Oregon's 2nd congressional district

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Oregon's 2nd congressional district
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Oregon's 2nd congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Representative
  Greg Walden
RHood River
Area69,491 sq mi (179,980 km2)
Population (2000)684,280
Median income$51,813[1]
Ethnicity
Occupation
Cook PVIR+11[2]

Oregon's 2nd congressional district is the largest of Oregon's five districts, and is the seventh largest district in the nation. It is the second-largest congressional district in the nation that doesn't cover an entire state.[citation needed] 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.

Recent presidential elections[edit]

Election results from presidential races
Year Office Results
2000 President Bush 60 - 35%
2004 President Bush 61- 38%
2008 President McCain 54 - 43%
2012 President Romney 57 - 41%
2016 President Trump 57 - 36%

List of members representing the district[edit]

Member Party Years District home Electoral history
District created March 4, 1893
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William R. Ellis
Republican March 4, 1893 –
March 3, 1899
Heppner [Data unknown/missing.]
Lost renomination.
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Malcolm A. Moody
Republican March 4, 1899 –
March 3, 1903
The Dalles [Data unknown/missing.]
Lost renomination.
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John N. Williamson
Republican March 4, 1903 –
March 3, 1907
Prineville [Data unknown/missing.]
Retired.
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William R. Ellis
Republican March 4, 1907 –
March 3, 1911
Pendleton [Data unknown/missing.]
Lost renomination.
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Walter Lafferty
Republican March 4, 1911 –
March 3, 1913
Portland [Data unknown/missing.]
Redistricted to the 3rd district.
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Nicholas J. Sinnott
Republican March 4, 1913 –
May 31, 1928
The Dalles [Data unknown/missing.]
Resigned to become judge to the U.S. Court of Claims.
Vacant May 31, 1928 –
November 6, 1928
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Robert R. Butler
Republican November 6, 1928 –
January 7, 1933
The Dalles [Data unknown/missing.]
Died.
Vacant January 7, 1933 –
March 3, 1933
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Walter M. Pierce
Democratic March 4, 1933 –
January 3, 1943
La Grande [Data unknown/missing.]
Lost re-election.
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Lowell Stockman
Republican January 3, 1943 –
January 3, 1953
Pendleton [Data unknown/missing.]
Retired.
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Sam Coon
Republican January 3, 1953 –
January 3, 1957
Salem [Data unknown/missing.]
Lost re-election.
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Al Ullman
Democratic January 3, 1957 –
January 3, 1981
Baker [Data unknown/missing.]
Lost re-election.
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Denny Smith
Republican January 3, 1981 –
January 3, 1983
Salem [Data unknown/missing.]
Redistricted to the 5th district.
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Robert F. Smith
Republican January 3, 1983 –
January 3, 1995
Burns [Data unknown/missing.]
Retired.
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Wes Cooley
Republican January 3, 1995 –
January 3, 1997
Alfalfa [Data unknown/missing.]
Renominated but retired.
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Robert F. Smith
Republican January 3, 1997 –
January 3, 1999
Medford [Data unknown/missing.]
Retired.
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Greg Walden
Republican January 3, 1999 –
present
Hood River Elected in 1998.

Election results[edit]

Sources (official results only):

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

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

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

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

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

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 Jack Alan Brown, Jr. 7,193 2.65
Misc. Misc. 513 0.19

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 Richard Hake 5,817 1.71
Misc. Misc. 685 0.20

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

2012[edit]

United States House election, 2012: Oregon District 2[3]
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
Total votes 332,255 100

2014[edit]

United States House election, 2014: Oregon District 2[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Greg Walden 202,374 70.41
Democratic Aelea Christofferson 73,785 25.67
Libertarian Sharon L. Durbin 10,491 3.65
write-ins 775 0.27
Total votes 287,425 100

2016[edit]

United States House election, 2016: Oregon District 2 [5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Greg Walden 272,952 71.69
Democratic James "Jim" Crary 106,640 28.00
Total votes 380,739 100

2018[edit]

United States House election, 2016: Oregon District 2 [6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Greg Walden 207,597 56.3 -15.39
Democratic Jamie McLeod-Skinner 145,298 39.4 +11.4
Independent Mark Roberts 15,536 4.2
Total votes 368,709 100

Major communities[edit]

Due to its large geographical area, the 2nd District contains many different communities which operate completely independently from one another socially and economically. Below is a list of the largest statistical areas in the 2nd District tracked by the United States Census Bureau.

Core Based Statistical Area 2010 Census
Medford MSA 203,206
Bend MSA 157,733
Hermiston-Pendleton MSA 87,062
Grants Pass MSA 82,713
Klamath Falls MSA 66,380
Ontario MSA 53,936
La Grande MSA 25,748
The Dalles MSA 25,213
Hood River MSA 22,346

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.[7][8]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://www.census.gov/mycd/?st=41&cd=02
  2. ^ "Partisan Voting Index – Districts of the 115th Congress" (PDF). The Cook Political Report. April 7, 2017. Retrieved April 7, 2017.
  3. ^ "November 6, 2012, General Election Abstract of Votes" (PDF). Oregon Elections Division. Retrieved December 5, 2012.
  4. ^ "November 4, 2014, General Election Abstract of Votes" (PDF). Oregon Elections Division. Retrieved February 6, 2016.
  5. ^ "2016 General Election Results" (PDF). Oregon Elections Division. Retrieved August 30, 2017.
  6. ^ "2018 General Election Results" (PDF). Oregon Elections Division. Retrieved December 19, 2018.
  7. ^ Mapes, Jeff (June 29, 2011). "Oregon legislators reach agreement on congressional redistricting". The Oregonian. Retrieved July 27, 2011.
  8. ^ "Oregon's Congressional Districts (Senate Bill 990)" (PDF). Oregon Legislative Assembly. Retrieved July 27, 2011.

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