Russell Turner

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Russell Turner
Candidate for
Oregon State House District 46

Political party Republican
Profession Business Analyst; Small Businessman
Website Campaign website
Russell Turner was a Republican candidate for District 46 of the Oregon House of Representatives. The primary election was on May 18, 2010 and the general election was on November 2.


See also: Oregon House of Representatives elections, 2010

Turner was defeated in the November 2 general election by incumbent Ben Cannon.[1]


Campaign themes

Turner's campaign website lists three core principles:

  • Choice: "You are not a machine; you are a living, thinking being; you are expressed by your choices. The greatest society is one that maintains an environment that maximizes choices while providing maximum protection against harm and injustice."
  • Fairness: "Individuals form groups (clubs, corporations and unions, for example) to combine their efforts toward a common purpose. This is healthy and productive in a society that remembers that only individuals have rights. No group deserves special privileges regardless of their numerical, financial or political superiority."
  • Integrity: "In the 1850 pamphlet, The Law, the French Economist Frédéric Bastiat wrote, “No society can exist unless the laws are respected to a certain degree, but the safest way to make them respected is to make them respectable.” Politics has become a dirty word because laws are seldom sensible, and are occasionally reprehensible. In order to restore respect for the government, we must restore integrity to lawmaking."

State voter guide

Turner's "Oregon Votes" profile lists three main issues and several policy proposals:[2]

  • Make Oregon a Free Speech Zone:
  • Prevent licensing of journalists
  • Block Internet censorship
  • Defend alternative media
  • Restore the Right to Choose:
  • Your life: End prohibition
  • Your love: Uphold equal protection of social contracts
  • Your work: Remove penalties for achievement
  • Protect Oregonians from Financial Disaster:
  • Encourage small business growth
  • Reform the state budget process
  • Put an end to debt spending


Campaign Address

6306 NE Glisan St.

Portland, OR 97213

Campaign Phone

(503) 206-7943

Campaign email

External links


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