Oregon State Profile

Election Schedule

Presidential/State Primary:2016-5-17
Harney County Judicial Recall:2016-6-28

Election Vitals

Governor:Kate Brown (D) re-election in 2016
Senator:Jeff Merkley (D) re-election 2020
Senator:Ron Wyden (D) re-election 2016

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Past Presidential Elections

Percentage of Votes for Jimmy Carter in 1976 47.6%
Percentage of Votes for Gerald Ford in 1976 47.8%
Percentage of Votes for Jimmy Carter in 1980 38.7%
Percentage of Votes for Ronald Reagan in 1980 48.3%
Percentage of Votes for Walter Mondale in 1984 43.7%
Percentage of Votes for Ronald Reagan in 1984 55.9%
Percentage of Votes for Michael Dukakis in 1988 51.3%
Percentage of Votes for George Bush in 1988 46.6%
Percentage of Votes for Bill Clinton in 1992 42.5%
Percentage of Votes for George Bush in 1992 32.5%
Percentage of Votes for Bill Clinton in 1996 47.2%
Percentage of Votes for Bob Dole in 1996 39.1%
Percentage of Votes for Al Gore in 2000 47.0%
Percentage of Votes for George W. Bush in 2000 46.5%
Percentage of Votes for John Kerry in 2004 51.6%
Percentage of Votes for George W. Bush in 2004 47.4%
Percentage of Votes for Barack Obama in 2008 57.2%
Percentage of Votes for John McCain in 2008 40.7%
Percentage of Votes for Barack Obama in 2012 54.6%
Percentage of Votes for Mitt Romney in 2012 42.5%

Previous Election Results, other races

1996 Senate General Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Gordon Smith Republican 677,336 49.8%
Tom Bruggere Democratic 624,370 45.9%
Brent Thompson Reform 20,381 1.5%
Gary Kutcher Pacific 14,193 1.0%
Paul Mohn Libertarian 12,697 0.9%
Christopher Phelps Socialist 5,426 0.4%
Michael Hoyes Natural law 4,425 0.3%
1996 Senate Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Tom Bruggere Democratic 151,288 50.0%
Harry Lonsdale Democratic 76,059 25.1%
Bill Dwyer Democratic 30,871 10.2%
Jerry Rust Democratic 27,773 9.2%
Anna Nevenich Democratic 16,827 5.6%
1996 Senate Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Gordon Smith Republican 224,428 78.5%
Lon Mabon Republican 23,479 8.2%
Kirby Brumfield Republican 15,744 5.5%
Jeff Lewis Republican 13,359 4.7%
Robert Fenton Republican 8,958 3.1%
1996 Senate Special General Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Ron Wyden Democratic 571,739 48.4%
Gordon Smith Republican 553,519 46.8%
Karen Shilling American party 25,597 2.2%
Gene Nanni Libertarian 15,698 1.3%
Vickie Valdez Socialist 7,872 0.7%
Lou Gold Pacific 7,225 0.6%
1998 Governor General Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
John Kitzhaber Democratic 717,061 64.6%
Bill Sizemore Republican 334,001 30.1%
Richard Burke Libertarian 20,200 1.8%
Blair Bobier Pacific 15,843 1.4%
Roger Weidner Reform 10,144 0.9%
Patti Steurer Natural law 7,823 0.7%
Trey Smith Socialist 5,772 0.5%
1998 Governor Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
John Kitzhaber Democratic 271,781 88.4%
Dave Foley Democratic 23,870 7.8%
Paul Wells Democratic 11,933 3.9%
1998 Governor Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Bill Sizemore Republican 108,036 52.2%
Walter Huss Republican 39,186 18.9%
Jeffrey Brady Republican 34,460 16.6%
Bill Spidal Republican 25,373 12.3%
1998 Senate General Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Ron Wyden Democratic 682,425 61.1%
John Lim Republican 377,739 33.8%
Karyn Moskowitz Pacific 22,024 2.0%
Jim Brewster Libertarian 18,221 1.6%
Michael Campbell Natural law 8,372 0.7%
Dean Braa Socialist 7,553 0.7%
1998 Senate Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Ron Wyden Democratic 283,654 91.8%
John Sweeney Democratic 25,456 8.2%
1998 Senate Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
John Lim Republican 135,048 63.2%
John Fitzpatrick Republican 58,139 27.2%
Valentine Christian Republican 20,569 9.6%
2002 Governor General Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Ted Kulongoski Democratic 618,004 49.1%
Kevin Mannix Republican 581,785 46.3%
Tom Cox Libertarian 57,760 4.6%
2002 Governor Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Ted Kulongoski Democratic 170,799 48.7%
Jim Hill Democratic 92,294 26.3%
Bev Stein Democratic 76,517 21.8%
William Allen Democratic 6,582 1.9%
Caleb Burns Democratic 4,167 1.2%
2002 Governor Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Kevin Mannix Republican 117,194 35.6%
Jack Roberts Republican 98,008 29.8%
Ron Saxton Republican 93,484 28.4%
W. Ames Curtright Republican 10,986 3.3%
Roger Weidner Republican 7,395 2.2%
Lee Shindler Republican 2,266 0.7%
2002 Senate General Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Gordon Smith Republican 712,287 56.3%
Bill Bradbury Democratic 501,898 39.6%
Dan Fitzgerald Libertarian 29,979 2.4%
Lon Mabon Constitution 21,703 1.7%
2002 Senate Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Bill Bradbury Democratic 279,792 87.1%
Craig Hanson Democratic 27,472 8.6%
Greg Haven Democratic 13,995 4.4%
2004 Senate General Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Ron Wyden Democratic 1,128,728 63.4%
Al King Republican 565,254 31.8%
Teresa Keane Pacific green 43,053 2.4%
Dan Fitzgerald Libertarian 29,582 1.7%
David Brownlow Constitution 12,397 0.7%
2004 Senate Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Al King Republican 85,035 35.9%
Bruce Broussard Republican 53,084 22.4%
Thomas Abshier Republican 51,879 21.9%
Earl Bowerman Republican 18,779 7.9%
Philip Petrie Republican 15,838 6.7%
Pavel Goberman Republican 12,230 5.2%
2006 Governor General Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Ted Kulongoski Democratic 699,786 50.8%
Ron Saxton Republican 589,748 42.8%
Mary Starrett Constitution 50,229 3.6%
Joe Keating Green 20,030 1.5%
Richard Morley Libertarian 16,798 1.2%
2006 Governor Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Ted Kulongoski Democratic 170,944 54.3%
Jim Hill Democratic 92,439 29.4%
Pete Sorenson Democratic 51,346 16.3%
2006 Governor Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Ron Saxton Republican 125,286 42.1%
Kevin Mannix Republican 89,553 30.1%
Jason Atkinson Republican 67,057 22.5%
W. Ames Curtright Republican 7,414 2.5%
Gordon Leitch Republican 3,100 1.0%
William Spidal Republican 2,537 0.9%
David Beem Republican 1,659 0.6%
Bob Forthan Republican 841 0.3%
2008 Senate General Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Jeff Merkley Democratic 864,392 49.1%
Gordon Smith Republican 805,159 45.7%
Dave Brownlow Constitution 92,565 5.3%
2008 Senate Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Jeff Merkley Democratic 246,482 45.1%
Steve Novick Democratic 230,889 42.2%
Candy Neville Democratic 38,367 7.0%
Roger Obrist Democratic 12,647 2.3%
Pavel Goberman Democratic 12,056 2.2%
David Loera Democratic 6,127 1.1%
2008 Senate Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Gordon Smith Republican 296,330 85.9%
Gordon Leitch Republican 48,560 14.1%
2010 Governor General Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
John Kitzhaber Democratic 716,525 49.4%
Chris Dudley Republican 694,287 47.9%
Greg Kord Constitution 20,475 1.4%
Wes Wagner Libertarian 19,048 1.3%
2010 Governor Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
John Kitzhaber Democratic 242,545 65.7%
Bill Bradbury Democratic 110,298 29.9%
Roger Obrist Democratic 16,057 4.4%
2010 Governor Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Chris Dudley Republican 122,855 39.4%
Allen Alley Republican 99,753 32.0%
John Lim Republican 47,339 15.2%
Bill Sizemore Republican 23,522 7.5%
William Curtright Republican 12,497 4.0%
Rex Watkins Republican 3,060 1.0%
Clark Colvin Republican 1,206 0.4%
Darren Karr Republican 1,127 0.4%
Bob Forthan Republican 727 0.2%
2010 Senate General Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Ron Wyden Democratic 825,507 57.3%
Jim Huffman Republican 566,199 39.3%
Bruce Cronk Working famil 18,940 1.3%
Marc Delphine Libertarian 16,028 1.1%
Rick Staggenborg Progressive 14,466 1.0%
2010 Senate Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Ron Wyden Democratic 333,652 90.5%
Loren Hooker Democratic 25,152 6.8%
Pavel Goberman Democratic 9,985 2.7%
2010 Senate Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Jim Huffman Republican 110,450 42.1%
Loren Later Republican 39,753 15.1%
G.Shane Dinkel Republican 36,760 14.0%
Tom Stutzman Republican 31,859 12.1%
Keith Waldron Republican 24,602 9.4%
Robin Parker Republican 14,637 5.6%
Walter Woodland Republican 4,417 1.7%
2014 Governor
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
John Kitzhaber Democratic 733,230 50.1%
Dennis Richardson Republican 648,542 44.3%
Jason Levin Pacific green 29,561 2.0%
Paul Grad Libertarian 21,903 1.5%
Aaron Auer Constitution 15,929 1.1%
Chris Henry Progressive 13,898 0.9%
2014 Governor
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
John Kitzhaber Democratic 268,654 90.6%
Ifeanyichukwu Diru Democratic 27,833 9.4%
2014 Governor
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Dennis Richardson Republican 163,695 66.4%
Gordon Challstrom Republican 24,693 10.0%
Bruce Cuff Republican 23,912 9.7%
Mae Rafferty Republican 16,920 6.9%
Tim Carr Republican 14,847 6.0%
Darren Karr Republican 2,474 1.0%
2014 Senate
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Jeff Merkley Democratic 814,537 56.0%
Monica Wehby Republican 538,847 37.0%
Mike Montchalin Libertarian 44,916 3.1%
Christina Lugo Pacific green 32,434 2.2%
James Leuenberger Constitution 24,212 1.7%
2014 Senate
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Jeff Merkley Democratic 277,120 93.3%
William Bryk Democratic 11,330 3.8%
Pavel Goberman Democratic 8,436 2.8%
2014 Senate
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Monica Wehby Republican 134,627 50.2%
Jason Conger Republican 101,401 37.8%
Mark Callahan Republican 18,220 6.8%
Jo Rae Perkins Republican 7,602 2.8%
Timothy Crawley Republican 6,566 2.4%

State Demographics

Population 3,899,353
Percentage White 85.2%
Percentage Black 1.8%
Percentage American Indian / Alaska Native 1.2%
Percentage Asian 3.8%
Percentage Native Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0.4%
Percentage Mixed Race 4.0%
Percentage Other Race 3.6%
 
Percentage Hispanic 12.2%
Percentage Non Hispanic White 77.6%
Percentage Non Hispanic Black 1.7%
 
Percentage Households All Speak Language Other than English 1.1%
 
Median Household Income $49,161
Percentage Married Couple Both Work 37.8%
Percentage Income in Poverty in 2011 17.2%
Percentage Lived in different household in 2009 8.0%
 
Percentage Homes heated by Electricity 48.9%
Percentage Homes heated by Gas 40.3%
Percentage Homes heated by Coal 0.0%
Percentage Homes heated by Fuel Oil 2.7%
Percentage of Population Age 65 and Up 14.9%
Percentage Employed Civilians 16-years-old and up 44.6%
Percentage with a College Degree 29.9%
Percentage Management or Professional Workers 36.1%
Percentage Sales or Office Workers 23.9%
Percentage Production or Transportation Workers 12.1%
 
Unemployment rate 6.0%
Unemployment figures as of 2015-10
Unemployment Monthly Change -0.2%
 
Percentage Married Couples 48.1%
Percentage Married Couples with Children 17.8%
Percentage Unmarried Partner Households, Male living with Male 0.3%
Percentage Unmarried Partner Households, Female living with Female 0.5%

Last updated 12:16am July 26, 2016