OBI Statement on Oregon Supreme Court Multnomah County v. Mehrwein Ruling

Published Thursday, April 23, 2020

For more information call:
Nathaniel Brown, government relations representative: or 971-219-5561


On Thursday, April 23, the Oregon Supreme Court issued a ruling that Multnomah County’s campaign contribution limits do not violate the Oregon Constitution. Oregon Business & Industry, a plaintiff in the case, issued the following the statement:

In November, Oregon voters will be asked to approve a constitutional amendment to allow campaign contribution limits. Passage of that measure should initiate the start of a bipartisan, collaborative conversation about how limits will be set to ensure a fair and even playing field for all involved. It makes no sense to revert to a legally flawed ballot measure that has been essentially mothballed for the last 14 years. A lot has changed in Oregon since 2006. The focus should be on crafting an implementation plan about what makes sense for today and the years ahead. We appreciate that legislative leaders appear ready to have that discussion in the 2021 legislative session and we intend to be part of it.

Sandra McDonough
OBI President & CEO