Oregon House of Representatives

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Oregon House of Representatives
Oregon Legislative Assembly
Coat of arms or logo
Term limits
New session started
January 9, 2017 (2017-01-09)
Tina Kotek (D)
Since January 14, 2013
Speaker pro Tempore
Paul Holvey (D)
Since January 9, 2017
Democratic Leader
Jennifer Williamson (D)
Since July 10, 2015 [1]
Republican Leader
Mike McLane (R)
Since January 14, 2013
Oregon state legislature diagram house.svg
Political groups


Length of term
2 years
AuthorityArticle IV, Oregon Constitution
Salary$21,612/year + per diem
Last election
November 8, 2016
(60 seats)
Next election
November 6, 2018
(60 seats)
RedistrictingLegislative Control
Meeting place
House of Representatives Chamber
Oregon State Capitol
Salem, Oregon
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 65,000. 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.[2]

In the current legislative session, Democrat Tina Kotek from Portland serves as Speaker.[3]



The Republican Party held the majority in the House for many years until the Democratic Party gained a majority following the 2006 elections. After losing several seats in the 2010 elections, resulting in a split control between both parties for one legislative term, Democrats regained their majority in the 2012 elections. Meanwhile, the Oregon State Senate has been under continuous Democratic control since 2005.

Affiliation Party
(Shading indicates majority caucus)
Democratic Republican Vacant
73rd (2005–2006) 27 33 60 0
74th (2007–2008) 31 29 60 0
75th (2009–2010) 36 24 60 0
76th (2011–2012) 30 30 60 0
77th (2013-2014) 34 26 60 0
78th (2015-2016) 35 25 60 0
79th (2017-2018) 35 25 60 0
Latest voting share 58% 42%


Past composition of the House of Representatives[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Bureau, Peter Wong/Capital. "Williamson succeeds Hoyle as top Democratic leader".
  2. ^ Green, Ashbel S.; Lisa Grace Lednicer (January 17, 2006). "State high court strikes term limits". Oregonian. Portland, Oregon: Oregonian Publishing. pp. A1.
  3. ^ "Speakers of the House of Representatives of Oregon". Oregon Blue Book. Oregon Secretary of State. Retrieved February 16, 2011.

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