumbent Devlin has represented the 19th District since 2003. Devlin has also filed on the Independent label.
Republican Party May 18 GOP primary:
July 30 Independent Party primary result:

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Richard Devlin 30,179 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Mary Kremer 25,038

District 20

Democratic Party May 18 Democratic primary:
  • Martha Schrader:8,354 Approveda Incumbent Schrader has represented the 20th District since 2009.
Republican Party May 18 GOP primary:
  • Alan Olsen:5,746 Approveda Olsen has also filed on the Independent Party label.
July 30 Independent Party primary result:
  • Alan Olsen: 38 Approveda
  • None of the Above: 17
  • Write-in: 12

November 2 General election candidates:

Note: Olsen, who led on election night, also won in a recount.[7]

Democratic Party Martha Schrader 22,817
Republican Party Alan Olsen 23,044 Green check mark transparent.png

District 22

Democratic Party May 18 Democratic primary:
Republican Party May 18 GOP primary:

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Chip Shields 40,101 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Dwayne Runyan 5,345

District 24

Democratic Party May 18 Democratic primary:
  • Rod Monroe:4,217 Approveda Incumbent Monroe has represented the 24th District since 2007. Monroe has also filed on the Working Families Party label.
  • Ron McCarty: 2,268
  • Dave Mowry: 2,124
Republican Party May 18 GOP primary:
  • Rob Wheeler: 3,929 Approveda Wheeler has also filed on the Independent Party label.
July 30 Independent Party primary result:

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Rod Monroe 18,337 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Rob Wheeler 16,905

District 26

Note: Incumbent Democrat Rick Metsger did not seek re-election in 2010.

Democratic Party May 18 Democratic primary:
Republican Party May 18 GOP primary:
  • Chuck Thomsen: 6,446 Approveda Thomsen has also filed on the Independent label.
July 30 Independent Party primary result:

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Brent Barton 22,144
Republican Party Chuck Thomsen 24,925 Green check mark transparent.png

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