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Encyclopedia > Oregon State Senate
The Oregon State Senate chamber in the State Capitol.

The Oregon State Senate is the upper house of the Oregon Legislative Assembly. There are 30 members of the State Senate, representing 30 districts across the state, each with a population of 114,000. The State Senate meets at the Oregon State Capitol in Salem. Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution‎ (2,816 × 2,112 pixels, file size: 3. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution‎ (2,816 × 2,112 pixels, file size: 3. ... Oregon State Capitol, July 1989 The Oregon State Capitol is the state capitol building of the U.S. state of Oregon. ... For the demesne in The Keys to the Kingdom series, see The House An upper house is one of two chambers of a bicameral legislature, the other chamber being the lower house. ... The Oregon Legislative Assembly is the legislature for the U.S. state of Oregon. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... Oregon State Capitol, July 1989 The Oregon State Capitol is the state capitol building of the U.S. state of Oregon. ... State Capitol building in Salem Salem is the capital of the state of Oregon in the United States of America, and county seat of Marion County. ...


Oregon State Senators serve four 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 Senators to two terms (eight years) on procedural grounds.[1] A term limit is a provision of a constitution, statute, or bylaw which limits the number of terms a person may serve in a particular elected office. ... The Oregon Supreme Court is the highest state court in the Oregon judicial department (branch of government). ... Ballot Measure 3 (Term Limits Initiative) appeared on Oregons November 1992 general election ballot as an initiative petition. ...


Like certain other upper houses of state and territorial legislatures and the federal U.S. Senate, the State Senate can confirm or reject gubernatorial appointments to state departments, commissions, boards, and other state governmental agencies. For the demesne in The Keys to the Kingdom series, see The House An upper house is one of two chambers of a bicameral legislature, the other chamber being the lower house. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Chief Justice Associate Justices Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures State Courts Counties, Cities, and Towns Other countries Politics Portal      In the United States of America, a state legislature is a generic term referring to the... The United States Senate is the upper house of the U.S. Congress, smaller than the United States House of Representatives. ... The Governor of Oregon is the top executive of the government of the U.S. state of Oregon. ...


The current Senate President is Peter Courtney of Salem.[2] The President of the Senate is the title often given to the presiding officer, or chairman, of a senate. ... For other persons named Peter Courtney, see Peter Courtney (disambiguation). ... State Capitol building in Salem Salem is the capital of the state of Oregon in the United States of America, and county seat of Marion County. ...


Oregon, along with Arizona, Maine, and Wyoming, is one of the four U.S. states to have abolished the Office of the Lieutenant Governor, a position which for most upper houses of state legislatures and indeed for the U.S. Congress (with the Vice President) is the head of the legislative body. Instead, a separate position of Senate President is in place, removed from the Oregonian executive branch. This article is about the U.S. state. ... Official language(s) English Spoken language(s) English 74. ... Official language(s) None (English and French de facto) Capital Augusta Largest city Portland Area  Ranked 39th  - Total 33,414 sq mi (86,542 km²)  - Width 210 miles (338 km)  - Length 320 miles (515 km)  - % water 13. ... Official language(s) English Capital Cheyenne Largest city Cheyenne Area  Ranked 10th  - Total 97,818 sq mi (253,348 km²)  - Width 280 miles (450 km)  - Length 360 miles (580 km)  - % water 0. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  US Government Portal      A U.S. state is any one of the fifty subnational entities of... A Lieutenant Governor is a government official who is the subordinate or deputy of a Governor or Governor-General. ... For the demesne in The Keys to the Kingdom series, see The House An upper house is one of two chambers of a bicameral legislature, the other chamber being the lower house. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Chief Justice Associate Justices Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures State Courts Counties, Cities, and Towns Other countries Politics Portal      In the United States of America, a state legislature is a generic term referring to the... The Congress of the United States is the legislative branch of the federal government of the United States of America. ... The Vice President of the United States (sometimes referred to as VPOTUS[1] or Veep) is the first in the presidential line of succession, becoming the new President of the United States upon the death, resignation, or removal of the president. ... The executive is the branch of a government charged with implementing, or executing, the law and running the day-to-day affairs of the government or state. ...

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Make-up of the State Senate

Party affiliation Members
  Democratic Party of Oregon 18
  Oregon Republican Party 11
  Independent 1
Total 30
Government majority 8

This page meets Wikipedias criteria for speedy deletion. ... The Oregon Republican Party is the state affiliate of the national Republican Party in Oregon. ...

Latest elections

The latest elections for the Oregon State Senate occurred on November 7, 2006. 15 of the Senate's 30 seats were open for election. The Democratic Party retained their majority, with no loss or gain of seats for any party. Oregons 2006 statewide election includes a May 16 Primary Election and a November General Election. ... is the 311th day of the year (312th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Senator Ben Westlund, whose seat was not up for election in 2006, announced his party change from Indepentent to the Democratic Party shortly after the election. His switch resulted in an 19-11 majority for the Democrats in the 2007 legislative session, with Senator Avel Gordly the only remaining Independent Senator. Gordly, a Democrat until 2006, continues to caucus with her former party. Ben Westlund Ben Westlund (born 1949) is an Oregon state senator representing District 27, which covers most of Deschutes County and includes the city of Bend, Oregon. ...

Party Votes Seats Loss/gain Share of vote (%)
  Democratic 370,977 11 0 57.4
  Republican 264,564 4 0 40.9
  Libertarian Party of Oregon 2,663 0 0 .41
  Independent 2,653 0 0 .41
  Constitution Party of Oregon 2,562 0 0 .39
Write In/Others 2,153 0 0 .33
Total 645,572 15 0 100.0%

The Democratic Party is one of two major political parties in the United States, the other being the Republican Party. ... The Republican Party, often called the GOP (for Grand Old Party, although one early citation described it as the Gallant Old Party) [1], is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ... The Libertarian Party of Oregon is a political party organized as a Minor Party pursuant to state election law[1], and recognized by the State of Oregon as a state-wide nominating party[2]. It was organized in 1971 as one of the first state affiliates of the newly established... The Constitution Party of Oregon is a political party organized as a Minor Party pursuant to state election law[1], and recognized by the State of Oregon as a state-wide nominating party[2]. Originally organized in the year 2000 as an affiliate of the national Constitution Party, but on...

Senators of the 2007 Legislative Session

Senate President: Peter Courtney (D-11 Salem)
President Pro Tem: Margaret Carter (D-22 Portland)
Majority Leader: Kate Brown (D-21 Portland)
Minority Leader: Ted Ferrioli (R-30 John Day)
For other persons named Peter Courtney, see Peter Courtney (disambiguation). ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ...

District Name Party
1-Roseburg Jeff Kruse Republican
2-Central Point Jason Atkinson Republican
3-Ashland Alan C. Bates Democrat
4-S. Lane/N. Douglas Floyd Prozanski Democrat
5-Coos Bay Joanne Verger Democrat
6-Springfield Bill Morrisette Democrat
7-Eugene Vicki Walker Democrat
8-Albany Frank Morse Republican
9-Molalla Roger Beyer Republican
10-Salem Jackie Winters Republican
11-Salem Peter Courtney Democrat
12-McMinnville Gary George Republican
13-Hillsboro Larry George Republican
14-Beaverton Ryan Deckert Democrat
15-Hillsboro Bruce Starr Republican
16-Scappoose Betsy Johnson Democrat
17-Beaverton Brad Avakian Democrat
18-Portland Ginny Burdick Democrat
19-Tualatin Richard Devlin Democrat
20-Canby Kurt Schrader Democrat
21-Portland Kate Brown Democrat
22-Portland Margaret Carter Democrat
23-Portland Avel Gordly Independent
24-Portland Rod Monroe Democrat
25-Gresham Laurie Monnes Anderson Democrat
26-Mt. Hood Rick Metsger Democrat
27-Tumalo Ben Westlund Democrat
28-Klamath Falls Doug Whitsett Republican
29-Pendleton David Nelson Republican
30-John Day Ted Ferrioli Republican

See also

References

  1. ^ Green, Ashbel S.; Lisa Grace Lednicer. "State high court strikes term limits", Oregonian, Portland, Oregon: Oregonian Publishing, 2006-01-17, pp. A1. 
  2. ^ http://bluebook.state.or.us/state/elections/elections33.htm

External links

  • Oregon State Senate
  • Map of State Senate Districts

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Oregon State Senate District 23 - dKosopedia (321 words)
Problems: there is no such district as Senate 45, and much of Senate 23 (which this page is supposed to be about) is in SE Portland, in addition to the portion in NE Portland.
State Senate District 45 in NE Portland Oregon is the most diverse district in the state, economically, racially and ethnically.
Senator Gordly is also working with Governor Kulongoski to reinstate the Racial and Ethnic Health Task Force by executive order.
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