Oregon House of Representatives
The Oregon House of Representatives is the lower house of the Oregon Legislative Assembly. There are 60 members of the House, representing 60 districts across the state, each with a population of 65,000. The House meets at the Oregon State Capitol in Salem.
Oregon House of Representatives
|Oregon Legislative Assembly|
New session started
|January 22, 2019|
Speaker pro Tempore
Length of term
|Authority||Article IV, Oregon Constitution|
|Salary||$21,612/year + per diem|
|November 6, 2018|
|November 3, 2020|
|House of Representatives Chamber|
Oregon State Capitol
|Oregon House of Representatives|
Members of the House serve two-year terms without term limits. In 2002, the Oregon Supreme Court struck down Oregon Ballot Measure 3 (1992), that had restricted State Representatives to three terms (six years) on procedural grounds.
The Republican Party held the majority in the House for many years until the Democratic Party gained a majority following the 2006 elections. After losing several seats in the 2010 elections, resulting in a split control between both parties for one legislative term, Democrats regained their majority in the 2012 elections, and attained a supermajority (at least 60% of seats) in the 2018 elections. Meanwhile, the Oregon State Senate has been under continuous Democratic control since 2005 (with a Democratic supermajority beginning in 2019).
(Shading indicates majority caucus)
|Latest voting share||63.3%||36.7%|
|Speaker of the House||Tina Kotek||44||Democratic||Portland (Kenton)|
|Speaker pro Tempore||Paul Holvey||8||Democratic||Eugene|
|Majority Leader||Barbara Smith Warner||45||Democratic||Portland (Rose City Park)|
|Majority Whip||Rob Nosse||42||Democratic||Portland (Brooklyn)|
|Deputy Majority Whip||Julie Fahey||14th||Democratic||West Eugene|
|Minority Leader||Christine Drazan||39||Republican||Canby|
|Deputy Minority Leader||Daniel Bonham||59||Republican||The Dalles|
|Minority Whip||Kim Wallan||6||Republican||Medford|
Past composition of the House of RepresentativesEdit
- Representative was originally appointed.
- Boles was appointed on June 25, 2019 to replace Jackie Winters as the Senator for District 10 in the Oregon State Senate. Winters died on May 29, 2019, leaving the seat vacant.
- Moore-Green was appointed on July 23, 2019 to replace Boles.
- Williamson resigned from office effective December 30, 2019 to run for Oregon Secretary of State.
- Lawrence-Spence was appointed on January 16, 2020 to replace Williamson.
- McLane resigned from office effective July 1, 2019 to accept an appointment from Governor Kate Brown to the Oregon circuit court bench as a judge representing the 22nd judicial district.
- Breese-Iverson was appointed on August 8, 2019 to replace McLane.
- Findley resigned from office effective January 6, 2020 to accept an appointment to the Oregon Senate representing District 30.
- Owens was appointed on January 21, 2020 to replace Findley.
- "Oregon House Dems Elect Barbara Smith Warner as New Majority Leader". Willamette Week. July 7, 2019. Retrieved December 6, 2019.
- "House Republican ousted from leadership role says he won't seek re-election". OregonLive.com. September 17, 2019. Retrieved October 16, 2019.
- Green, Ashbel S.; Lisa Grace Lednicer (January 17, 2006). "State high court strikes term limits". Oregonian. Portland, Oregon: Oregonian Publishing. pp. A1.
- "Speakers of the House of Representatives of Oregon". Oregon Blue Book. Oregon Secretary of State. Retrieved February 16, 2011.
- Lehman, Chris (June 25, 2019). "State Rep. Denyc Boles selected to replace the late Sen. Jackie Winters". The Oregonian. Retrieved June 25, 2019.
- "Marion County Commissioners choose Raquel Moore-Green to fill House seat". The Oregonian. July 23, 2019. Retrieved July 23, 2019.
- Monahan, Rachel (December 13, 2019). "Rep. Jennifer Williamson Will Resign Her Seat This Month to Campaign for Secretary of State". Willamette Week. Retrieved January 13, 2020.
- Borrud, Hillary (January 16, 2020). "Multnomah County commissioners pick Democrat Akasha Lawrence-Spence for Oregon House seat". The Oregonian. Retrieved January 17, 2020.
- "Mike McLane, of Powell Butte, new Circuit Court judge". Madras Pioneer. June 5, 2019. Retrieved August 19, 2019.
- Warner, Gary A. (August 8, 2019). "Vikki Breese-Iverson selected as new state representative". The Bulletin. Retrieved August 19, 2019.
- "Commissioners appoint Lynn Findley to replace Bentz in Oregon Senate". Baker City Herald. January 6, 2020. Retrieved February 8, 2020.
- "Mark Owens appointed to Oregon House". Blue Mountain Eagle. January 21, 2020. Retrieved February 8, 2020.