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75th Oregon Legislative Assembly
Oregon Legislature 2009 opening.JPG
Opening ceremonies of the session
Legislative body Oregon Legislative Assembly
Country United States
State Oregon
Meeting place Oregon State Capitol
Term 2009–2010
Previous session 74th Legislative Assembly
Successive session current

Members 30 Senators
Senate President Peter Courtney
Majority Leader Richard Devlin
Minority Leader Ted Ferrioli
Party control Democratic Party

Members 60 Representatives
Speaker of the House Dave Hunt
Majority Leader Mary Nolan
Minority Leader Bruce Hanna
Party control Democratic Party

The seventy-fifth Oregon Legislative Assembly convened beginning on January 12, 2009, for its biennial regular session. All of the 60 seats in the House of Representatives and half of the 30 seats in the State Senate were up for election in 2008; the general election for those seats took place on November 4.

Democrats took control of the Senate in the 2004 elections, and of the House in the 2006 elections. The Senate had been controlled by Republicans since 1997 and the House since 1990. Many Republican legislators resigned or declined to run for reelection in 2008. Democrats lost one seat in the Senate, and gained five in the House.

The Republican House caucus released an agenda for the 2009 session; priorities included improving economic growth, bringing accountability to state government, improving the state's education system, extending health care and extending in-home care for seniors, enhancing public safety, and managing natural resources.[1] House Majority Leader Dave Hunt (D–Gladstone) responded to the agenda in July 2008, characterizing it as a departure from the failed policies of the George W. Bush administration, and stating that the problems Republicans seek to solve resulted from 14 years of Republican leadership.[2] The House Democrats also released an agenda for 2009.[3]

The legislature, in its 2009 regular session, worked to close a budget shortfall brought on by the economic recession. Work on the budget will continue in 2010. One critical factor in the legislature's work is the fact that Democrats hold three fifths of the seats in each chamber, theoretically providing the three-fifths supermajority support required by the Oregon Constitution for bills to increase revenue.[4]

In the effort to balance the budget, bills were passed to raise income taxes on corporations and wealthy individuals and households. This is expected to raise $733 million in revenue over the next two years, which is meant to lessen the need to make spending cuts to state services and programs.[5 ] Opponents are leading an effort to force a statewide referendum on these increases.[5 ]

Contents

Sessions

The Oregon Constitution requires the Legislative Assembly to hold regular sessions once every two years,[6] but the body can hold special sessions called by either the governor or the body itself. Only four other states' legislatures hold regular sessions every other year: Montana, Nevada, North Dakota, and Texas. Until November 2008, Arkansas was the sixth state.[7 ] In recent years, the Legislative Assembly has considered switching from biennial to annual regular sessions, as recommended by the Public Commission on the Oregon Legislature. To test the idea, the 74th legislature called itself into a special session in 2008, calling it a "supplemental" session to the regular one in 2007.

Likewise, the current legislative body will hold a supplemental session in 2010, expected to start February 1 and to last four weeks.[7 ] Among other tasks, the legislature plans to refer a ballot measure to voters to amend the state constitution to permanently change to annual sessions.[7 ] A ballot measure is required because all constitutional amendments must be approved by voters.[8] The legislature also plans to refer a constitutional amendment to voters to redirect tax rebate funds into a state reserve, or "rainy day," fund.[7 ]

Notable legislation

2009 regular session

In the effort to balance the budget, House Bills 2639 and 3405 were passed, raising taxes on corporations, and on wealthy individuals and households, respectively. HB 3405 replaced the corporate minimum tax of $10, paid by two thirds of corporations in Oregon, with a sliding scale: At the bottom of the scale, corporations with sales under $500,000 in Oregon will pay $150; at the top, corporations with sales over $100 million will pay $100,000. Corporate income greater than $250,000 will be taxed 7.9 percent for two years, then 7.6 percent afterwards. Corporate income below this threshold will be taxed 6.6 percent. Under HB 2639, taxable income greater than $125,000 for individuals and $250,000 for joint filers will pay a rate of 10.8 percent for the next three years, up from 9 percent; after that, the rate drops to 9.9 percent. Also, income higher than $250,000 for individuals and $500,000 for households will be taxed at 11 percent. These two bills are expected to raise $733 million in revenue over the next two years.[5 ][9]

The bills cleared the Joint Ways and Means Committee on June 5,[10] and the House passed them June 9.[11] Representative Mike Schaufler (D–Happy Valley) broke with Democrats and voted against both bills, but Rep. Greg Smith (R–Heppner) supported HB 2649, and Rep. Bob Jenson (R–Pendleton) voted for both bills. On June 10, despite expectations that the bills would pass the Senate as easily as they did the House, they "crashed in dramatic fashion"[12] when Senator Mark Hass (D–Beaverton), believing the proposed tax increases should be temporary, joined Republicans and voted against HB 3405. Because no Republicans supported the bill, all 18 Democrats were needed to pass the bill, but Hass's rejection left only 17 votes of approval. The Senate tabled both bills and started negotiations. On June 11, after Hass promised his support of both bills if some revenue from the corporate tax increases were added to the rainy day fund, the Senate voted again and passed both bills.[9] Governor Ted Kulongoski signed them July 20, over a month later.

Opponents of these tax increases say they will worsen Oregon's economy, and an effort to force a statewide referendum on these increases is underway.[5 ] If the referendum qualifies for the ballot, the vote will be January 26, 2010, less than a week before the legislature plans to hold a special session to continue to work on the budget.[7 ]

Electoral fusion was made possible in Oregon with Senate Bill 326, allowing candidates to list a maximum of three party endorsements on their ballot line.[13] This used to be legal in Oregon until 1958. Some have called this plan "fusion light"[14 ] to contrast it with electoral fusion as practiced in states like New York, where each candidate gets a ballot line for each party that endorses them. SB 326 also repealed a 2005 law preventing voters who already participated in a party's nominating process from signing an independent candidate's nomination petition for a partisan office.[14 ] The 2005 law was a response to Ralph Nader's 2004 US presidential candidacy as an independent, raising concerns among Democrats that similar candidates would hurt their chances of being elected.[13] The law drew criticism when Ben Westlund, then an independent member of the state Senate, ran for governor in 2006. He had to wait until after the primary election to start his campaign and verify that the voters who signed his petition hadn't voted in any party's primary.[13]

Senate members

The Oregon State Senate is composed of 18 Democrats and 12 Republicans. In the last elections, the Democratic Party lost one seat: District 27, in the Bend area. Democrat Ben Westlund, a former Republican, left that seat to seek the statewide Oregon State Treasurer office in the same elections. Despite the loss, the Democrats maintained a three-fifths supermajority in the chamber.

Senate President: Peter Courtney (D–11 Salem)
President Pro Tem: Rick Metsger (D–26 Mt. Hood)
Majority Leader: Richard Devlin (D–19 Tualatin)
Minority Leader: Ted Ferrioli (R–30 John Day)

Oregon Senate districts outside the Willamette Valley.
Portland area Senate districts.
Willamette Valley Senate districts south of Portland area.
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 Bill Morrisette Democratic
7 Eugene Vicki Walker Democratic
8 Albany Frank Morse 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 Beaverton Suzanne Bonamici Democratic
18 Portland Ginny Burdick Democratic
19 Tualatin Richard Devlin Democratic
20 Canby Martha Schrader[15][16] Democratic
21 Portland Diane Rosenbaum Democratic
22 Margaret Carter Democratic
23 Jackie Dingfelder Democratic
24 Rod Monroe Democratic
25 Gresham Laurie Monnes Anderson Democratic
26 Mt. Hood Rick Metsger Democratic
27 Tumalo Chris Telfer Republican
28 Klamath Falls Doug Whitsett Republican
29 Pendleton David Nelson Republican
30 John Day Ted Ferrioli Republican

Senate committees

Committee assignments were announced December 9, 2008.[17]

Business & Transportation

  • Rick Metsger, Chair
  • Bruce Starr, Vice Chair
  • Joanne Verger
  • Larry George
  • Peter Courtney[18]

Commerce & Workforce Development

  • Diane Rosenbaum, Chair
  • Chris Telfer, Vice Chair
  • Floyd Prozanski
  • Laurie Monnes Anderson
  • Larry George

Consumer Protection & Public Affairs

  • Suzanne Bonamici, Chair
  • Larry George, Vice Chair
  • Diane Rosenbaum
  • Ginny Burdick
  • Fred Girod

Education & General Government

  • Mark Hass, Chair
  • Frank Morse, Vice Chair
  • Rick Metsger
  • Suzanne Bonamici
  • Jeff Kruse

Environment & Natural Resources

  • Jackie Dingfelder, Chair
  • Jason Atkinson, Vice Chair
  • Floyd Prozanski
  • Mark Hass
  • Brian Boquist

Finance & Revenue

  • Ginny Burdick, Chair
  • Frank Morse, Vice Chair
  • Diane Rosenbaum
  • Mark Hass
  • Chris Telfer

Human Services & Rural Health Policy

  • Bill Morrisette, Chair
  • Jeff Kruse, Vice Chair
  • Laurie Monnes Anderson
  • Joanne Verger
  • Chris Telfer

Health Care & Veterans' Affairs

  • Laurie Monnes Anderson, Chair
  • Jeff Kruse, Vice Chair
  • Alan Bates
  • Bill Morrisette
  • Frank Morse

Judiciary

  • Floyd Prozanski, Chair
  • Brian Boquist, Vice Chair
  • Suzanne Bonamici
  • Jackie Dingfelder
  • Doug Whitsett

Rules

  • Richard Devlin, Chair
  • Ted Ferrioli, Vice Chair
  • Ginny Burdick
  • Rick Metsger
  • Jason Atkinson

Joint Ways & Means committee

Senators

  • Margaret Carter, Co-Chair
  • Betsy Johnson, Vice Chair
  • Alan Bates
  • Vicki Walker
  • Joanne Verger
  • Rod Monroe
  • Jackie Winters
  • David Nelson
  • Doug Whitsett
  • Fred Girod

Representatives

  • Peter Buckley, Co-Chair
  • Nancy Nathanson, Vice Chair
  • David Edwards
  • Larry Galizio
  • Bill Garrard
  • George Gilman
  • Bob Jenson
  • Betty Komp
  • Tina Kotek
  • Dennis Richardson
  • Chip Shields
  • Greg Smith

Human Services Subcommittee

Senators:
  • Alan Bates, Co-Chair
  • Margaret Carter
  • Jackie Winters
Representatives:
  • Tina Kotek, Co-Chair
  • Mitch Greenlick
  • Bill Kennemer
  • Carolyn Tomei
  • Dennis Richardson

Education Subcommittee

Senators:
  • Rod Monroe, Co-Chair
  • Richard Devlin
  • Fred Girod
Representatives:
  • Betty Komp, Co-Chair
  • David Edwards
  • Larry Galizio
  • Greg Smith
  • Judy Stiegler
  • Gene Whisnant

General Government Subcommittee

Senators:
  • Jackie Winters, Co-Chair
  • Betsy Johnson
  • Peter Courtney[18]
Representatives:
  • Nancy Nathanson, Co-Chair
  • Bill Garrard
  • Chris Harker
  • Dennis Richardson
  • Jefferson Smith

Capital Construction & Information
Technology Subcommittee

Senators:
  • Peter Courtney, Co-Chair
  • Margaret Carter
  • David Nelson
Representatives:
  • Larry Galizio, Co-Chair
  • Bill Garrard
  • Dave Hunt
  • Bob Jenson
  • Nancy Nathanson
  • Chuck Riley

Natural Resources Subcommittee

Senators:
  • Vicki Walker, Co-Chair
  • Jackie Dingfelder
  • David Nelson
Representatives:
  • Bob Jenson, Co-Chair
  • Peter Buckley
  • Ben Cannon
  • Brian Clem
  • Chris Edwards
  • Jim Thompson

Public Safety Subcommittee

Senators:
  • Joanne Verger, Co-Chair
  • Vicki Walker
  • Doug Whitsett
Representatives:
  • Chip Shields, Co-Chair
  • Jeff Barker
  • Tim Freeman
  • Nick Kahl
  • Nancy Nathanson
  • Greg Smith

Transportation & Economic
Development Subcommittee

Senators:
  • Betsy Johnson, Co-Chair
  • Rod Monroe
  • Bruce Starr
Representatives:
  • David Edwards, Co-Chair
  • Terry Beyer
  • George Gilman
  • Mike Schaufler
  • Kim Thatcher
  • Brad Witt

House members

The Oregon House of Representatives is composed of 36 Democrats and 24 Republicans. Democrats gained five seats over the previous session, in which they had a slim 31–29 majority; the gain is the greatest accomplished by either party since at least 1985.[19] The 36-seat threshold is a significant one, as it gives Democrats a three-fifths supermajority in the chamber and allows them to pass bills which will raise taxes or fees without Republican support.[19]

Speaker: Dave Hunt (D–40 Gladstone)
Speaker Pro Tem: Arnie Roblan (D–9 Coos Bay)
Majority Leader: Mary Nolan (D–36 Portland)
Co-Chair of Ways and Means: Peter Buckley (D–5 Ashland)
Majority Whip: Tina Kotek (D–44 Portland)
Deputy Majority Whip: Tobias Read (D–27 Washington County)
Assistant Majority Leader (Policy): Sara Gelser (D–16 Corvallis)
Assistant Majority Leader (Political): Phil Barnhart (D–11 Eugene)

Republican Minority Leader: Bruce Hanna (R–7 Roseburg)
Deputy Republican Leader: Kevin Cameron (R–19 Salem)
Republican Whip: Ron Maurer (R–3 Grants Pass)
Deputy Republican Whip: TBD

District Home Representative Party
1 Gold Beach Wayne Krieger Republican
2 Roseburg Tim Freeman Republican
3 Grants Pass Ron Maurer 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 Elizabeth Terry Beyer Democratic
13 Eugene Nancy Nathanson Democratic
14 Chris Edwards 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 Chuck Riley Democratic
30 David Edwards Democratic
31 Clatskanie Brad Witt Democratic
32 Cannon Beach Deborah Boone Democratic
33 Portland Mitch Greenlick Democratic
34 Washington Co. Chris Harker Democratic
35 Tigard Larry Galizio Democratic
36 Portland Mary Nolan Democratic
37 West Linn Scott Bruun 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 Kopel-Bailey Democratic
43 Chip Shields Democratic
44 Tina Kotek Democratic
45 Michael Dembrow Democratic
46 Ben Cannon Democratic
47 Jefferson Smith Democratic
48 Happy Valley Mike Schaufler Democratic
49 Wood Village Nick Kahl Democratic
50 Gresham Greg Matthews Democratic
51 Clackamas Brent Barton Democratic
52 Corbett Suzanne VanOrman Democratic
53 Sunriver Gene Whisnant Republican
54 Bend Judy Stiegler Democratic
55 George Gilman 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

House committees

Agriculture, Natural Resources and Rural Communities

  • Brian Clem, Chair
  • Suzanne VanOrman, Vice Chair
  • Wayne Krieger, Vice Chair
  • Terry Beyer
  • Vic Gilliam
  • Arnie Roblan
  • Mike Schaufler
  • Matt Wingard

Business and Labor Committee

  • Mike Schaufler, Chair
  • Brent Barton, Vice Chair
  • Kevin Cameron, Vice Chair
  • Chris Edwards
  • Sal Esquivel
  • Paul Holvey
  • Bill Kennemer
  • Greg Matthews
  • Kim Thatcher
  • Brad Witt

Business and Labor Subcommittee
on Work Force Development

  • Brad Witt, Chair
  • John Huffman, Vice Chair
  • Michael Dembrow
  • Sal Esquivel
  • Paul Holvey

Consumer Protection Committee

  • Paul Holvey, Chair
  • Chuck Riley, Vice Chair
  • Jim Weidner, Vice Chair
  • Brent Barton
  • Jean Cowan
  • Vic Gilliam
  • Wayne Krieger
  • Greg Matthews
  • Carolyn Tomei
  • Matt Wingard

Education Committee

  • Sara Gelser, Chair
  • Michael Dembrow, Vice Chair
  • Sherrie Sprenger, Vice Chair
  • Chris Harker
  • John Huffman
  • Betty Komp
  • Ron Maurer
  • Arnie Roblan
  • Kim Thatcher
  • Suzanne VanOrman

Environment and Water Committee

  • Ben Cannon, Chair
  • Jefferson Smith, Vice Chair
  • Vic Gilliam, Vice Chair
  • Jules Bailey
  • Phil Barnhart
  • Cliff Bentz
  • Debbie Boone
  • Bob Jenson

Health Care Committee

  • Mitch Greenlick, Chair
  • Chris Harker, Vice Chair
  • Ron Maurer, Vice Chair
  • Scott Bruun
  • Ben Cannon
  • Chris Garrett
  • Michael Dembrow
  • Bill Kennemer
  • Tina Kotek
  • Jim Thompson

House Administration Committee

  • Arnie Roblan, Chair
  • Bruce Hanna, Vice Chair
  • Kevin Cameron
  • Dave Hunt
  • Betty Komp
  • Mary Nolan
  • Andy Olson

Human Services Committee

  • Carolyn Tomei, Chair
  • Debbie Boone, Vice Chair
  • Andy Olson, Vice Chair
  • Jean Cowan
  • Brian Clem
  • Michael Dembrow
  • Tim Freeman
  • John Huffman
  • Ron Maurer
  • Suzanne VanOrman

Judiciary Committee

  • Jeff Barker, Chair
  • Judy Stiegler, Vice Chair
  • Gene Whisnant, Vice Chair
  • Brent Barton
  • Kevin Cameron
  • Chris Garrett
  • Wayne Krieger
  • Andy Olson
  • Chip Shields
  • Jefferson Smith

Land Use Committee

  • Mary Nolan, Chair
  • Chris Garrett, Vice Chair
  • Sal Esquivel, Vice Chair
  • Brian Clem
  • Jean Cowan
  • Mitch Greenlick
  • Bruce Hanna
  • Matt Wingard

Sustainability and Economic
Development Committee

  • Tobias Read, Chair
  • Larry Galizio, Vice Chair
  • Scott Bruun, Vice Chair
  • Jules Bailey
  • Vic Gilliam
  • Chris Harker
  • Matt Wingard
  • Brad Witt

Transportation Committee

  • Terry Beyer, Chair
  • Nick Kahl, Vice Chair
  • George Gilman, Vice Chair
  • Jules Bailey
  • Cliff Bentz
  • Vicki Berger
  • Debbie Boone
  • David Edwards
  • Mike Schaufler
  • Jim Weidner

Revenue Committee

  • Phil Barnhart, Chair
  • Jules Bailey, Vice Chair
  • Cliff Bentz, Vice Chair
  • Chuck Riley
  • Sara Gelser
  • Tobias Read
  • Nick Kahl
  • Sherrie Sprenger
  • Scott Bruun
  • Vicki Berger

Rules Committee

  • Arnie Roblan, Chair
  • Chris Edwards, Vice Chair
  • Vicki Berger, Vice Chair
  • Bill Garrard
  • Sara Gelser
  • Bob Jenson
  • Mary Nolan
  • Tobias Read

Veterans and Emergency
Services Committee

  • Jean Cowan, Chair
  • Greg Matthews, Vice Chair
  • Tim Freeman, Vice Chair
  • Debbie Boone
  • Sal Esquivel
  • Betty Komp
  • Chuck Riley
  • Jim Weidner

See also

References

  1. ^ Oregon House Republicans: Building a better Oregon (2009 agenda)
  2. ^ "House Majority Leader Dave Hunt Statement on House Republican Agenda for 2009". Press release. July 12, 2008. http://209.85.173.104/search?q=cache:EOX0y4XdcdoJ:www.leg.state.or.us/press_releases/hunt_pr__07_18_08.pdf.  
  3. ^ Oregon House Democrats 2009 Roadmap for Oregon's Future
  4. ^ Measure 25, approved by voters in 1996, added the following language to the Oregon Constitution: "Three-fifths of all members elected to each House shall be necessary to pass bills for raising revenue." (Art. IV §25(2))
  5. ^ a b c d Cain, Brad (July 29, 2009). "Tax foes begin to gather signatures". Statesman Journal. Associated Press (Salem: Gannet Co.). http://www.statesmanjournal.com/article/20090729/NEWS/907290421/1001/COMMUNITIES. Retrieved August 1, 2009.  
  6. ^ Oregon Constitution, Art. IV §10: "The sessions of the Legislative Assembly shall be held biennially at the Capitol of the State commencing on the second Monday of September, in the year eighteen hundred and fifty eight, and on the same day of every second year thereafter, unless a different day shall have been appointed by law."
  7. ^ a b c d e Wong, Peter (July 6, 2009). "Budget will haunt 2010 session". Statesman Journal (Salem: Gannet Co.). http://www.statesmanjournal.com/article/20090706/LEGISLATURE/907060325. Retrieved August 1, 2009.  
  8. ^ Oregon Constitution, Art. XVII §1: Any amendment or amendments to this Constitution may be proposed in either branch of the legislative assembly, and if the same shall be agreed to by a majority of all the members elected to each of the two houses, such proposed amendment or amendments shall, with the yeas and nays thereon, be entered in their journals and referred by the secretary of state to the people for their approval or rejection, at the next regular general election, except when the legislative assembly shall order a special election for that purpose...
  9. ^ a b Esteve, Harry (June 11, 2009). "Oregon bills raising business, personal taxes win final approval". The Oregonian (Portland: Advance Publications). http://www.oregonlive.com/politics/index.ssf/2009/06/apparent_deal_made_to_approve.html. Retrieved August 1, 2009.  
  10. ^ Esteve, Harry (June 5, 2009). "Plan to raise Oregon taxes advances". The Oregonian (Portland: Advance Publications). http://www.oregonlive.com/politics/index.ssf/2009/06/plan_to_raise_oregon_taxes_adv.html. Retrieved August 1, 2009.  
  11. ^ Esteve, Harry (June 9, 2009). "Tax increases pass Oregon House; Senate OK expected". The Oregonian (Portland: Advance Publications). http://www.oregonlive.com/politics/index.ssf/2009/06/tax_increases_pass_oregon_hous.html. Retrieved August 1, 2009.  
  12. ^ Esteve, Harry (June 10, 2009). "Oregon Democrat Hass derails tax-increase bill". The Oregonian (Portland: Advance Publications). http://www.oregonlive.com/politics/index.ssf/2009/06/oregon_democrat_hass_derails_t.html. Retrieved August 1, 2009.  
  13. ^ a b c Mapes, Jeff (July 6, 2009). "Minor party candidates gain clout with new Oregon law". The Oregonian (Portland: Advance Publications). http://www.oregonlive.com/politics/index.ssf/2009/07/minor_party_candidates_gain_cl.html. Retrieved August 1, 2009.  
  14. ^ a b Wong, Peter (July 17, 2009). "Bill eases path for outsider candidates". Statesman Journal (Salem: Gannet Co.). http://www.statesmanjournal.com/article/20090717/LEGISLATURE/907170353. Retrieved August 1, 2009.  
  15. ^ Appointed by county commissioners to replace her husband, Kurt Schrader, who was elected to the United States House of Representatives in 2008.
  16. ^ "Martha Schrader will replace husband in State Senate". The Oregonian. 2009-01-09. http://www.oregonlive.com/clackamascounty/index.ssf/2009/01/martha_schrader_will_replace_h.html. Retrieved 2009-01-10.  
  17. ^ http://www.oregonlive.com/politics/index.ssf/2008/12/a_bunch_of_newbies_from.html
  18. ^ a b Once appointed, the incoming senator in District 20 will replace the Senate President on these two committees.
  19. ^ a b Cole, Michelle; Janie Har (November 5, 2008). "Oregon Democrats score GOP-proof majority". The Oregonian. http://www.oregonlive.com/politics/oregonian/index.ssf?/base/news/1225869914296640.xml&coll=7.  

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Preceded by
74th legislature
Seventy-fifth Oregon Legislative Assembly
2009–2010
Succeeded by
76th legislature

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