Oregon legislative elections, 2014

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The 2014 elections for the Oregon Legislative Assembly will determine the composition of both houses of the state legislature for the 78th Oregon Legislative Assembly (2015–2016 term).[1] The Republican and Democratic primary elections were held on May 20, 2014 with the general election following on November 4, 2014.

The Democratic party currently has a 16-14 majority in the State Senate and a 34-26 majority in the State House of Representatives.

Oregon legislative elections, 2014
Oregon
2012 ←
November 4, 2014 (2014-11-04) → 2016

16 seats of the Oregon State Senate and 60 seats of the Oregon House of Representatives
 
Party Democratic Republican

Oregon State Senate[edit]

16 of the State Senate's 30 seats are up for re-election in 2014.[2] Democrats held a 16-14 majority in the 2012 legislative election.

Open seats[edit]

Results[edit]

District Party Incumbent Status Party Candidate Votes  %
3 Democratic Alan Bates
of Ashland
Seeking re-election


Democratic Alan Bates
Republican Dave Dotterer
others
4 Democratic Floyd Prozanski
of S. Lane/N. Douglas counties
Seeking re-election


Democratic Floyd Prozanski
Republican Cheryl Mueller
others
6 Democratic Lee Beyer
of Springfield
Seeking re-election


Democratic Lee Beyer
Republican Michael P. Spasaro
others
7 Democratic Chris Edwards
of Eugene
Seeking re-election


Democratic Chris Edwards
others
8 Republican Betsy Close
of Albany
Seeking election
to full term


Republican Betsy Close
Democratic Sara Gelser
others
10 Republican Jackie Winters
of Salem
Seeking re-election


Republican Jackie Winters
others
11 Democratic Peter Courtney
of Salem
Seeking re-election


Democratic Peter Courtney
Republican Patricia Milne
others
13 Republican Larry George
of Hillsboro
Retiring[3]


Republican Kim Thatcher
Democratic Ryan Howard
others
15 Republican Bruce Starr
of Hillsboro
Seeking re-election


Republican Bruce Starr
Democratic Chuck Riley
others
16 Democratic Betsy Johnson
of Scappoose
Seeking re-election


Democratic Betsy Johnson
others
17 Democratic Elizabeth Steiner Hayward
of Multnomah County
Seeking election
to full term


Democratic Elizabeth Steiner Hayward
Republican John Verbeek
others
19 Democratic Richard Devlin
of Tualatin
Seeking re-election


Democratic Richard Devlin
others
20 Republican Alan Olsen
of Canby
Seeking re-election


Republican Alan Olsen
Democratic Jamie Damon
others
23 Democratic Michael Dembrow
of Portland
Seeking election
to full term


Democratic Michael Dembrow
others
24 Democratic Rod Monroe
of Portland
Seeking re-election


Democratic Rod Monroe
others
26 Republican Chuck Thomsen
of Hood River
Seeking re-election


Republican Chuck Thomsen
Democratic Robert R. Bruce
others

Oregon House of Representatives[edit]

All 60 seats in the State House of Representatives are up for re-election in 2014. Democrats took a 34-26 majority in the 2012 elections after they picked up a net of four seats.

Open seats[edit]

Results[edit]

District[19] Party Incumbent Status Party Candidate Votes  %
1 Republican Wayne Krieger
of Gold Beach
Seeking re-election


Republican Wayne Krieger
Democratic Jim Klahr
others
2 Republican Tim Freeman
of Roseburg
Retiring[4]


Republican Dallas Heard
Democratic Kerry Atherton
others
3 Republican Wally Hicks
of Grants Pass
Retiring[5]


Republican Carl Wilson
Democratic Tom Johnson
others
4 Republican Dennis Richardson
of Central Point
Retiring[6]


Republican Duane Stark
Democratic Darlene Taylor
others
5 Democratic Peter Buckley
of Ashland
Seeking re-election


Democratic Peter Buckley
others
6 Republican Sal Esquivel
of Medford
Seeking re-election


Republican Sal Esquivel
others
7 Republican Bruce Hanna
of Roseburg
Retiring[7]


Republican Cedric Hayden
others
8 Democratic Paul Holvey
of Eugene
Seeking re-election


Democratic Paul Holvey
others
9 Democratic Caddy McKeown
of Coos Bay
Seeking re-election


Democratic Caddy McKeown
Republican Casey Runyan
others
10 Democratic David Gomberg
of Newport
Seeking re-election


Democratic David Gomberg
others
11 Democratic Phil Barnhart
of Eugene
Seeking re-election


Democratic Phil Barnhart
others
12 Democratic John Lively
of Springfield
Seeking re-election


Democratic John Lively
Republican Christopher P. Gergen
others
13 Democratic Nancy Nathanson
of Eugene
Seeking re-election


Democratic Nancy Nathanson
Republican Laura D. Cooper
others
14 Democratic Val Hoyle
of Eugene
Seeking re-election


Democratic Val Hoyle
Republican Kathy Lamberg
others
15 Republican Andy Olson
of Albany
Seeking re-election


Republican Andy Olson
others
16 Democratic Sara Gelser
of Corvallis
Retiring[8]


Democratic Dan Rayfield
Republican Jacob D. Vandever
others
17 Republican Sherrie Sprenger
of Scio
Seeking re-election


Republican Sherrie Sprenger
Democratic Rich Harisay
others
18 Republican Vic Gilliam
of Silverton
Seeking re-election


Republican Vic Gilliam
Democratic Scott A. Mills
others
19 Republican Kevin Cameron
of Salem
Retiring[9]


Republican Jodi L. Hack
Democratic Bill Dalton
others
20 Republican Vicki Berger
of Salem
Retiring[10]


Republican Kathy B. Goss
Democratic Paul Evans
others
21 Democratic Brian Clem
of Salem
Seeking re-election


Democratic Brian Clem
Republican Beverly J. Wright
others
22 Democratic Betty Komp
of Woodburn
Seeking re-election


Democratic Betty Komp
Republican Matt Geiger
others
23 Republican Jim Thompson
of Dallas
Lost in primary[11]


Republican Mike Nearman
Democratic Wanda Davis
others
24 Republican Jim Weidner
of Yamhill
Seeking re-election


Republican Jim Weidner
Democratic Ken Moore
others
25 Republican Kim Thatcher
of Keizer
Retiring[8]


Republican Bill Post
Independent Party (US) Chuck Lee
26 Republican John Davis
of Wilsonville
Seeking re-election


Republican John Davis
Democratic Eric D. Squires
others
27 Democratic Tobias Read
of Beaverton
Seeking re-election


Democratic Tobias Read
others
28 Democratic Jeff Barker
of Aloha
Seeking re-election


Democratic Jeff Barker
others
29 Republican Ben Unger
of Hillsboro
Retiring[12]


Democratic Susan McLain
Republican Mark Richman
others
30 Republican Joe Gallegos
of Hillsboro
Seeking re-election


Democratic Joe Gallegos
Republican Dan Mason
others
31 Democratic Brad Witt
of Clatskanie
Seeking re-election


Democratic Brad Witt
others
32 Democratic Deborah Boone
of Cannon Beach
Seeking re-election


Democratic Deborah Boone
Republican Rick Rose
others
33 Democratic Mitch Greenlick
of Portland
Seeking re-election


Democratic Mitch Greenlick
others
34 Democratic Chris Harker
of Beaverton
Retiring[13]


Democratic Ken Helm
others
35 Democratic Margaret Doherty
of Tigard
Seeking re-election


Democratic Margaret Doherty
others
36 Democratic Jennifer Williamson
of Portland
Seeking re-election


Democratic Jennifer Williamson
others
37 Republican Julie Parrish
of West Linn
Seeking re-election


Republican Julie Parrish
Democratic Gerritt Rosenthal
others
38 Democratic Ann Lininger
of Lake Oswego
Seeking election
to full term


Democratic Ann Lininger
others
39 Republican Bill Kennemer
of Oregon City
Seeking re-election


Republican Bill Kennemer
others
40 Democratic Brent Barton
of Gladstone
Seeking re-election


Democratic Brent Barton
Republican Steve Newgard
others
41 Democratic Carolyn Tomei
of Milwaukie
Retiring[14]


Democratic Kathleen Taylor
Republican Timothy E. McMenamin
others
42 Democratic Jules Bailey
of Portland
Retiring[15]


Democratic Rob Nosse
others
43 Democratic Lew Frederick
of Portland
Seeking re-election


Democratic Lew Frederick
others
44 Democratic Tina Kotek
of Portland
Seeking re-election


Democratic Tina Kotek
Republican Michael Harrington
others
45 Democratic Barbara Smith Warner
of Portland
Seeking election
to full term


Democratic Barbara Smith Warner
others
46 Democratic Alissa Keny-Guyer
of Portland
Seeking re-election


Democratic Alissa Keny-Guyer
others
47 Democratic Jessica Vega Pederson
of Portland
Seeking re-election


Democratic Jessica Vega Pederson
others
48 Democratic Jeff Reardon
of Happy Valley
Seeking re-election


Democratic Jeff Reardon
Republican George (Sonny) Yellott
others
49 Republican Chris Gorsek
of Troutdale
Seeking re-election


Democratic Chris Gorsek
others
50 Democratic Greg Matthews
of Gresham
Retiring[16]


Democratic Carla Piluso
others
51 Democratic Shemia Fagan
of Clackamas
Seeking re-election


Democratic Shemia Fagan
Republican Jodi Bailey
others
52 Republican Mark Johnson
of Hood River
Seeking re-election


Republican Mark Johnson
Democratic Stephanie Nystrom
others
53 Republican Gene Whisnant
of Sunriver
Seeking re-election


Republican Gene Whisnant
others
54 Republican Jason Conger
of Bend
Retiring[17]


Republican Knute Buehler
Democratic Craig Wilhelm
others
55 Republican Mike McLane
of Powell Butte
Seeking re-election


Republican Mike McLane
Democratic Richard Phay
others
56 Republican Gail Whitsett
of Klamath Falls
Seeking re-election


Republican Gail Whitsett
others
57 Republican Greg Smith
of Heppner
Seeking re-election


Republican Greg Smith
others
58 Republican Bob Jenson
of Pendleton
Retiring[18]


Republican Greg Barreto
Democratic Heidi Van Schoonhoven
others
59 Republican John Huffman
of The Dalles
Seeking re-election


Republican John Huffman
others
60 Republican Cliff Bentz
of Ontario
Seeking re-election


Republican Cliff Bentz
Democratic Peter W. Hall
others

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "Candidate Filing Search Results". Oregon Secretary of State. Retrieved May 22, 2014. 
  3. ^ a b Gaston, Christian (December 17, 2013). "Larry George, key 'grand bargain' negotiator, won't seek re-election to Oregon Senate". The Oregonian. Retrieved May 22, 2014. 
  4. ^ a b "Freeman wins Douglas County commissioner seat in primary". NRToday.com. May 21, 2014. Retrieved May 22, 2014. 
  5. ^ a b Gaston, Christian (January 20, 2014). "Josephine County Rep. Wally Hicks won't seek another term in Oregon Legislature". The Oregonian. Retrieved May 22, 2014. 
  6. ^ a b Esteve, Harry (May 20, 2014). "Dennis Richardson wins GOP governor primary, will face Democrat John Kitzhaber". The Oregonian. Retrieved May 22, 2014. 
  7. ^ a b Mapes, Jeff (September 20, 2013). "Bruce Hanna decides not to run for re-election -- or, for now, another seat: Oregon politics today". The Oregonian. Retrieved May 22, 2014. 
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  9. ^ a b Staver, Anna (May 20, 2014). "Rep. Kevin Cameron named new Marion County commissioner". Salem Statesman-Journal. Retrieved May 22, 2014. 
  10. ^ a b Gaston, Christian (October 23, 2013). "Vicki Berger won't seek re-election to Salem Oregon House seat". The Oregonian. Retrieved May 22, 2014. 
  11. ^ a b Zheng, Yuxing (May 20, 2014). "Jim Thompson loses House seat in GOP face-off against Mike Nearman". The Oregonian. Retrieved May 22, 2014. 
  12. ^ a b Gaston, Christian (March 11, 2014). "Susan McLain will run for Oregon House, replacing Rep. Ben Unger on ballot". The Oregonian. Retrieved May 22, 2014. 
  13. ^ a b Brettman, Allan (October 26, 2013). "State Rep. Chris Harker, D-Beaverton, announces he will not seek re-election in 2014". The Oregonian. Retrieved May 22, 2014. 
  14. ^ a b Esteve, Harry (March 7, 2014). "Rep. Carolyn Tomei, Milwaukie Democrat, won't run for re-election". The Oregonian. Retrieved May 22, 2014. 
  15. ^ a b Binder, Melissa (May 20, 2014). "Multnomah County District 1: Jules Bailey defeats Brian Wilson". The Oregonian. Retrieved May 22, 2014. 
  16. ^ a b Gaston, Christian (March 7, 2014). "Gresham Rep. Greg Matthews won't seek reelection to Oregon House". The Oregonian. Retrieved May 22, 2014. 
  17. ^ a b Mapes, Jeff (May 20, 2014). "Monica Wehby defeats Jason Conger in GOP Senate primary, focuses on Jeff Merkley". The Oregonian. Retrieved May 22, 2014. 
  18. ^ a b Zheng, Yuxing (May 20, 2014). [hhttp://www.oregonlive.com/politics/index.ssf/2014/05/greg_barreto_john_turner_elect.html "Greg Barreto defeats John Turner in northeast Oregon House GOP primary"]. The Oregonian. Retrieved May 22, 2014. 
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