Oregon's 2nd congressional district

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Oregon's 2nd congressional district
Oregon's 2nd congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Oregon's 2nd congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Current Representative Greg Walden (RHood River)
Area 69,491 mi2 (179,981 km2)
Distribution 64.43% urban, 35.57% rural
Population (2000) 684,280
Median income $35,600
Ethnicity 89.1% White, 0.4% Black, 0.8% Asian, 8.8% Hispanic, 0.2% Native American, 0.1% other
Occupation 29.1% blue collar, 54% white collar, 17% gray collar
Cook PVI R+10[1]

Oregon's 2nd congressional district is the largest of Oregon's five districts, and is the seventh largest district in the nation. The district covers roughly two-thirds of the state, east of the Willamette Valley. It includes all of Baker, Crook, Deschutes, Gilliam, Grant, Harney, Hood River, Jackson, Jefferson, Klamath, Lake, Malheur, Morrow, Sherman, Umatilla, Union, Wallowa, Wasco, Wheeler counties, and part of eastern Josephine county, including some of the Grants Pass area.

The district has been represented by Republican Greg Walden since 1999.

List of representatives[edit]

Representative Party Years District home Notes
District created March 4, 1893
William Russell Ellis.jpg William R. Ellis Republican March 4, 1893 – March 3, 1899 Heppner
Malcolm A. Moody.png Malcolm A. Moody Republican March 4, 1899 – March 3, 1903 The Dalles
John N. Williamson of Oregon.jpg John N. Williamson Republican March 4, 1903 – March 3, 1907 Prineville
William Russell Ellis.jpg William R. Ellis Republican March 4, 1907 – March 3, 1911 Pendleton
AW Lafferty 1913.gif Walter Lafferty Republican March 4, 1911 – March 3, 1913 Portland Redistricted to the 3rd district
Nicholas John Sinnott.jpg Nicholas J. Sinnott Republican March 4, 1913 – May 31, 1928 The Dalles Resigned after being appointed judge to the US Court of Claims
Vacant May 31, 1928 – November 6, 1928
Robert R. Butler Republican November 6, 1928 – January 7, 1933 The Dalles Died
Vacant January 7, 1933 – March 4, 1933
Walter M. Pierce Oregon.jpg Walter M. Pierce Democratic March 4, 1933 – January 3, 1943 La Grande
Lowell Stockman Republican January 3, 1943 – January 3, 1953 Pendleton
Sam Coon Republican January 3, 1953 – January 3, 1957 Salem
AlUllman.jpg Al Ullman Democratic January 3, 1957 – January 3, 1981 Baker
Denny Smith 1993.jpg Denny Smith Republican January 3, 1981 – January 3, 1983 Salem Redistricted to the 5th district
Rfsmith.jpg Robert F. Smith Republican January 3, 1983 – January 3, 1995 Burns
Wescooley.jpg Wes Cooley Republican January 3, 1995 – January 3, 1997 Alfalfa
Rfsmith.jpg Robert F. Smith Republican January 3, 1997 – January 3, 1999 Medford
Greg Walden, official portrait, 111th Congress.jpg Greg Walden Republican January 3, 1999 – present Hood River Incumbent

Election results[edit]

Sources (official results only):

2012[edit]

United States House election, 2012: Oregon District 2[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Greg Walden 228,043 68.63%
Democratic Joyce B. Segers 96,741 29.12%
Libertarian Joe Tabor 7,025 2.11%
write-ins 446 0.13%
Totals 332,255 100%

2010[edit]

United States House election, 2010: Oregon District 2
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Greg Walden 206,245 73.91%
Democratic Joyce B. Segers 72,173 25.87%
Misc. Misc. 619 0.22%

2008[edit]

United States House election, 2008: Oregon District 2
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Greg Walden 236,560 69.50%
Democratic Noah Lemas 87,649 25.75%
Pacific Green Tristan Mock 9,668 2.84%
Constitution (Oregon) Richard Hake 5,817 1.71%
Misc. Misc. 685 0.20%

2006[edit]

United States House election, 2006: Oregon District 2
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Greg Walden 181,529 66.81%
Democratic Carol Voisin 82,484 30.36%
Constitution (Oregon) Jack Alan Brown, Jr. 7,193 2.65%
Misc. Misc. 513 0.19%

2004[edit]

United States House election, 2004: Oregon District 2
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Greg Walden 248,461 71.63%
Democratic John C. McColgan 88,914 25.63%
Libertarian Jim Lindsay 4,792 1.38%
Constitution Jack Alan Brown, Jr. 4,060 1.17%
Misc. Misc. 638 0.18%

2002[edit]

United States House election, 2002: Oregon District 2
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Greg Walden 181,295 71.86%
Democratic Peter Buckley 64,991 25.76%
Libertarian Mike Wood 5,681 2.25%
Misc. Misc. 317 0.13%

2000[edit]

United States House election, 2000: Oregon District 2
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Greg Walden 220,086 73.63%
Democratic Walter Ponsford 78,101 26.13%
Misc. Misc. 720 0.24%

1998[edit]

United States House election, 1998: Oregon District 2
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Greg Walden 132,316 61.48%
Democratic Kevin M. Campbell 74,924 34.81%
Libertarian Lindsay Bradshaw 4,729 2.20%
Socialist Rohn (Grandpa) Webb 2,773 1.29%
Misc. Misc. 474 0.22%

1996[edit]

United States House election, 1996: Oregon District 2
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Robert F. Smith 164,062 61.66%
Democratic Mike Dugan 97,195 36.53%
Libertarian Frank Wise 4,581 1.72%
Misc. Misc. 218 0.01%

Historical district boundaries[edit]

2003 - 2013

Prior to the 2000 United States Census, most of Josephine County was part of the district. After the 2010 United States Census, the district boundaries were changed slightly to move some parts of Grants Pass from the 2nd to the 4th district.[3][4]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Partisan Voting Index Districts of the 113th Congress: 2004 & 2008". The Cook Political Report. 2012. Retrieved 2013-01-10. 
  2. ^ "November 6, 2012, General Election Abstract of Votes". Oregon Elections Division. Retrieved December 5, 2012. 
  3. ^ Mapes, Jeff (June 29, 2011). "Oregon legislators reach agreement on congressional redistricting". The Oregonian. Retrieved July 27, 2011. 
  4. ^ "Oregon's Congressional Districts (Senate Bill 990)". Oregon Legislative Assembly. Retrieved July 27, 2011. 

Coordinates: 44°N 120°W / 44°N 120°W / 44; -120