Oregon's 3rd congressional district

Oregon's 3rd congressional district covers most of Multnomah County, including Gresham, Troutdale, and most of Portland east of the Willamette River (parts of Northwest and Southwest Portland lie in the 1st and 5th districts). It also includes the northeastern part of Clackamas County. Generally, most of Portland east of the Willamette River is in the 3rd District.

Oregon's 3rd congressional district
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Oregon's 3rd congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Representative
  Earl Blumenauer
DPortland
Area1,021 sq mi (2,640 km2)
Distribution
  • 93.12% urban
  • 6.88% rural
Population (2019)853,116
Median household
income
$73,091[1]
Ethnicity
Occupation
Cook PVID+24[2]

The district has been represented by Democrat Earl Blumenauer since a 1996 special election. It is the second-most Democratic district in the Pacific Northwest, with a Cook Partisan Voting Index of D+24; only Washington's 7th congressional district is more Democratic.

List of members representing the districtEdit

The district was created in 1913, sending its first representative to the 63rd Congress.

Member
District home
Party Years Cong
ess
Electoral history
District created March 4, 1913
 
Walter Lafferty
(Portland)
Republican March 4, 1913 –
March 3, 1915
63rd Redistricted from the 2nd district and re-elected in 1912.
Lost renomination.
 
Clifton N. McArthur
(Portland)
Republican March 4, 1915 –
March 3, 1923
64th
65th
66th
67th
Elected in 1914.
Re-elected in 1916.
Re-elected in 1918.
Re-elected in 1920.
Lost re-election.
 
Elton Watkins
(Portland)
Democratic March 4, 1923 –
March 3, 1925
68th Elected in 1922.
Lost re-election.
 
Maurice E. Crumpacker
(Portland)
Republican March 4, 1925 –
July 24, 1927
69th
70th
Elected in 1924.
Re-elected in 1926.
Died.
Vacant July 24, 1927 –
October 18, 1927
70th
 
Franklin F. Korell
(Portland)
Republican October 18, 1927 –
March 3, 1931
70th
71st
Elected to finish Crumpacker's term.
Re-elected in 1928.
Lost re-election.
 
Charles H. Martin
(Portland)
Democratic March 4, 1931 –
January 3, 1935
72nd
73rd
Elected in 1930.
Re-elected in 1932.
Retired to run for governor.
 
William A. Ekwall
(Portland)
Republican January 3, 1935 –
January 3, 1937
74th Elected in 1934.
Lost re-election.
 
Nan Wood Honeyman
(Portland)
Democratic January 3, 1937 –
January 3, 1939
75th Elected in 1936.
Lost re-election.
 
Homer D. Angell
(Portland)
Republican January 3, 1939 –
January 3, 1955
76th
77th
78th
79th
80th
81st
82nd
83rd
Elected in 1938.
Re-elected in 1940.
Re-elected in 1942.
Re-elected in 1944.
Re-elected in 1946.
Re-elected in 1948.
Re-elected in 1950.
Re-elected in 1952.
Lost renomination.
 
Edith Green
(Portland)
Democratic January 3, 1955 –
December 31, 1974
84th
85th
86th
87th
88th
89th
90th
91st
92nd
93rd
Elected in 1954.
Re-elected in 1956.
Re-elected in 1958.
Re-elected in 1960.
Re-elected in 1962.
Re-elected in 1964.
Re-elected in 1966.
Re-elected in 1968.
Re-elected in 1970.
Re-elected in 1972.
Retired and resigned early.
Vacant December 31, 1974 –
January 3, 1975
94th
 
Robert B. Duncan
(Gresham)
Democratic January 3, 1975 –
January 3, 1981
94th
95th
96th
Elected in 1974.
Re-elected in 1976.
Re-elected in 1978.
Lost renomination.
 
Ron Wyden
(Portland)
Democratic January 3, 1981 –
February 5, 1996
97th
98th
99th
100th
101st
102nd
103rd
104th
Elected in 1980.
Re-elected in 1982.
Re-elected in 1984.
Re-elected in 1986.
Re-elected in 1988.
Re-elected in 1990.
Re-elected in 1992.
Re-elected in 1994.
Resigned when elected U.S. senator.
Vacant February 5, 1996 –
May 21, 1996
104th
 
Earl Blumenauer
(Portland)
Democratic May 21, 1996 –
present
104th
105th
106th
107th
108th
109th
110th
111th
112th
113th
114th
115th
116th
117th
Elected to finish Wyden's term.
Re-elected in 1996.
Re-elected in 1998.
Re-elected in 2000.
Re-elected in 2002.
Re-elected in 2004.
Re-elected in 2006.
Re-elected in 2008.
Re-elected in 2010.
Re-elected in 2012.
Re-elected in 2014.
Re-elected in 2016.
Re-elected in 2018.
Re-elected in 2020.

Recent presidential electionsEdit

Election results from presidential races
Year Office Results
2012 President Obama 72 - 25%
2016 President Clinton 71 - 23%
2020 President Biden 74 - 23%

Recent election resultsEdit

Sources (official results only):

1994Edit

1994 United States House election: Oregon District 3
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Ron Wyden (incumbent) 161,624 72.54
Republican Everett Hall 43,211 19.39
Independent Mark Brunelle 13,550 6.08
Libertarian Gene Nanni 4,164 1.87
Misc. 273 0.12

1996 special electionEdit

A special election was held on May 21, 1996 to fill the vacancy created when incumbent Ron Wyden resigned effective February 5, 1996 after winning a special election to the United States Senate. The winner of the election, Earl Blumenauer, served the remainder of Wyden's two-year term.

1996 United States House special election: Oregon District 3
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Earl Blumenauer 73,656 68.38
Republican Mark Brunelle 26,735 24.82
Pacific Green Joe Keating 4,336 4.03
Socialist Victoria P. Guillebeau 2,452 2.28
Misc. 529 0.49

1996Edit

1996 United States House election: Oregon District 3
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Earl Blumenauer (incumbent) 165,922 66.93
Republican Scott Bruun 65,259 26.32
Pacific Green Joe Keating 9,274 3.74
Libertarian Bruce Alexander Knight 4,474 1.80
Socialist Victoria P. Guillebeau 2,449 0.99
Misc. 531 0.21

1998Edit

1998 United States House election: Oregon District 3
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Earl Blumenauer (incumbent) 153,889 83.64
Libertarian Bruce Alexander Knight 16,930 9.23
Socialist Walter F. Brown 10,199 5.56
Misc. 2,333 1.27

2000Edit

2000 United States House election: Oregon District 3
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Earl Blumenauer (incumbent) 181,049 66.77
Republican Jeffery L. Pollack 64,128 23.65
Pacific Green Tre Arrow 15,763 5.81
Libertarian Bruce Alexander Knight 4,942 1.821
Socialist Walter F. Brown 4,703 1.73
Misc. 576 0.21

2002Edit

2002 United States House election: Oregon District 3
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Earl Blumenauer (incumbent) 156,851 66.77
Republican Sarah Seale 62,821 26.74
Socialist Walter F. Brown 6,538 2.78
Libertarian Kevin Jones 4,704 2.00
Constitution David Brownlow 3,495 1.49
Misc. 518 0.22

2004Edit

2004 United States House election: Oregon District 3
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Earl Blumenauer (incumbent) 245,559 70.86
Republican Tami Mars 82,045 23.67
Socialist Walter F. Brown 10,678 3.08
Constitution Dale Winegarden 7,119 2.05
Misc. 1,159 0.33

2006Edit

2006 United States House election: Oregon District 3
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Earl Blumenauer (incumbent) 186,380 73.49
Republican Bruce Broussard 59,529 23.47
Constitution David Brownlow 7,003 2.76
Misc. 698 0.28

2008Edit

2008 United States House election: Oregon District 3
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Earl Blumenauer (incumbent) 254,235 74.54
Republican Delia Lopez 71,063 20.84
Pacific Green Michael Meo 15,063 4.42
Misc. 701 0.21

2010Edit

2010 United States House election: Oregon District 3
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Earl Blumenauer (incumbent) 193,104 70.02
Republican Delia Lopez 67,714 24.55
Libertarian Jeff Lawrence 8,380 3.04
Pacific Green Michael Meo 6,197 2.25
Misc. 407 0.15

2012Edit

2012 United States House election: Oregon District 3
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Earl Blumenauer (incumbent) 264,979 74.48
Republican Ronald Green 70,235 19.74
Libertarian Michael Cline 6,640 1.87
Pacific Green Woodrow Broadnax 13,159 3.70
Misc. 772 0.22

2014Edit

2014 United States House election: Oregon District 3
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Earl Blumenauer (incumbent) 211,748 73.33
Republican James Buchal 57,424 19.89
Libertarian Jeffrey J. Langan 6,381 2.21
Pacific Green Michael Meo 12,106 4.19
Misc. 1,089 0.38

2016Edit

2016 United States House election: Oregon District 3
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Earl Blumenauer (incumbent) 274,687 71.84
Progressive David Delk 27,978 7.32
Independent David W. Walker 78,154 20.44
Misc. 1,536 0.40

2018Edit

2018 United States House election: Oregon District 3
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Earl Blumenauer (incumbent) 279,019 72.6
Republican Tom Harrison 76,187 19.8
Independent Marc Koller 21,352 5.6
Libertarian Gary Dye 5,767 1.5
Constitution Michael P. Marsh 1,487 0.4
Misc. 514 0.1

2020Edit

2020 United States House election: Oregon District 3
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Earl Blumenauer (incumbent) 343,574 73.0
Republican Joanna Harbour 110,570 23.5
Pacific Green Alex DiBlasi 8,872 1.9
Libertarian Josh Solomon 6,869 1.5
Misc. 621 0.1

Historical district boundariesEdit

 
2003 - 2013

Before the 2002 redistricting, the whole of Multnomah County was included in the district; it lost southwest Portland to the 1st and 5th districts, but it gained most of its current portion of Clackamas County.[3][4]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

Specific
  1. ^ Center for New Media & Promotion (CNMP), US Census Bureau. "My Congressional District". www.census.gov.
  2. ^ "Partisan Voting Index – Districts of the 115th Congress" (PDF). The Cook Political Report. April 7, 2017. Retrieved April 7, 2017.
  3. ^ Mapes, Jeff (June 29, 2011). "Oregon legislators reach agreement on congressional redistricting". The Oregonian. Retrieved July 27, 2011.
  4. ^ "Oregon's Congressional Districts (Senate Bill 990)" (PDF). Oregon Legislative Assembly. Retrieved July 27, 2011.
General

Coordinates: 45°30′N 122°30′W / 45.500°N 122.500°W / 45.500; -122.500