Oregon Election Recap

Oregon Election Recap

Oregon Election Recap

By Kelsey Wilson & Deborah Herron

John Kitzhaber wins. As the last votes from Multnomah County and Lane County trickled in on Wednesday, Nov. 3, a day after the election, Kitzhaber vaulted from 20,000 votes behind to 12,000 votes ahead. The Oregonian called the race just before 4 p.m., followed by the rest of the media outlets. Chris Dudley officially conceded on Wednesday night.

Senate balance still in question. A day after the election, it appeared the Senate would be evenly divided, 15 Democrats and 15 Republicans. However, as final votes were tallied, Sen. Alan Bates (D-Medford) vaulted from losing by 1,000 votes to winning by 264. The Oregonian initially called the race for Republican Dave Dotterer, but “un-called” it as late votes were tabulated and Bates closed the gap. Sen. Martha Schrader (D-Canby) still trails Republican Alan Olsen by 216 votes. Although that total has not changed, the race still has not been called. Recounts could occur in both races.

If trends continue and Bates wins and Schrader loses, the Senate make-up will be 16 Democrats and 14 Republicans.

Oregon House evenly divided. The House races evenly divide the chamber with 30 Democrats and 30 Republicans. It is unclear what the power-sharing arrangement will be, and it will be some time before the House leadership – including speaker, Ways and Means co-chair and committee chairs – is decided.

2010 General Election Report

Unofficial Results

OREGON STATEWIDE OFFICIALS

Governor

Chris Dudley (Republican)                                    49%

John Kitzhaber (Democrat)                                    47%

Treasurer

Ted Wheeler (Democrat, Incumbent)            54.03%

Chris Telfer (Republican)            40.98%

U.S. SENATE

Ron Wyden (Democrat, Incumbent)             57%

John Huffman (Republican)  39%

U.S. CONGRESS

Representatives in four of Oregon’s five congressional districts handily won re-election to their seats — Wu, Blumenauer, DeFazio and Walden were all victorious.

In OR-5, first-term incumbent Kurt Schrader (Democrat) won re-election with 51% after a strong challenge by state Rep. Scott Bruun (Republican) 46%.

OREGON LEGISLATURE

With only a few seats that were close races throughout the campaign season, the Oregon Senate stands at 15D-13R with the SD-20 and the SD-3 races in statistical dead heats. In SD-20, the latest results show Republican Alan Olsen with a slightly more than 200-vote lead over incumbent Martha Schrader. In SD-3, incumbent Alan Bates has come back to take a 240-vote lead over Republican Dave Dotterrer.

In the House, Democrats will lose the supermajority of 36-24 they enjoyed prior to the election. Several Democrat incumbents lost, and Republicans held in seats that were considered toss-ups. In addition, Republicans picked up open seats in a couple of hotly contested races. The list below reflects outcomes in key toss-up races.

For a complete list of legislative races, please see below.

Winners in tight races

SD-15                        Sen. Bruce Starr (I)

SD-26                        Chuck Thomsen

HD-6                        Rep. Sal Esquival (I)

HD-30                        Shawn Lindsay

HD-37             Julie Parrish

HD-51                        Patrick Sheehan


Too Close to Call

SD-3                        Bates/Dotterrer

SD-20                        Schrader(I)/Olsen

Casualty List (incumbents who lost)

Rep. Chuck Riley (in SD-15 race)

Rep. Brent Barton (in SD-26 race)

Rep. Judy Stiegler

Rep. Nick Kahl

Rep. Suzanne VanOrman

STATE BALLOT MEASURES

Measure 70                                                                                                 Yes 84%    No 16%

Approved. Expands the number of veterans and spouses eligible for low-interest home loans from the Oregon War Veteran Fund.

Measure 71 Yes  68%   No 32%

Approved. Establishes annual legislative sessions for specified number of days.

Measure 72 Yes 59%    No 41%

Approved. Allows for state borrowing limit exceptions.

Measure 73 Yes 57%   No 43%

Approved. Increases sentences for sex crime and DUII offenders.

Measure 74                                                                                                Yes 44%   No 56%

Defeated. Establishes medical marijuana dispensing system.

Measure 75 Yes 32%   No 68%

Defeated. Amends Oregon Constitution to establish non-tribal casino.

Measure 76 Yes 68%   No 32%

Continues 15 percent of net lottery proceeds to Parks and Natural resources fund.

If you have any questions, please contact:

Deborah Herron, vice president public affairs, (503) 595-8356 or dherron@ulum.com

Kelsey Wilson, public affairs manager, (503) 595-8352 or kwilson@ulum.com

OREGON ELECTION RESULTS

  • Leaders are in BOLD
  • Races too close to call are labeled TBD

ELECTION REPUBLICAN % DEMOCRAT % Winner
OREGON GOVERNOR
Chris Dudley 47.94 John Kitzhaber 49.15 D
U.S. SENATE
Jim Huffman 39 Ron Wyden 57 D
U.S. CONGRESS
CD – 1 Rob Cornilles 41 David Wu 55 D
CD – 2 Greg Walden 74 Joyce Segers 26 R
CD – 3 Delia Lopez 25 Earl Blumenauer 70 D
CD – 4 Art Robinson 44 Peter Defazio 54 D
CD – 5 Scott Bruun 46 Kurt Schrader 51 D
OREGON TREASURER
Chris Telfer 41 Ted Wheeler 54 D
OREGON LEGISLATURE
Senate
3 Dave Dotterrer 49.69 Alan Bates 50.19 TBD
4 Marilyn Kittelman 42 Floyd Prozanski (i) 57 D
6 Michael Spasaro 43 Lee Beyer (i) 52 D
7 Karen Bodner 37 Chris Edwards (i) 62 D
8 Frank Morse (i) 55 Dan Rayfield 45 R
10 Jackie Winters (i) 68 Jackie Pierce 31 R
11 Michael Forest 45 Peter Courtney (i) 55 D
13 Larry George (i) 63 Tim Parker 37 R
15 Bruce Starr (i) 52 Chuck Riley 48 R
16 Bob Horning 45 Betsy Johnson (i) 54 D
17 Stevan Kirkpatrick 36 Suzanne Bonamici (i) 64 D
19 Mary Kremer 45 Richard Devlin (i) 54 D
20 Alan Olson 50.16 Martha Schrader 49.68 TBD
22 Dwayne Runyan 12 William “Chip” Shields (i) 88 D
24 Rob Wheeler 48 Rod Monroe (i) 52 D
26 Chuck Thomsen 53 Brent Barton 47 R
HOUSE
1 Wayne Kreiger(i) 72 Eldon Rollins 27 R
2 Tim Freeman  (i) 72 Harry McDermott 28 R
3 Wally Hicks (i) 78 Barbara Gonzalez 21 R
4 Dennis Richardson (i) 70 Richard Levine 29 R
5 Sandra Abercrombie 37 Peter Buckley (i) 62 D
6 Sal Esquivel (i) 56 Lynn Howe 43 R
7 Bruce Hanna (i) 65 Sara Byers 35 R
8 Simone Gordon 27 Paul Holvey (i) 73 D
9 Scott Roberts 47 Arnie Roblan (i) 53 D
10 Becky Lemler 42 Jean Cowan (i) 58 D
11 Kelly Lovelace 46 Phil Barnhart (i) 54 D
12 Sean VanGordon 43 Terry Beyer (i) 57 D
13** Bill Young 32 Nancy Nathanson (i) 65 D
14 Dwight Coon 44 Val Hoyle (i) 50 D
15 Andy Olson (i) 68 Bud Laurent 31 R
16 Rose Cook 31 Sara Gelser (i) 69 D
17 Sherrie Sprenger (i) 73 Richard Harisay 26 R
18 Vic Gilliam (i) 64 Rodney Orr 34 R
19 Kevin Cameron (i) 61 Claudia Kyle 39 R
20 Vicki Berger (i) 63 Mike Powers 37 R
21 Marvin Sannes 42 Brian Clem 58 D
22 Kathy LeCompte 48 Betty Komp (i) 52 D
23 Jim Thompson (i) 68 Unopposed 32 R
24 Jim Weidner (i) 55 Susan Sokol Blosser 45 R
25 Kim Thatcher(i) 66 Jim Dyer 33 R
26 Matt Wingard(i) 61 Sandy Webb 39 R
27 Dan Lucas 37 Tobias Read (i) 62 D
28 Bill Berg 43 Jeff Barker(i) 57 D
29 Katie Eyre Brewer 53 Katie Riley 47 R
30 Shawn Lindsay 53 Doug Ainge 46 R
31 Ed Decoste 43 Brad Witt (i) 57 D
32 Lew Barnes 48 Deborah Boone (i) 52 D
33 Michael Bieker 35 Mitch Greenlick(i) 65 D
34 Tyler Hill 38 Chris Harker(i) 59 D
35 Gordon Fiddes 43 Margaret Doherty(i) 57 D
36 Diane Schendel 21 Mary Nolan (i) 78 D
37 Julie Parrish 50.84 Will Rasmussen 49.02 R
38 Rob Gardier 39 Chris Garrett (i) 60 D
39 Bill Kennemer (i) 58 Alice Norris 42 R
40 Deborah Gerritzen 39 Dave Hunt (i) 60 D
41 Hugo Schultz 24 Carolyn Tomei (i) 76 D
42 Cliff Hutchison 10 Jules Bailey (i) 85 D
43 Unoppposed Lew Frederick (i) 98 D
44 Kitty Harmon 19 Tina Kotek (i) 81 D
45 Anne Marie Gurney 21 Michael Dembrow (i) 79 D
46 Russell Turner 17 Ben Cannon(i) 82 D
47 Dee Flowers 37 Jefferson Smith(i) 62 D
48 Jeff Caton (IND) 42 Mike Schaufler (i) 57 D
49 Michael Wand 53 Nick Kahl (i) 46 R
50 Andre Wang 46 Greg Matthews(i) 54 D
51 Patrick Sheehan 55 Cheryl Myers 45 R
52 Mark Johnson 57 Suzanne VanOrman (i) 43 R
53 Gene Whisnant (i) 73 John Huddle 27 R
54 Jason Conger (REP/IND) 52 Judy Stiegler (i) 40 R
55 Mike McLane 98 Unopposed R
56 Bill Garrard (i) 97 Unopposed R
57 Greg Smith (i) 77 Jean Falbo 22 R
58 Bob Jenson (i) 74 Pete Wells 25 R
59 John E. Huffman (i) 70 Will Boettner 30 R
60 Cliff Bentz (i) 99 Unopposed R

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