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|
|Legislative body||Oregon Legislative Assembly|
|Jurisdiction||Oregon, United States|
|Meeting place||Oregon State Capitol|
|Oregon State Senate|
|Senate President||Peter Courtney|
|Majority Leader||Diane Rosenbaum|
|Minority Leader||Ted Ferrioli|
|Oregon House of Representatives|
|Party leaders||K. Cameron (R) / T. Kotek (D)|
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."
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.
Oregon Senate districts outside the Willamette Valley
Portland area Senate districts.
Willamette Valley Senate districts south of Portland area.
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.
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)
- "GOVERNING Announces 2012 Public Officials of the Year". Governing Magazine (Press release). October 19, 2012.
- Mapes, Jeff (October 23, 2012). "Governing Magazine adds praise for Hanna-Roblan partnership in Oregon House". The Oregonian.
- Resigned September 17, 2012
- "Senator Morse calls it quits". Albany Democrat-Herald. September 15, 2012. Retrieved October 11, 2012.
- "Former Ore. representative to fill Senate vacancy". Albany Democrat-Herald. October 10, 2012. Retrieved October 11, 2012.
- Resigned November 21, 2011 to successfully run for the United States House of Representatives for Oregon's 1st congressional district.
- 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.
- "Oregon Legislature election results". OregonLive.com. Archived from the original on November 5, 2010. Retrieved November 5, 2010.
- Mapes, Jeff (June 30, 2011). "Tina Kotek replaces Dave Hunt as Oregon House Democratic leader". The Oregonian. Retrieved September 14, 2011.
- Resigned September 1, 2010 to become Governor Kitzhaber's education advisor.
- Har, Janie (August 25, 2011). "Oregon House District 46: Multnomah County Democrats to vote on finalists Sept. 21". The Oregonian. Retrieved September 14, 2011.
- "Commissioners select Keny-Guyer for House District 46 post". September 27, 2011. Retrieved September 27, 2011.[permanent dead link]
- Chronology of regular legislative sessions from Oregon Blue Book
- Chronology of special legislative sessions from Blue Book
- Official overview of bill considered during the 2011 regular session
- Official overview of bill considered during the 2012 regular session
| 76th Oregon Legislative Assembly