Constitution Party of Oregon
|Constitution Party of Oregon|
|Chairman||Jack Alan Brown, Jr.|
|Headquarters||560-A NE "F" Street
Grants Pass, OR 97526
|Ideology||Paleoconservatism, Nationalism, Economic Liberalism|
|National affiliation||Constitution Party (2000-2006)(2013-)|
|Colors||Red, White & Blue with Green|
|Politics of the United States
The state party was organized in 2000 as an affiliate of the national Constitution Party. However, on May 20, 2006, a proposal to break with the national party was debated and ultimately adopted. Similar measures were taken by other state parties after the national party partially abandoned their pro-life position on the issue of abortion, supporting it in the cases of rape, incest, or the life of the mother. The amendment argued that "...until the national Constitution Party resumes a principled, pro-life position – we, in Oregon, should separate ourselves and proceed as an independent state party." However, as of January 2013, It re affiliated to the national Constitution Party.
The party has yet to elect a candidate to statewide office, the Oregon State Senate and the Oregon House of Representatives. In 2004 and 2006 the party fielded candidates in each statewide race, and for the United States Congress in several districts.
(Placeholder section while awaiting copy of the By-Laws of the Constitution Party of Oregon)
Current number of members
- Jack Alan Brown, Jr., Chairman
- David Brownlow, Vice-Chairman
- Mary E. Brown, Secretary
- Ken Cunningham, Treasurer
The Constitution Party of Oregon fielded a candidate in the only statewide race in Oregon, that of Governor, and had nominees for four of Oregon's five congressional districts.
Constitution Party candidates also ran in five of the sixty house districts, and two of the thirty senate districts for the Oregon State Legislature, and one county race, for Columbia County Commissioner.
No Constitution Party candidates won in Oregon in 2006.
|2012 Presidential Election||Will Christensen/ Ken Gibbs||4,277 (0.25%) -5th of 6|
|U.S. Congress from Oregon, 1st district||Robert Ekstrom||8,349 (2.63%) - 4th of 4|
|U.S. Congress from Oregon, 5th district||Raymond Baldwin||3,512 (1.09%) - 4th of 4|
|Oregon Attorney General||James Leuenberger||44,250 (2.76%) - 3rd of 4|
|Oregon State Treasurer||Michael Marsh||15,004 (0.93%) - 5th of 5|
|State Representative, 3rd District||Barbara Gonzalez||3,043 (12.25%) - 2nd of 3|
|State Representative, 4th District||Rick Hake||3,047 (12.45%) - 2nd of 2|
|State Representative, 8th District||Lucian Blansett||939 (3.09%) - 3rd of 3|
|State Representative, 31st District||Raymond Biggs||781 (2.66%) - 3rd of 4|
|State Representative, 32nd District||James Welsh||6,851 (25.78%) - 2nd of 3|
|Lake County Commissioner Position 1||Ken Hamlington||1,289 (36.48%) - 2nd of 2|
- "2005-2006 Election Laws: Constitutional and Statutory Provisions," Oregon Elections Division official website
- "Political Parties in Oregon," Oregon Elections Division official website
- Statement of Party Chair quoted on Third Party Watch
- http://www.sos.state.or.us/elections/votreg/09mvr.htm retrieved 2/09/10
- Official Constitution Party website
- Herb Titus, 1996 Vice Presidential candidate with Constitution Party; from Baker, Oregon, and alumnus of University of Oregon
- Lon Mabon