Oregon House of Representatives

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Oregon House of Representatives
Oregon Legislative Assembly
Coat of arms or logo
Type
Type
Term limits
None
History
New session started
January 14, 2013 (2013-01-14)
Leadership
Tina Kotek (D)
since January 14, 2013
Speaker pro Tempore
Betty Komp (D)
since February 3, 2014
Democratic Leader
Val Hoyle (D)
since January 14, 2013
Republican Leader
Mike McLane (R)
since January 14, 2013
Structure
Seats 60
Political groups
Democratic Party (34)
Republican Party (26)
Length of term
2 years
Authority Article IV, Oregon Constitution
Salary $21,612/year + per diem
Elections
Last election
November 6, 2012
(60 seats)
Next election
November 4, 2014
(60 seats)
Redistricting Legislative Control
Meeting place
OregonHouseCenter.jpg
House of Representatives Chamber
Oregon State Capitol
Salem, Oregon
Website
Oregon House of Representatives

The Oregon House of Representatives is the lower house of the Oregon Legislative Assembly. There are 60 members of the House, representing 60 districts across the state, each with a population of 57,000. The House meets at the Oregon State Capitol in Salem.

Members of the House serve two-year terms without term limits. In 2002, the Oregon Supreme Court struck down the decade-old law, Oregon Ballot Measure 3 (1992), that had restricted State Representatives to 3 terms (six years) on procedural grounds.[1]

In the current legislative session, Democrat Tina Kotek from Portland serves as Speaker.[2]

Composition[edit]

Democrats gained four seats in the 2012 elections, gaining a 34–26 majority.

Affiliation Party
(Shading indicates majority caucus)
Total
Democratic Republican Vacant
2011–2012 30 30 60 0
2013-2014 34 26 60 0
October 21, 2013[3] 33 26 60 1
December 19, 2013[4] 34 26 60 0
December 31, 2013[5] 33 26 60 1
January 29, 2014[6] 34 26 60 0
Latest voting share 57% 43%

Members[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Green, Ashbel S.; Lisa Grace Lednicer (January 17, 2006). "State high court strikes term limits". Oregonian (Portland, Oregon: Oregonian Publishing). pp. A1. 
  2. ^ "Speakers of the House of Representatives of Oregon". Oregon Blue Book. Oregon Secretary of State. Retrieved February 16, 2011. 
  3. ^ House, Kelly (November 18, 2013). "Rep. Michael Dembrow to replace Jackie Dingfelder in state Senate". The Oregonian. Retrieved February 4, 2014. 
  4. ^ House, Kelly (December 19, 2013). "Barbara Smith Warner to replace Michael Dembrow in Oregon state House". The Oregonian. Retrieved February 4, 2014. 
  5. ^ Gaston, Christian (December 24, 2013). "Oregon Rep. Chris Garrett gets judicial nod, triggering another appointment for the Oregon House". The Oregonian. Retrieved February 4, 2014. 
  6. ^ Harbanger, Molly (January 29, 2014). "Ann Lininger, former Clackamas County commissioner, wins Lake Oswego-Southwest Portland legislative seat". The Oregonian. Retrieved February 4, 2014. 

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