Lori Chavez-DeRemer wins Oregon’s 5th Congressional District seat

BY: and - November 13, 2022

Lori Chavez-DeRemer has won Oregon’s 5th Congressional District, becoming the state’s second Republican in Congress and its first Latina. On Sunday, the Associated Press announced that the former mayor of Happy Valley had won the race against Democrat Jamie-McLeod-Skinner, an attorney and regional emergency manager from central Oregon. The call followed a Saturday night drop […]

Oregon Gov. Brown traveling to Vietnam for trade mission

BY: - November 11, 2022

Gov. Kate Brown is traveling to Vietnam for another trade mission, just weeks before she leaves office.  Brown left Friday and will return Nov. 18. During her time in Vietnam, she plans to promote Oregon products.  “From semiconductors to the apparel industry to wheat and produce, Vietnam is a critical trading partner for Oregon,” Brown […]

Democrat Tina Kotek is Oregon’s next governor

BY: - November 10, 2022

Democrat Tina Kotek, the former speaker of the Oregon House, has fended off Republican Christine Drazan and nonaffiliated candidate Betsy Johnson and will be Oregon’s next governor. The Associated Press called the race in Kotek’s favor Thursday evening, after several counties reported of tens of thousands of outstanding ballots. Kotek’s lead over Drazan has continued […]

Democrat Val Hoyle wins in Oregon’s 4th Congressional District

BY: - November 10, 2022

The 4th Congressional District in southwestern Oregon will remain in Democratic hands. The Associated Press on Thursday evening called the race for Val Hoyle, a Democrat and the state labor commissioner. An unknown number of ballots remain to be counted, as Oregon law requires the counting of postmarked ballots that arrive within a week of […]

Democrat Tina Kotek declares victory, pledges to work on homelessness as Oregon governor

BY: - November 10, 2022

UPDATE: The AP called the race for Kotek shortly after 6 p.m. An article about that development is here.  PORTLAND — A beaming Tina Kotek, hand-in-hand with her wife, skipped down a set of concrete steps lined with supporters at Portland’s waterfront Thursday morning to claim victory in the race for Oregon governor.  The Associated […]

Biden says midterm elections turned out to be ‘a good day’ for democracy

BY: - November 9, 2022

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden said Wednesday that even though midterm election results have yet to determine which party will control Congress, Democrats had a strong night defending their majority in both chambers. Control of both the U.S. Senate and House remained unclear Wednesday as more than 50 House seats have not been called and […]

Stephenson claims victory as Oregon’s labor commissioner

BY: - November 9, 2022

Employment attorney Christina Stephenson held a more than 20-point lead over her competitor in the race to lead the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries, leading her campaign to declare victory Tuesday night.  Though final results could be days away, by Wednesday morning, polls continued to show Stephenson, who had a huge fundraising advantage, leading […]

Several high-profile Oregon races remain too close to call Wednesday

BY: - November 9, 2022

This article was updated at 6:45 p.m. Wednesday following evening ballot drops. Several high-profile Oregon races remained too close to call on Wednesday, but it appeared clear Democrats will maintain their legislative majorities.  As of Wednesday evening, the Associated Press had not called the race for governor or the state’s three competitive congressional districts. The […]

Two statewide measures on slavery and legislative walkouts have passed in Oregon

BY: - November 9, 2022

UPDATED: Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2022 at 6:18 p.m. Oregon voters passed ballot measures to remove references to slavery from the state constitution and punish lawmakers for skipping work.  Supporters of a third proposal that would tighten Oregon’s gun laws have also declared victory, though the battle is tight and thousands of ballots remain to be […]

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Early results indicate that Republicans could pick up 2 seats in the Oregon state Senate

BY: - November 8, 2022

Preliminary voting results announced Tuesday night in Oregon showed that two Republican candidates vying for seats in the Oregon Senate were in the lead. Republican Sen. Kim Thatcher, running for the open seat of retiring Democrat Peter Courtney in the 11th Senate District in the Salem area, had 53% of the vote in returns tallied […]

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Democrats lead in two of three competitive Oregon congressional races

BY: - November 8, 2022

Democrats led in two competitive Oregon congressional elections after early results posted Tuesday night, while a Republican was ahead in the race to replace outgoing Democratic U.S. Rep. Kurt Schrader. Val Hoyle, a Democrat and the state labor commissioner, held a 10-point lead over Republican Alek Skarlatos in the 4th Congressional District shortly after 9 […]

Stephenson in the lead for labor commissioner in early results

BY: - November 8, 2022

Employment attorney Christina Stephenson was in the lead for labor commissioner in early results announced Tuesday evening. Stephenson had 60% of the vote according to results released by the Secretary of State’s office by 11:30 p.m. Her opponent, restaurant owner and former Bend Republican House Rep. Cheri Helt, had 39% of the vote. It could […]