United States House of Representatives elections in Oregon, 2012

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The 2012 United States House of Representatives elections in Oregon were held on Tuesday, November 6, 2012 to elect the five U.S. Representatives from the state of Oregon, apportioned according to the 2010 United States Census. The elections coincided with the elections of other federal and state offices, including a quadrennial presidential election. All five incumbents, four Democrats and one Republican, were re-elected to another term.

Primary elections for Democrats and Republicans were held on May 15, 2012; other parties had other nominating procedures.[1] Several candidates received nominations for multiple parties, as permitted by Oregon law.

Overview[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections in Oregon, 2012[2]
Party Votes Percentage Seats +/–
Democratic 949,660 55.60% 4 -
Republican 687,839 40.38% 1 -
Libertarian 34,879 2.04% -
Pacific Green 20,675 1.21% -
Constitution 12,518 0.73% -
Others 2,597 0.15% -
Totals 1,708,168 100.00% 5 -


Redistricting[edit]

On June 29, 2011, members of the Oregon Legislative Assembly reached an agreement on redistricting all five of Oregon's congressional districts, as required by population changes from the 2010 Census. Among other changes, Downtown Portland was moved from District 1 to District 3; District 2 ceded more of the Grants Pass area to District 4; and District 5 was changed to include more of Clackamas County and only small parts of Multnomah County.[3]

District 1[edit]

Oregon's 1st congressional district is represented by Democrat Suzanne Bonamici, the winner of a January 2012 special election. She was elected to a full term in 2012.[4]

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

  • Lisa Michaels, cable host[4]
  • Delinda Morgan, vineyard owner[4]

Results[edit]

Republican Primary results [5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Delinda Morgan 14,758 55.92%
Republican Lisa Michaels 11,372 43.09%
Republican write-ins 261 0.99%
Totals 26,391 100%

General election[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

U.S. House of Representatives: Oregon 1st District[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Suzanne Bonamici 197,845 59.60%
Republican Delinda Morgan 109,699 33.04%
Libertarian Steven Reynolds 15,009 4.52%
Constitution (Oregon) Bob Ekstrom 8,919 2.69%
write-ins 509 0.15%
Totals 331,980 100%

District 2[edit]

Republican Greg Walden has represented Oregon's 2nd congressional district since 1998 and is seeking re-election.[4]

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

  • Joyce B. Segers, writer[4]
  • John Sweeney, activist[4]

Results[edit]

Democratic Primary results [5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Joyce Segers 29,410 76.24%
Democratic John Sweeney 8,447 21.90%
Democratic write-ins 720 1.87%
Totals 38,577 100%

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

General election[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

U.S. House of Representatives: Oregon 2nd District[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%

District 3[edit]

Democrat Earl Blumenauer has represented Oregon's 3rd congressional district since 1996 and is seeking re-election.[4]

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

  • Ronald Green, bus operator[4]
  • Delia Lopez, real estate investor[4]

Results[edit]

Republican Primary results [5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Ronald Green 14,793 63.16%
Republican Delia Lopez 8,210 35.05%
Republican write-ins 418 1.78%
Totals 17,073 100%

General election[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

U.S. House of Representatives: Oregon 3rd District[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Earl Blumenauer 264,979 74.47%
Republican Ronald Green 70,325 19.76%
Pacific Green Woodrow Broadnax 13,159 3.70%
Libertarian Michael Cline 6,640 1.87%
Write in 772 0.20%
Totals 355,875 100%

District 4[edit]

Oregon's 4th congressional district has been represented by Democrat Peter DeFazio since 1987 and he is seeking re-election.[4]

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

Democratic Primary results [5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Peter DeFazio 69,546 89.88%
Democratic Matthew Robinson 7,621 9.85%
Democratic write-ins 209 0.27%
Totals 76,143 100%

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

General election[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

U.S. House of Representatives: Oregon 4th District[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Peter A. DeFazio 212,866 59.11%
Republican Arthur B. Robinson 140,549 39.03%
Libertarian Chuck Huntting 6,205 1.72%
write-ins 468 0.13%
Totals 360,088 100%

District 5[edit]

Democratic incumbent Kurt Schrader has represented Oregon's 5th congressional district since 2008 and is running for re-election in what is often considered to be the most competitive district in the state.[3][4]

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

  • Karen Bowerman, business consultant and retired college administrator[4]
  • Fred Thompson, retired timber executive[4]

Results[edit]

Republican Primary results [5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Fred Thompson 26,652 66.21%
Republican Karen Bowerman 13,455 33.43%
Republican write-ins 1,141 0.44%
Totals 41,248 100%

General election[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

U.S. House of Representatives: Oregon 5th District[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Kurt Schrader 177,229 54.04%
Republican Fred Thompson 139,223 42.45%
Pacific Green Christina Jean Lugo 7,516 2.29%
Constitution (Oregon) Raymond Baldwin 3,600 1.10%
write-ins 402 0.12%
Totals 326,916 100%

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Elections Division". Oregon Secretary of State Kate Brown. 2010. Retrieved August 17, 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f "November 6, 2012, General Election Abstract of Votes". Oregon Elections Division. Retrieved December 5, 2012. 
  3. ^ a b Mapes, Jeff (June 29, 2011). "Oregon legislators reach agreement on congressional redistricting". The Oregonian. Retrieved June 29, 2011. 
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t "Candidate Filings, Representative in Congress". Oregon Secretary of State. Retrieved March 7, 2012. 
  5. ^ a b c d e "May 15, 2012 Primary Election: Unofficial Election Results". Oregon Secretary of State. Retrieved May 16, 2012. 
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r "Candidate Filings, Representative in Congress". Oregon Secretary of State. Retrieved November 27, 2012. 

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