2018 Election Results

Published Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Oregon voters elected Kate Brown to a second term as Oregon’s governor. In the Legislature, Democrats won supermajorities in both the House with 38 seats and the Senate with 18 seats.

“OBI looks forward to working with all of the individuals elected to office yesterday on issues important to the long-term well-being of our state,” said Sandra McDonough, OBI President and CEO.

Key Election Results

GOVERNOR

Kate Brown (D) – 49%
Knute Buehler (R) – 44%

LEGISLATURE

Results of legislative races show gains for Democratic candidates. 

2018 Elections

2016 Elections

House

Senate

House

Senate

D

R

D

R

D

R

D

R

38

22

18

12

35

25

17

13

OBI PAC-supported candidates

There were mixed results for the candidates supported by the OBI PAC. 

Senate

*Supported by the OBI PAC 

Jeff Golden (D) – 55%
Jessica Gomez (R) – 45% *

Alan Olsen (R) – 52% *
Charles Gallia (D) – 46%

Chuck Thomsen (R) – 50.5% *
Chrissy Reitz (D) – 49%

House

Caddy McKeown (D) – 54% *
Teri Grier (R) – 45%

Paul Evans (D) – 53%
Selma Pierce (R) – 46%*

Courtney Neron (D) – 51%
Rep. Rich Vial (R) – 47% *

Rachel Prusak (D) – 52%
Rep. Julie Parrish (R) – 47% *

Anna Williams (D) – 51%
Rep. Jeff Helfrich (R) – 48% *

Cheri Helt (R) – 58% *
Nathan Boddie (D) – 25%

Results of other races are available on the Secretary of State website by clicking here.

BALLOT MEASURES

In addition to supporting candidates, OBI PAC took positions on two statewide ballot measures and one Portland tax proposal. Here are the results:

Measure 102: Affordable Housing
OBI PAC Position: Support

Yes – 56 %
No – 44 % 

Measure 104: Requirements for Raising Taxes
OBI PAC Position: Support

Yes – 35 %
No – 65 % 

Portland Measure 26-201: Portland Gross Receipts Tax
OBI PAC Position: Oppose

Yes – 64 %
No – 36 %

As the 2019 legislative session draws closer, OBI will provide more information about the legislative line up and how that is likely to impact the association’s policy priorities.