Political party strength in Oregon

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The following table indicates the party of elected officials in the U.S. state of Oregon:

The table also indicates the historical party composition in the:

For years in which a presidential election was held, the table indicates which party's nominees received the state's electoral votes.

The parties are as follows:

Year Executive offices Legislative Assembly United States Congress Electoral College votes
Governor[2] Secretary of State[2] Attorney General[2] Treasurer[2] Comm. of Labor[2][3] Supt. of Pub. Inst.[2] State Senate State House U.S. Senator (Class II) U.S. Senator (Class III) U.S. House
Provisional Government of Oregon
1845 George Abernethy[4]
1846
1847
Oregon Territory
1848 Joseph Lane (D)[5]
1849
1850 Kintzing Prichette (D)[6]
John P. Gaines (W)[7]
1851
1852
1853 Joseph Lane (D)[6]
George Law Curry (D)[6]
John Wesley Davis (D)[8]
1854 George Law Curry (D)[8]
1855
1856
1857
1858
State of Oregon
1859
John Whiteaker (D) Lucien Heath (D) [9] John D. Boon (D) [10] [11]
1860
1861
1862
Addison C. Gibbs (R) Samuel E. May (R) Edwin N. Cooke (R)
1863
1864
1865
1866
George L. Woods (R)
1867
1868
1869
1870
La Fayette Grover (D)[12] Stephen F. Chadwick (D) L. Fleischner (D)
1871
1872 Sylvester Simpson (D)[13]
1873
1874
A. H. Brown (D) L. L. Rowland (R)
1875
1876
1877 Stephen F. Chadwick (D)[14]
1878
William W. Thayer (D) Rockey Preston Earhart (R) Edward Hirsch (R) Leonard J. Powell[15] (R)
1879
1880
1881
1882
Zenas F. Moody (R) E. B. McElroy (R)
1883
1884
1885
1886
1887 Sylvester Pennoyer (DP) George W. McBride (R) G. W. Webb (D)
1888
1889
1890
1891 Phil Metschan (R)
George Earle Chamberlain (D)[16]
1892
1893
1894
1895 William Paine Lord (R) Harrison R. Kincaid (R) Cicero M. Idleman (R) G. M. Irwin (R)
1896
1897
1898
1899 T. T. Geer (R) Frank L. Dunbar (R) D. R. N. Blackburn (R) Charles S. Moore (R) J. H. Ackerman (R)
1900
1901
1902
1903 George Earle Chamberlain (D)[17] Andrew M. Crawford (R)
O. P. Hoff (R)[18]
1904
1905
1906
1907 Frank W. Benson (R)[19] George A. Steel (R)
1908
1909 Frank W. Benson (R)[20][21]
1910
Jay Bowerman (R)[22]
1911 Oswald West (D) Thomas B. Kay (R) L. R. Alderman (R)[23]
Ben W. Olcott (R)[24][25]
1912
1913
J. A. Churchill (R)[26][27]
1914
1915 James Withycombe (R)[28] George M. Brown (R)[29] 28R, 2D 56R, 4D
1916
1917 24R, 5D, 1I 55R, 4D, 1I
1918
1919 O. P. Hoff (R)[30] C. H. Gram (R) 24R, 3D, 3I 54R, 6D
Ben W. Olcott (R)[31]
1920
Sam A. Kozer (R)[32][33] Isaac H. Van Winkle (R)[34][35]
1921 27R, 2I, 1D 58R, 2D
1922
1923 Walter M. Pierce (D) 26R, 4D 51R, 9D
1924
Jefferson Myers (D)[36]
1925 Thomas B. Kay (R)[37] 57R, 3D
1926
R. R. Turner (D)[38]
1927 Isaac L. Patterson (R)[39] Charles A. Howard (R)[40] 27R, 3D 56R, 4D
1928
Hal E. Hoss (R)[41][42]
1929 28R, 2D 58R, 2D
1930 A. W. Norblad (R)[43]
1931 Julius Meier (I) 29R, 1D 53R, 7D
Rufus C. Holman (R)[44][45]
1932
1933 22R, 8D 42R, 17D, 1I
1934 Peter J. Stadelman (R)[46]
1935 Charles H. Martin (D) Earl Snell (R) 17R, 13D 38D, 22R
1936
1937 18R, 12D 38D, 21R, 1I
Rex Putnam (D)[47]
1938
1939 Charles A. Sprague (R) Walter E. Pearson (D)[48] 22R, 8D 46R, 13D, 1I
1940
1941 Leslie M. Scott (R) 25R, 5D 38R, 22D
1942
1943 Earl Snell (R)[49] Robert S. Farrell, Jr. (R)[49] W. E. Kimsey (R) Rex Putnam (NP/D)[50][51] 27R, 3D 51R, 9D
1944 George Neuner (R)[52]
1945 25R, 5D 50R, 10D
1946
1947 58R, 2D
John H. Hall (R)[53] Earl T. Newbry (R)[54]
1948
1949 Douglas McKay (R)[55] Walter J. Pearson (D)
1950
1951
1952
1953 Paul L. Patterson (R)[56][57] Robert Y. Thornton (D) Sig Unander (R)[58]
1954
1955 Norman O. Nilsen (D)
1956 Elmo Smith (R)[59]
1957 Robert D. Holmes (D) Mark Hatfield (R)[60]
1958
1959 Mark Hatfield (R) Howell Appling, Jr. (R)[61]
1960 Howard C. Belton (R)[62]
1961 Leon P. Minear (NP)[63][64][65]
1962
1963
1964
1965 Tom McCall (R)[66] Robert W. Straub (D)
1966
1967 Tom McCall (R) Clay Myers (R)[67] Mark Hatfield (R)
1968
Jesse V. Fasold (NP)[68][69]
Dale Parnell (NP)[70][71]
1969
Lee Johnson (R) Bob Packwood (R)
1970
1971
1972
1973 James Redden (D)
1974
Jesse V. Fasold (NP)[72]
1975 Robert W. Straub (D) Bill Stevenson (D) Verne A. Duncan (NP)[73]
1976
1977 Norma Paulus (R) James Redden (D)[74] Clay Myers (R)[75]
1978
1979 Victor G. Atiyeh (R) Mary Wendy Roberts (D)
1980
James M. Brown (D)[76]
1981 David B. Frohnmayer (R)[77]
1982
1983
1984
Bill Rutherford (R)[78][79]
1985 Barbara Roberts (D)[80]
1986
1987 Neil Goldschmidt (D)
Tony Meeker (R)[81] 17D, 13R 33D, 27R
1988 Michael Dukakis and Lloyd Bentsen (D)
1989 19D, 11R 32D, 28R
1990 John Erickson (NP)[82][83]
Norma Paulus (NP/R)[84]
1991 Barbara Roberts (D) Phil Keisling (D)[85][86] 20D, 10R 32R, 28D 4D, 1R
1992 Charles S. Crookham (R)[87] Bill Clinton and Al Gore (D)
1993 Ted Kulongoski (D) Jim Hill (D) 16D, 14R 31R, 29D
1994
1995 John Kitzhaber (D) Jack Roberts (R) 19R, 11D 33R, 27D 3D, 2R
1996
Ron Wyden (D)[88]
1997 Hardy Myers (D) 20R, 10D 31R, 29D Gordon Smith (R) 4D, 1R
1998
1999 Jack Roberts (NP/R)[89] Stan Bunn (NP/R) 17R, 13D 34R, 25D, 1I
2000 Bill Bradbury (D)[90] Al Gore and Joe Lieberman (D)
2001 Randall Edwards (D) 16R, 14D 32R, 27D, 1I
2002
2003 Ted Kulongoski (D) Dan Gardner (NP)[91] Susan Castillo (NP/D)[92] 15D, 15R 35R, 25D
2004 John Kerry and John Edwards (D)
2005 17D, 11R 33R, 27D
2006
2007 19D, 11R 31D, 29R
2008 Barack Obama and Joe Biden (D)
Brad Avakian (NP/D)[93]
2009 Kate Brown (D) John Kroger (D) Ben Westlund (D)[94] 18D, 12R 36D, 24R Jeff Merkley (D)
2010 Ted Wheeler (D)[95]
2011 John Kitzhaber (D) 16D, 14R 30D, 30R
2012 Ellen Rosenblum (D)[96] [97]
2013 34D, 26R
Year Governor Secretary of State Attorney General Treasurer Comm. of Labor Supt. of Pub. Inst. State Senate State House U.S. Senator (Class II) U.S. Senator (Class III) U.S. House Electoral College votes
Executive offices Legislative Assembly United States Congress

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ Indicates a politician independent of party affiliation, not to be confused with the Independent Party of Oregon, Independence Party of America, or other similarly named parties.
  2. ^ a b c d e f Except where otherwise noted, names, term dates, and circumstances of transition were sourced from: Oregon Secretary of State, Archives Division. "State Officials History". Oregon Blue Book. Salem, Oregon. Retrieved 2009-05-03. 
  3. ^ The exact title of the official chiefly responsible for enforcement of labor and related laws has varied through its existence, beginning with Labor Commissioner in 1903, becoming Commissioner of the Bureau of Labor Statistics and Inspector of Factories and Workshops in 1918, then Commissioner of the Bureau of Labor in 1930, and finally Commissioner of Labor and Industries in 1979.
  4. ^ Meetings at Champoeg led up to the first constitution of the Oregon Country, and several petitions for U.S. territorial status. The resulting acts also created this body as a provisional government for the region. The first executives of this government were a three-person elected committee known as the Executive Committee. In 1845, elections for a chief executive were held.
  5. ^ Governor of Oregon Territory appointed by President James Polk.
  6. ^ a b c Acting territorial governor.
  7. ^ Governor of Oregon Territory appointed by President Zachary Taylor.
  8. ^ a b Governor of Oregon Territory appointed by President Franklin Pierce.
  9. ^ Office of Attorney General established by statute on May 20, 1891.
  10. ^ Office of Labor Commissioner established by statute on June 2, 1903.
  11. ^ Prior to 1872, the Governor was ex officio the Superintendent of Public Instruction. The Legislative Assembly established Superintendent of Public Instruction as a separate office by statute in February 1872. "Oregon Department of Education Administrative Overview". Oregon State Archives. April 2007. Retrieved 2012-02-18. 
  12. ^ Resigned February 1, 1877.
  13. ^ Appointed to office February 1872. Oregon Department of Education. "Superintendent Tenures". Retrieved 2009-05-07.  Never elected.
  14. ^ Succeeded to office February 1, 1877.
  15. ^ Form of name sourced from: Oregon Department of Education. "Superintendent Tenures". Retrieved 2009-05-07. 
  16. ^ Appointed to office May 20, 1891. Subsequently lected in 1892.
  17. ^ Resigned February 28, 1909.
  18. ^ Appointed to office June 2, 1903. Subsequently elected in 1906.
  19. ^ Died in office April 14, 1911.
  20. ^ Succeeded to office March 1, 1909.
  21. ^ Resigned June 17, 1910.
  22. ^ Succeeded to office June 17, 1910.
  23. ^ Resigned June 28, 1913. Oregon Department of Education. "Superintendent Tenures". Retrieved 2009-05-07. 
  24. ^ Appointed to office April 17, 1911. Subsequently elected in 1912.
  25. ^ Resigned May 28, 1920, after succession to Governor in 1919.
  26. ^ Appointed to office July 1, 1913. Subsequently elected in 1914.
  27. ^ Resigned June 1, 1926.
  28. ^ Died in office March 3, 1919.
  29. ^ Resigned October 14, 1920.
  30. ^ Died in office March 18, 1924.
  31. ^ Succeeded to office March 3, 1919.
  32. ^ Appointed to office May 28, 1920. Subsequently elected in 1920.
  33. ^ Resigned September 24, 1928.
  34. ^ Appointed to office October 14, 1920. Subsequently elected in 1920.
  35. ^ Died in office December 14, 1943.
  36. ^ Appointed to office March 18, 1924. Never elected.
  37. ^ Died in office April 29, 1931.
  38. ^ Appointed to office June 1, 1926. Never elected.
  39. ^ Died in office December 21, 1929.
  40. ^ Resigned September 1, 1937.
  41. ^ Appointed to office September 24, 1928. Subsequently elected in 1928.
  42. ^ Died in office February 6, 1934.
  43. ^ Succeeded to office December 22, 1929.
  44. ^ Appointed to office May 1, 1931. Subsequently elected in 1932.
  45. ^ Resigned December 27, 1938.
  46. ^ Appointed to office February 9, 1934. Never electecd.
  47. ^ Appointed to office September 1, 1937. Subsequently elected in 1938.
  48. ^ Appointed to office December 27, 1938. Never electecd.
  49. ^ a b Died in airplane crash October 28, 1947.
  50. ^ Office converted from partisan to nonpartisan by the Legislative Assembly, effective with the 1942 election.
  51. ^ Resigned January 31, 1961.
  52. ^ Appointed to office December 21, 1943. Subsequently elected in 1944.
  53. ^ Succeeded to office October 30, 1947.
  54. ^ Appointed to office November 3, 1947. Subsequently elected in 1948.
  55. ^ Resigned December 27, 1952.
  56. ^ Succeeded to office December 27, 1952. Subsequently elected in 1954.
  57. ^ Died in office January 31, 1956.
  58. ^ Resigned December 31, 1959.
  59. ^ Succeeded to office February 1, 1956.
  60. ^ Resigned on January 12, 1959, after election as Governor.
  61. ^ Appointed to office January 12, 1959. Subsequently elected in 1960.
  62. ^ Appointed to office January 4, 1960. Subsequently elected in 1960.
  63. ^ Appointed to office February 1, 1961. Subsequently elected in 1966.
  64. ^ No election for Superintendent of Public Instruction held in 1962, due to legislative statute making the office appointive. Elections resumed in 1966 after the Oregon Supreme Court overturned the statute in 1965.
  65. ^ Resigned March 31, 1968.
  66. ^ Resigned on January 9, 1967, after election as Governor.
  67. ^ Appointed to office January 9, 1967. Subsequently elected in 1968.
  68. ^ Appointed to office April 8, 1968. Never elected.
  69. ^ Resigned June 30, 1968.
  70. ^ Appointed to office July 1, 1968. Subsequently elected in 1968.
  71. ^ Resigned March 31, 1974.
  72. ^ Appointed to office April 1, 1974. Never elected.
  73. ^ Resigned November 15, 1989.
  74. ^ Resigned March 24, 1980.
  75. ^ Resigned April 1, 1984.
  76. ^ Appointed to office March 24, 1980. Never elected.
  77. ^ Resigned December 31, 1991.
  78. ^ Appointed to office April 1, 1984. Subsequently elected in 1984.
  79. ^ Resigned July 9, 1987.
  80. ^ Resigned on January 14, 1991, after election as Governor.
  81. ^ Appointed to office July 9, 1987. Subsequently elected in 1988.
  82. ^ Appointed to office December 18, 1989. Never elected.
  83. ^ Resigned September 30, 1990.
  84. ^ Appointed to office October 1, 1990, after election in 1990 but before normal commencement of term.
  85. ^ Appointed to office January 14, 1991. Subsequently elected in 1992.
  86. ^ Resigned November 8, 1999.
  87. ^ Appointed to office January 2, 1992. Never elected.
  88. ^ First elected in special election.
  89. ^ Office converted from partisan to nonpartisan by the 1995 Legislative Assembly.
  90. ^ Appointed to office November 8, 1999. Subsequently elected in 2000.
  91. ^ Resigned April 7, 2008.
  92. ^ Resigned June 29, 2012.
  93. ^ Appointed to office April 8, 2008. Subsequently elected in 2008.
  94. ^ Died in office March 7, 2010. Mapes, Jeff (March 9, 2010). "Governor Ted Kulongoski names Ted Wheeler as next Oregon treasurer". The Oregonian. Retrieved March 9, 2010. 
  95. ^ Appointed to office March 11, 2010. Mapes, Jeff (March 9, 2010). "Governor Ted Kulongoski names Ted Wheeler as next Oregon treasurer". The Oregonian. Retrieved March 9, 2010. 
  96. ^ Appointed to office June 29, 2012.Cole, Michelle (June 6, 2012). "Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber names Ellen Rosenblum as interim attorney general". The Oregonian. Retrieved June 7, 2012. 
  97. ^ Elected position eliminated by state law. Governor serves as Superintendent and appoints a deputy to oversee the duties of the office."Senate Bill 552 (text):Relating to Superintendent of Public Instruction". Oregon Legislative Assembly. Retrieved June 28, 2011. 

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