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2016 Oregon state elections

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Oregon Voters' Pamphlet, mailed to voters before the May 2016 primary elections.
Oregon Voters' Pamphlet, mailed to voters before the May 2016 primary elections.

A general election was held in the U.S. state of Oregon on November 8, 2016. Primary elections were held on May 17, 2016.

Federal

President of the United States

Hillary Clinton won the state's 7 electoral votes.

United States House of Representatives

All five of Oregon's seats in the United States House of Representatives were up for re-election in 2016. All five incumbents, four Democrats and one Republican, won re-election.

United States Senate

Incumbent Democratic senior Senator Ron Wyden won re-election to a fourth full term in office.[1]

Attorney General

Incumbent attorney general Ellen Rosenblum (D) was re-elected.

Democratic primary

Results

[4]

Oregon Attorney General Democratic primary, 2016
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Ellen Rosenblum 414,643 98.88
Democratic Write-ins 4,690 1.12
Total votes 419,333 100

Republican primary

  • Daniel Zene Crowe, lawyer

Results

[4]

Oregon Attorney General Republican primary, 2016
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Daniel Zene Crowe 220,454 98.64
Republican Write-ins 3,038 1.36
Total votes 223,492 100

Independent Party primary

No Independent Party candidates filed to run in the primary.

Results

[4]

Oregon Attorney General Independent primary, 2016
Party Candidate Votes %
Independent Write-ins 7,842 100
Total votes 7,842 100

General Election

County results
County results
Oregon Attorney General election, November 8, 2016[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Ellen Rosenblum 1,035,361 55.18%
Republican Daniel Crowe 776,664 41.39%
Libertarian Lars Hedbor 59,629 3.18%
Write-ins 4,828 0.26%
Total votes 1,876,482 100%

Governor

This election determined who fills the remaining two years of the term of Democratic governor John Kitzhaber, who was re-elected in 2014 and resigned in 2015. The incumbent governor is Democrat Kate Brown, who succeeded to the governor's office as Oregon Secretary of State. Brown won re-election; the next gubernatorial election is in 2018.

Secretary of State

Incumbent Democratic Secretary of State Jeanne Atkins declined to seek election; she was appointed in March 2015 following Kate Brown's ascension to the governorship.[6]

Dennis Richardson (R) defeated Brad Avakian (D), to become the first Republican to win a statewide election in Oregon since 2002

Democratic primary

Results

[12]

Oregon Secretary of State Democratic primary, 2016
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Brad Avakian 199,214 38.94
Democratic Val Hoyle 173,915 33.99
Democratic Richard Devlin 134,388 26.27
Democratic Write-ins 4,110 0.80
Total votes 511,627 100

Republican primary

Results

[12]

Oregon Secretary of State Republican primary, 2016
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Dennis Richardson 260,622 77.89
Republican Sid Leiken 71,992 21.51
Republican Write-ins 2,006 0.60
Total votes 334,620 100

Independent Party primary

  • Paul Damian Wells, machinist and perennial candidate

Results

[12]

Oregon Secretary of State Independent primary, 2016
Party Candidate Votes %
Independent Paul Damian Wells 16,458 65.89
Independent Write-ins 8,519 34.11
Total votes 24,977 100

Other candidates

  • Sharon Durbin, candidate for U.S. House District 2 in 2014 (Libertarian)
  • Michael P. Marsh, perennial candidate (Constitution)
  • Alan Zundel, former political scientist and former professor at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (Pacific Green)[17][18]

General election

Endorsements

Polling

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
Brad
Avakian (D)
Dennis
Richardson (R)
Paul Damian
Wells (I)
Other Undecided
DHM Research[31] October 25–29, 2016 504 ± 4.4% 27% 32% 3% 5%[32] 28%
DHM Research[33] October 6–13, 2016 600 ± 4% 29% 34% 4% 8%[34] 24%
iCitizen[35] September 2–7, 2016 610 ± 4.0% 29% 26% 4% 5%[36] 36%
Clout Research[37] July 9–13, 2016 701 ± 3.71% 36% 41% 12%

General Election

County results
County results
Oregon Secretary of State election, November 8, 2016[38]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Dennis Richardson 903,623 47.06%
Democratic Brad Avakian 834,529 43.47%
Independent Paul Wells 66,210 3.45%
Pacific Green Alan Zundel 48,946 2.55%
Libertarian Sharon Durbin 47,675 2.48%
Constitution Michael Marsh 15,372 0.80%
Write-ins 3,594 0.19%
Total votes 1,919,949 100%

State Treasurer

Incumbent treasurer Ted Wheeler (D) is term-limited and successfully ran for mayor of Portland. Tobias Read (D) was elected to succeed him.

Legislative

The Democrats have an 18–12 majority in the Oregon State Senate in the previous session. Of 30 Senate seats, 16 were up for election. In the Oregon House of Representatives, in which Democrats hold a 35–25 majority, all 60 seats were up for election.

Ballot measures

There were seven statewide Oregon ballot measures on the November 2016 ballot:[39]

  • Measure 94 — Amends Constitution: Eliminates mandatory retirement age for state judges
  • Measure 95 — Amends Constitution: Allows investments in equities by public universities to reduce financial risk and increase investments to benefit students
  • Measure 96 — Amends Constitution: Dedicates 1.5% of state lottery net proceeds to funding support services for Oregon veterans
  • Measure 97 — Increases corporate minimum tax when sales exceed $25 million; funds education, healthcare, senior services
  • Measure 98 — Requires state funding for dropout-prevention, career and college readiness programs in Oregon high schools
  • Measure 99 — Creates "Outdoor School Education Fund," continuously funded through Lottery, to provide outdoor school programs statewide
  • Measure 100 — Prohibits purchase or sale of parts or products from certain wildlife species; exceptions; civil penalties

See also

References

  1. ^ Cahn, Emily; Levinson, Alexis (January 28, 2015). "Senators Confirm Re-Election Bids for 2016". Roll Call. Retrieved January 29, 2015.
  2. ^ "Candidate Filing Search Results – Attorney General". Oregon Secretary of State. Retrieved February 18, 2016.
  3. ^ Spurr, Kyle (March 3, 2015). "Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum to run again". The Daily Astorian (Astoria, Oregon). Retrieved February 18, 2016.
  4. ^ a b c "Official Results - May 17, 2016, Primary Election Abstract of Votes" (PDF). Oregon Secretary of State. State of Oregon. May 26, 2016.
  5. ^ "Official Results General Election November 8, 2016" (PDF). sos.oregon.gov. Oregon Secretary of State. Retrieved 27 November 2016.
  6. ^ Mapes, Jeff (March 6, 2015). "Kate Brown appoints veteran government aide Jeanne Atkins to be secretary of state". The Oregonian. Archived from the original on March 4, 2016. Retrieved March 6, 2015.
  7. ^ a b c d "Candidate Filing Search Results – Secretary of State". Oregon Secretary of State. Retrieved February 18, 2016.
  8. ^ Jaquiss, Nigel (October 6, 2015). "Labor Commissioner Brad Avakian Makes It Official: He's Running for Secretary of State". Willamette Week. Portland, Oregon. Archived from the original on March 4, 2016. Retrieved February 18, 2016.
  9. ^ a b c "Secretary of State candidates due at Dems brunch". Hillsboro Tribune. Hillsboro, Oregon. February 18, 2016. Retrieved February 18, 2016.
  10. ^ Times news staff (September 2, 2015). "Tualatin state senator Richard Devlin to run for secretary of state". Tigard-Tualatin Times. Tigard, Oregon. Retrieved February 18, 2016.
  11. ^ Jaquiss, Nigel (October 15, 2015). "Strong Fundraising Buoys Val Hoyle as She Officially Enters Secretary of State Race". Willamette Week. Portland, Oregon. Archived from the original on March 2, 2016. Retrieved February 18, 2016.
  12. ^ a b c "Official Results - May 17, 2016, Primary Election Abstract of Votes" (PDF). Oregon Secretary of State. State of Oregon. May 26, 2016.
  13. ^ Jaquiss, Nigel (June 29, 2015). "GOP Candidate For Governor Sid Leiken Lowers Sights, Will Run for Secretary of State". Willamette Week. Portland, Oregon. Archived from the original on March 4, 2016. Retrieved February 18, 2016.
  14. ^ Friedman, Gordon (October 29, 2015). "Dennis Richardson announces Secretary of State bid". Statesman Journal. Salem, Oregon. Archived from the original on October 9, 2016. Retrieved February 18, 2016.
  15. ^ Anderson, Taylor W. (October 19, 2015). "Dennis Richardson changes tune, mulls run for secretary of state". The Bulletin. Bend, Oregon. Retrieved February 18, 2016.
  16. ^ Cooper, Jonathan J. (October 29, 2015). "Dennis Richardson announce run for Oregon secretary of state". The Washington Times. Washington, D.C. Retrieved February 18, 2016.
  17. ^ "Alan Zundel for Oregon Secretary of State". Archived from the original on September 17, 2016. Retrieved September 1, 2016.
  18. ^ "2016 PACIFIC GREEN PARTY CANDIDATES". Retrieved September 1, 2016.
  19. ^ a b "Two Longtime Democratic Lawmakers Endorse Dennis Richardson, GOP Candidate for Secretary of State". wweek.com. September 30, 2016.
  20. ^ "Today, I'm incredibly honored to have received the endorsement of Representative Phil Lang, former Democratic..." Twitter. October 4, 2016.
  21. ^ "Richardson earns our vote for secretary of state". Statesman Journal. October 2, 2016.
  22. ^ "Dennis Richardson for Oregon secretary of state: Editorial Endorsement 2016". The Oregonian. October 2, 2016.
  23. ^ "Richardson earns nod for Secretary of state". News-Register. September 23, 2016.
  24. ^ "Secretary of state: Richardson". The Register-Guard. October 9, 2016.
  25. ^ "Our view: Richardson for Secretary of State". East Oregonian. October 11, 2016.
  26. ^ "WW's Fall 2016 Endorsements: State of Oregon". Willamette Week. October 12, 2016.
  27. ^ "Endorsement: Richardson is best suited for secretary of state". The Daily Astorian. October 14, 2016.
  28. ^ "Editorial: Dennis Richardson for Secretary of State". The Bulletin. October 14, 2016.
  29. ^ "Our Endorsement: Richardson's skills, track record shine". Portland Tribune. October 20, 2016.
  30. ^ "Our View: Richardson for secretary of state". Mail Tribune. October 25, 2016.
  31. ^ "FOX 12-DHM Poll: Clinton leads Trump in Oregon; Measure 97 trends toward defeat". FOX 12 KPTV.com. November 1, 2016. Retrieved November 2, 2016.
  32. ^ 3% for Durbin, 1% for Zundel, 1% for Marsh.
  33. ^ dhm Research (October 13, 2016). "Oregon Public Broadcasting October State Survey" (PDF). Retrieved November 2, 2016.
  34. ^ 3% for Durbin, 2% for Zundel, 3% for Marsh.
  35. ^ icitizen (September 13, 2016). "Oregon Poll Results - September 2016". Archived from the original on September 15, 2016. Retrieved November 2, 2016.
  36. ^ 2% for Durbin, 2% for Zundel, 1% for Marsh.
  37. ^ Clout Research (July 27, 2016). "Or Governor Race in Dead Heat; Measure 97 Losing Ground". Archived from the original on July 30, 2016. Retrieved November 2, 2016.
  38. ^ "Official Results 2016 General Election November 8, 2016" (PDF). Oregon Secretary of State. Retrieved 27 November 2016.
  39. ^ Voter's Pamphlet: Oregon General Election, November 8, 2016, Oregon Secretary of State.

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