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The U.S. state of Oregon has had five United States congressional districts since 1982, when the Fifth District was added. Boundaries were redrawn in 2002, reflecting the results of the 2000 U.S. Census. Current projections by the Census Bureau show that Oregon will possibly gain a sixth district as a result of the 2010 Census.[1]

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First District

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District 1 is in the northwest corner of the state and includes some of the Portland metropolitan area. It includes Clatsop County, Columbia County, Washington County, Yamhill County, and part of Multnomah County.

The district has been represented by Democrat David Wu since 1999.

Second District

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District 2 is the largest of Oregon's districts — and the seventh largest district in the nation — covering roughly two-thirds of the state east of the Willamette Valley. It includes all of Baker, Crook, Deschutes, Gilliam, Grant, Harney, Hood River, Jackson, Jefferson, Klamath, Lake, Malheur, Morrow, Sherman, Umatilla, Union, Wallowa, Wasco, Wheeler counties and part of eastern Josephine County, including some of the Grants Pass area.

The district has been represented by Republican Greg Walden since 1999.

Third District

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District 3 covers most of Multnomah County, including Portland east of the Willamette River, and the northern part of Clackamas County.

The district has been represented by Democrat Earl Blumenauer since 1996.

Fourth District

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District 4 includes the southern half of the coastal counties, including Coos, Curry, Douglas, Lane, and Linn counties and most of Benton and Josephine counties.

The district has been represented by Democrat Peter A. DeFazio since 1987.

Fifth District

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District 5 stretches from the central coast through the state capital into southern suburbs of Portland and part of the summit of Mount Hood. It includes Lincoln County, Marion County, Polk County, Tillamook County, part of Benton County and the southern part of Clackamas County.

The district is represented by Democrat Kurt Schrader, following Darlene Hooley's retirement in 2009.

See also

References

  1. ^ Brace, Kimball (December 22, 2008). "New Population Estimates Show Slight Changes For 2008 Congressional Apportionment, But Point to Major Changes for 2010". Election Data Services, Inc.. http://www.edssurvey.com/images/File/NR_Appor08wTables.pdf. Retrieved 2008-12-27.  

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