Oregon House of Representatives

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Oregon House of Representatives
Oregon Legislative Assembly
Coat of arms or logo
Type
Type
Term limits
None
History
New session started
January 22, 2019 (2019-01-22)
Leadership
Tina Kotek (D)
since January 14, 2013
Speaker pro Tempore
Paul Holvey (D)
since January 9, 2017
Democratic Leader
Barbara Smith Warner (D)
since July 7, 2019[1]
Republican Leader
Christine Drazan (R)
since September 16, 2019[2]
Democratic Whip
Republican Whip
Structure
Seats60
Oregon House 2019-2021.svg
Political groups
Majority

Minority

Length of term
2 years
AuthorityArticle IV, Oregon Constitution
Salary$21,612/year + per diem
Elections
Last election
November 6, 2018
(60 seats)
Next election
November 3, 2020
(60 seats)
RedistrictingLegislative Control
Meeting place
OregonHouseCenter.jpg
House of Representatives Chamber
Oregon State Capitol
Salem, Oregon
Website
Oregon House of Representatives
Map of current Oregon State House

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 Oregon Ballot Measure 3 (1992), that had restricted State Representatives to three terms (six years) on procedural grounds.[3]

In the last legislative session, Democrat Tina Kotek of Portland served as Speaker.[4]

Milestones[edit]

Composition[edit]

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, and attained a supermajority (at least 60% of seats) in the 2018 elections. Meanwhile, the Oregon State Senate has been under continuous Democratic control since 2005 (with a Democratic supermajority beginning in 2019).

Affiliation Party
(Shading indicates majority caucus)
Total
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
80th (2019-2020) 38 22 60 0
Latest voting share 63.3% 36.7%

Members[edit]

80th Oregon House Leadership
Position Representative District Party Residence
Speaker of the House Tina Kotek 44 Democratic Portland (Kenton)
Speaker pro Tempore Paul Holvey 8 Democratic Eugene
Majority Leader Barbara Smith Warner 45 Democratic Portland (Rose City Park)
Majority Whip Rob Nosse 42 Democratic Portland (Brooklyn)
Deputy Majority Whip Julie Fahey 14th Democratic West Eugene
Minority Leader Christine Drazan 39 Republican Canby
Deputy Minority Leader Daniel Bonham 59 Republican The Dalles
Minority Whip Kim Wallan 6 Republican Medford
District Representative Party Residence Assumed office
1 David Brock Smith Republican Port Orford 2017
2 Gary Leif Republican Roseburg 2018[a]
3 Carl Wilson Republican Grants Pass 2015
4 Duane Stark Republican 2015
5 Pam Marsh Democratic Ashland 2017
6 Kim Wallan Republican Medford 2019
7 Cedric Ross Hayden Republican Fall Creek 2015
8 Paul Holvey Democratic Eugene 2004[a]
9 Caddy McKeown Democratic Coos Bay 2013
10 David Gomberg Democratic Otis 2013
11 Marty Wilde Democratic Eugene 2019
12 John Lively Democratic Springfield 2013
13 Nancy Nathanson Democratic Eugene 2007
14 Julie Fahey Democratic 2017
15 Shelly Boshart Davis Republican Albany 2019
16 Dan Rayfield Democratic Corvallis 2015
17 Sherrie Sprenger Republican Scio 2009
18 Rick Lewis Republican Silverton 2017
19 Denyc Boles[b] Republican Salem 2014[a]
Raquel Moore-Green[c] Republican 2019[a]
20 Paul Evans Democratic Monmouth 2015
21 Brian L. Clem Democratic Salem 2007
22 Teresa Alonso Leon Democratic Woodburn 2017
23 Mike Nearman Republican Independence 2015
24 Ron Noble Republican McMinnville 2017
25 Bill Post Republican Keizer 2015
26 Courtney Neron Democratic Wilsonville 2019
27 Sheri Malstrom Democratic Beaverton 2017
28 Jeff Barker Democratic Aloha 2003
29 Susan McLain Democratic Forest Grove 2015
30 Janeen Sollman Democratic Hillsboro 2017
31 Brad Witt Democratic Clatskanie 2005
32 Tiffiny Mitchell Democratic Astoria 2019
33 Maxine Dexter Democratic Portland 2020
34 Ken Helm Democratic Beaverton 2015
35 Margaret Doherty Democratic Tigard 2009
36 Jennifer Williamson[d] Democratic Portland 2013
Akasha Lawrence-Spence[e] Democratic 2020[a]
37 Rachel Prusak Democratic West Linn 2019
38 Andrea Salinas Democratic Lake Oswego 2017
39 Christine Drazan Republican Canby 2019
40 Mark Meek Democratic Gladstone 2017
41 Karin Power Democratic Milwaukie 2017
42 Rob Nosse Democratic Portland 2014[a]
43 Tawna Sanchez Democratic 2017
44 Tina Kotek Democratic 2007
45 Barbara Smith Warner Democratic 2015
46 Alissa Keny-Guyer Democratic 2011
47 Diego Hernandez Democratic 2017
48 Jeff Reardon Democratic Happy Valley 2013
49 Chris Gorsek Democratic Troutdale 2013
50 Carla Piluso Democratic Gresham 2015
51 Janelle Bynum Democratic Happy Valley 2017
52 Anna Williams Democratic Hood River 2019
53 Jack Zika Republican Redmond 2019
54 Cheri Helt Republican Bend 2019
55 Mike McLane[f] Republican Powell Butte 2011
Vikki Breese-Iverson[g] Republican Prineville 2019[a]
56 E. Werner Reschke Republican Klamath Falls 2017
57 Greg Smith Republican Heppner 2001
58 Greg Barreto Republican Cove 2015
59 Daniel Bonham Republican The Dalles 2017
60 Lynn Findley[h] Republican Vale 2018[a]
Mark Owens[i] Republican Crane 2020[a]

Past composition of the House of Representatives[edit]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i Representative was originally appointed.
  2. ^ Boles was appointed on June 25, 2019 to replace Jackie Winters as the Senator for District 10 in the Oregon State Senate. Winters died on May 29, 2019, leaving the seat vacant.[5]
  3. ^ Moore-Green was appointed on July 23, 2019 to replace Boles.[6]
  4. ^ Williamson resigned from office effective December 30, 2019 to run for Oregon Secretary of State.[7]
  5. ^ Lawrence-Spence was appointed on January 16, 2020 to replace Williamson.[8]
  6. ^ McLane resigned from office effective July 1, 2019 to accept an appointment from Governor Kate Brown to the Oregon circuit court bench as a judge representing the 22nd judicial district.[9]
  7. ^ Breese-Iverson was appointed on August 8, 2019 to replace McLane.[10]
  8. ^ Findley resigned from office effective January 6, 2020 to accept an appointment to the Oregon Senate representing District 30.[11]
  9. ^ Owens was appointed on January 21, 2020 to replace Findley.[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Oregon House Dems Elect Barbara Smith Warner as New Majority Leader". Willamette Week. July 7, 2019. Retrieved December 6, 2019.
  2. ^ "House Republican ousted from leadership role says he won't seek re-election". OregonLive.com. September 17, 2019. Retrieved October 16, 2019.
  3. ^ Green, Ashbel S.; Lisa Grace Lednicer (January 17, 2006). "State high court strikes term limits". Oregonian. Portland, Oregon: Oregonian Publishing. pp. A1.
  4. ^ "Speakers of the House of Representatives of Oregon". Oregon Blue Book. Oregon Secretary of State. Retrieved February 16, 2011.
  5. ^ Lehman, Chris (June 25, 2019). "State Rep. Denyc Boles selected to replace the late Sen. Jackie Winters". The Oregonian. Retrieved June 25, 2019.
  6. ^ "Marion County Commissioners choose Raquel Moore-Green to fill House seat". The Oregonian. July 23, 2019. Retrieved July 23, 2019.
  7. ^ Monahan, Rachel (December 13, 2019). "Rep. Jennifer Williamson Will Resign Her Seat This Month to Campaign for Secretary of State". Willamette Week. Retrieved January 13, 2020.
  8. ^ Borrud, Hillary (January 16, 2020). "Multnomah County commissioners pick Democrat Akasha Lawrence-Spence for Oregon House seat". The Oregonian. Retrieved January 17, 2020.
  9. ^ "Mike McLane, of Powell Butte, new Circuit Court judge". Madras Pioneer. June 5, 2019. Retrieved August 19, 2019.
  10. ^ Warner, Gary A. (August 8, 2019). "Vikki Breese-Iverson selected as new state representative". The Bulletin. Retrieved August 19, 2019.
  11. ^ "Commissioners appoint Lynn Findley to replace Bentz in Oregon Senate". Baker City Herald. January 6, 2020. Retrieved February 8, 2020.
  12. ^ "Mark Owens appointed to Oregon House". Blue Mountain Eagle. January 21, 2020. Retrieved February 8, 2020.

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