76th Oregon Legislative Assembly

The 76th Oregon Legislative Assembly convened beginning on January 11, 2011, for the first of its two regular sessions. All 60 seats of the House of Representatives and 16 of the 30 state senate seats were up for election in 2010. The general election for those seats took place on November 2. The Democrats retained the majority in the senate, but lost six seats in the house, leading to an even split (30-30) between Democrats and Republicans. The governor of Oregon during the session was John Kitzhaber, a Democrat, who was elected to a third term in 2010 following an eight-year absence from public office.

76th Oregon Legislative Assembly
75th Legislative Assembly 77th Legislative Assembly
Legislative bodyOregon Legislative Assembly
JurisdictionOregon, United States
Meeting placeOregon State Capitol
Oregon State Senate
Members30 Senators
Senate PresidentPeter Courtney
Majority LeaderDiane Rosenbaum
Minority LeaderTed Ferrioli
Party controlDemocratic
Oregon House of Representatives
Members60 Representatives
Co-SpeakerBruce Hanna
Co-SpeakerArnie Roblan
Party leadersK. Cameron (R) / T. Kotek (D)
Party controlsplit

The even split in the House of Representatives was addressed with the selection of two co-speakers, Democrat Arnie Roblan and Republican Bruce Hanna. The two were selected by Governing Magazine among its eight "Public Officials of the Year," and praised for "setting in motion a tenure that has been marked by rare bipartisan cooperation and two of the most productive legislative sessions in Oregon's history."[1][2]

The 76th was the first session in which the legislature met twice in regular session, following the 2010 passage of Ballot Measure 71, which instituted a second regular session for each two-year legislative term.

Senate membersEdit

Senate during the 76th assembly

The Oregon State Senate is composed of 16 Democrats and 14 Republicans. In the last election, the Democratic Party lost two seats: in District 20, Martha Schrader lost a close election to Alan Olsen and in District 26, Rick Metsger did not seek re-election and was replaced by Chuck Thomsen.

Senate President: Peter Courtney (D–11 Salem)
President Pro Tem: Ginny Burdick (D–18 Portland)
Majority Leader: Diane Rosenbaum (D–21 Portland)
Minority Leader: Ted Ferrioli (R–30 John Day)

District Home Senator Party
1 Roseburg Jeff Kruse Republican
2 Central Point Jason Atkinson Republican
3 Ashland Alan C. Bates Democratic
4 S. Lane/N. Douglas cos. Floyd Prozanski Democratic
5 Coos Bay Joanne Verger Democratic
6 Springfield Lee Beyer Democratic
7 Eugene Chris Edwards Democratic
8 Albany Frank Morse[3][4] Republican
Betsy Close[5] Republican
9 Molalla Fred Girod Republican
10 Salem Jackie Winters Republican
11 Peter Courtney Democratic
12 McMinnville Brian Boquist Republican
13 Hillsboro Larry George Republican
14 Beaverton Mark Hass Democratic
15 Hillsboro Bruce Starr Republican
16 Scappoose Betsy Johnson Democratic
17 Multnomah County Suzanne Bonamici[6][7] Democratic
Elizabeth Steiner Hayward[7] Democratic
18 Portland Ginny Burdick Democratic
19 Tualatin Richard Devlin Democratic
20 Canby Alan Olsen Republican
21 Portland Diane Rosenbaum Democratic
22 Chip Shields Democratic
23 Jackie Dingfelder Democratic
24 Rod Monroe Democratic
25 Gresham Laurie Monnes Anderson Democratic
26 Hood River Chuck Thomsen Republican
27 Tumalo Chris Telfer Republican
28 Klamath Falls Doug Whitsett Republican
29 Pendleton David Nelson Republican
30 John Day Ted Ferrioli Republican

House membersEdit

House of Representatives during the 76th assembly

The Oregon House of Representatives is split evenly between 30 Democrats and 30 Republicans and the parties share control of the chamber. Republicans gained six seats over the previous session.[8]

Co-Speaker: Bruce Hanna (R–7 Roseburg)
Co-Speaker: Arnie Roblan (D–9 Coos Bay)
Co-Speaker Pro Tempore: Tina Kotek (D–44 Portland)
Co-Speaker Pro Tempore: Andy Olson (R–15 Albany)
Republican Leader Representative: Kevin Cameron (Oregon politician) (R–19 Salem)
Democratic Leader Representative: Dave Hunt (D–40 Gladstone) (Jan. 11, 2011 – June 30, 2011), Tina Kotek (D–44 Portland) (June 30, 2011–present)[9]

District Home Representative Party
1 Gold Beach Wayne Krieger Republican
2 Roseburg Tim Freeman Republican
3 Grants Pass Wally Hicks Republican
4 Central Point Dennis Richardson Republican
5 Ashland Peter Buckley Democratic
6 Medford Sal Esquivel Republican
7 Roseburg Bruce Hanna Republican
8 Eugene Paul Holvey Democratic
9 Coos Bay Arnie Roblan Democratic
10 Newport Jean Cowan Democratic
11 Central Linn/Lane Cos. Phil Barnhart Democratic
12 Springfield E. Terry Beyer Democratic
13 Eugene Nancy Nathanson Democratic
14 Val Hoyle Democratic
15 Albany Andy Olson Republican
16 Corvallis Sara Gelser Democratic
17 Scio Sherrie Sprenger Republican
18 Silverton Vic Gilliam Republican
19 Salem Kevin Cameron Republican
20 Vicki Berger Republican
21 Brian L. Clem Democratic
22 Woodburn Betty Komp Democratic
23 Dallas Jim Thompson Republican
24 McMinnville Jim Weidner Republican
25 Keizer Kim Thatcher Republican
26 Wilsonville Matt Wingard Republican
27 Washington Co. Tobias Read Democratic
28 Aloha Jeff Barker Democratic
29 Hillsboro Katie Eyre Brewer Republican
30 Shawn Lindsay Republican
31 Clatskanie Brad Witt Democratic
32 Cannon Beach Deborah Boone Democratic
33 Portland Mitch Greenlick Democratic
34 Washington Co. Chris Harker Democratic
35 Tigard Margaret Doherty Democratic
36 Portland Mary Nolan Democratic
37 West Linn Julie Parrish Republican
38 Lake Oswego Chris Garrett Democratic
39 Oregon City Bill Kennemer Republican
40 Gladstone Dave Hunt Democratic
41 Milwaukie Carolyn Tomei Democratic
42 Portland Jules Bailey Democratic
43 Lew Frederick Democratic
44 Tina Kotek Democratic
45 Michael Dembrow Democratic
46 Ben Cannon[10][11] Democratic
Alissa Keny-Guyer[12] Democratic
47 Jefferson Smith Democratic
48 Happy Valley Mike Schaufler Democratic
49 Troutdale Matt Wand Republican
50 Gresham Greg Matthews Democratic
51 Clackamas Patrick Sheehan Republican
52 Hood River Mark Johnson Republican
53 Sunriver Gene Whisnant Republican
54 Bend Jason Conger Republican
55 Mike McLane Republican
56 Klamath Falls Bill Garrard Republican
57 Heppner Greg Smith Republican
58 Pendleton Bob Jenson Republican
59 The Dalles John Huffman Republican
60 Ontario Cliff Bentz Republican


  1. ^ "GOVERNING Announces 2012 Public Officials of the Year". Governing Magazine (Press release). October 19, 2012.
  2. ^ Mapes, Jeff (October 23, 2012). "Governing Magazine adds praise for Hanna-Roblan partnership in Oregon House". The Oregonian.
  3. ^ Resigned September 17, 2012
  4. ^ "Senator Morse calls it quits". Albany Democrat-Herald. September 15, 2012. Retrieved October 11, 2012.
  5. ^ "Former Ore. representative to fill Senate vacancy". Albany Democrat-Herald. October 10, 2012. Retrieved October 11, 2012.
  6. ^ Resigned November 21, 2011 to successfully run for the United States House of Representatives for Oregon's 1st congressional district.
  7. ^ a b Mapes, Jeff (December 21, 2011). "A Washington County commissioner at sea casts decisive vote to fill Oregon Senate seat". The Oregonian. Retrieved December 22, 2011.
  8. ^ "Oregon Legislature election results". OregonLive.com. Archived from the original on November 5, 2010. Retrieved November 5, 2010.
  9. ^ Mapes, Jeff (June 30, 2011). "Tina Kotek replaces Dave Hunt as Oregon House Democratic leader". The Oregonian. Retrieved September 14, 2011.
  10. ^ Resigned September 1, 2010 to become Governor Kitzhaber's education advisor.
  11. ^ Har, Janie (August 25, 2011). "Oregon House District 46: Multnomah County Democrats to vote on finalists Sept. 21". The Oregonian. Retrieved September 14, 2011.
  12. ^ "Commissioners select Keny-Guyer for House District 46 post". September 27, 2011. Retrieved September 27, 2011.[permanent dead link]

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Preceded by
75th legislature
76th Oregon Legislative Assembly
Succeeded by
77th legislature