Oregon House of Representatives

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Oregon House of Representatives
Oregon Legislative Assembly
Coat of arms or logo
Type
Type
Term limits
None
History
New session started
January 22, 2019 (2019-01-22)
Leadership
Tina Kotek (D)
since January 14, 2013
Speaker pro Tempore
Paul Holvey (D)
since January 9, 2017
Democratic Leader
Barbara Smith Warner (D)
since July 7, 2019[1]
Republican Leader
Christine Drazan (R)
since September 16, 2019[2]
Structure
Seats60
Oregon House 2019-2021.svg
Political groups
Majority

Minority

Length of term
2 years
AuthorityArticle IV, Oregon Constitution
Salary$21,612/year + per diem
Elections
Last election
November 6, 2018
(60 seats)
Next election
November 3, 2020
(60 seats)
RedistrictingLegislative Control
Meeting place
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House of Representatives Chamber
Oregon State Capitol
Salem, Oregon
Website
Oregon House of Representatives
Map of current Oregon State House

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.

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 3 terms (six years) on procedural grounds.[3]

In the last legislative session, Democrat Tina Kotek from Portland served as Speaker.[4]

Milestones[edit]

Composition[edit]

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).

Affiliation Party
(Shading indicates majority caucus)
Total
Democratic Republican Vacant
73rd (2005–2006) 27 33 60 0
74th (2007–2008) 31 29 60 0
75th (2009–2010) 36 24 60 0
76th (2011–2012) 30 30 60 0
77th (2013-2014) 34 26 60 0
78th (2015-2016) 35 25 60 0
79th (2017-2018) 35 25 60 0
80th (2019-2020) 38 22 60 0
Latest voting share 63.3% 36.7%

Members[edit]

Past composition of the House of Representatives[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Oregon House Dems Elect Barbara Smith Warner as New Majority Leader". Willamette Week. July 7, 2019. Retrieved December 6, 2019.
  2. ^ "House Republican ousted from leadership role says he won't seek re-election". OregonLive.com. September 17, 2019. Retrieved October 16, 2019.
  3. ^ Green, Ashbel S.; Lisa Grace Lednicer (January 17, 2006). "State high court strikes term limits". Oregonian. Portland, Oregon: Oregonian Publishing. pp. A1.
  4. ^ "Speakers of the House of Representatives of Oregon". Oregon Blue Book. Oregon Secretary of State. Retrieved February 16, 2011.

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