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Oregon's 3rd Congressional District
Oregon's 3rd congressional district
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Oregon's 3rd congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Representative
Area1,021 sq mi (2,640 km2)
Distribution
  • 93.12% urban
  • 6.88% rural
Population (2000)684,279
Median income$64,369[1]
Ethnicity
Occupation
Cook PVID+24[2]

Oregon's 3rd congressional district covers most of Multnomah County, including Gresham, Troutdale, and most of Portland (parts of Northwest and Southwest Portland lie in the 1st and 5th districts). It also includes the northeastern part of Clackamas County. Generally, most of Portland east of the Willamette River is in the 3rd District.

The district has been represented by Democrat Earl Blumenauer since a 1996 special election. It is the second-most Democratic district in the Pacific Northwest, with a Cook Partisan Voting Index of D+24; only Washington's 7th congressional district is more Democratic.

List of members representing the district

The district was created in 1913, sending its first representative to the 63rd Congress.

Member Party Years District home Electoral history
District created March 4, 1913
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Walter Lafferty
Republican March 4, 1913 -
March 3, 1915
Portland Redistricted from the 2nd district.
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Clifton N. McArthur
Republican March 4, 1915 -
March 3, 1923
Portland [Data unknown/missing.]
Lost re-election.
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Elton Watkins
Democratic March 4, 1923 -
March 3, 1925
Portland [Data unknown/missing.]
Lost re-election.
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Maurice E. Crumpacker
Republican March 4, 1925 -
July 24, 1927
Portland [Data unknown/missing.]
Died.
Vacant July 24, 1927 -
October 18, 1927
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Franklin F. Korell
Republican October 18, 1927 -
March 3, 1931
Portland [Data unknown/missing.]
Lost re-election.
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Charles H. Martin
Democratic March 4, 1931 -
January 3, 1935
Portland Elected Governor of Oregon in 1934
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William A. Ekwall
Republican January 3, 1935 -
January 3, 1937
Portland [Data unknown/missing.]
Lost re-election.
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Nan Wood Honeyman
Democratic January 3, 1937 -
January 3, 1939
Portland First woman elected to Congress from Oregon
Lost re-election.
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Homer D. Angell
Republican January 3, 1939 -
January 3, 1955
Portland [Data unknown/missing.]
Lost renomination.
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Edith Green
Democratic January 3, 1955 -
December 31, 1974
Portland [Data unknown/missing.]
Retired in 1974 and resigned early
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Robert B. Duncan
Democratic January 3, 1975 -
January 3, 1981
Gresham [Data unknown/missing.]
Lost re-election.
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Ron Wyden
Democratic January 3, 1981 -
February 5, 1996
Portland [Data unknown/missing.]
Resigned when elected to the US Senate
Vacant February 5, 1996 -
May 21, 1996
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Earl Blumenauer
Democratic May 21, 1996 -
present
Portland Incumbent

Recent presidential elections

Election results from presidential races
Year Office Results
2012 President Obama 72 - 25%
2016 President Clinton 71 - 23%

Recent election results

Sources (official results only):

1994

1994 United States House election: Oregon District 3
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Ron Wyden 161,624 72.54
Republican Everett Hall 43,211 19.39
Independent Mark Brunelle 13,550 6.08
Libertarian Gene Nanni 4,164 1.87
Misc. 273 0.12

1996 special election

A special election was held on May 21, 1996 to fill the vacancy created when incumbent Ron Wyden resigned effective February 5, 1996 after winning a special election to the United States Senate. The winner of the election, Earl Blumenauer, served the remainder of Wyden's two-year term.

1996 United States House special election: Oregon District 3
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Earl Blumenauer 73,656 68.38
Republican Mark Brunelle 26,735 24.82
Pacific Green Joe Keating 4,336 4.03
Socialist Victoria P. Guillebeau 2,452 2.28
Misc. 529 0.49

1996

1996 United States House election: Oregon District 3
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Earl Blumenauer 165,922 66.93
Republican Scott Bruun 65,259 26.32
Pacific Green Joe Keating 9,274 3.74
Libertarian Bruce Alexander Knight 4,474 1.80
Socialist Victoria P. Guillebeau 2,449 0.99
Misc. 531 0.21

1998

1998 United States House election: Oregon District 3
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Earl Blumenauer 153,889 83.64
Libertarian Bruce Alexander Knight 16,930 9.23
Socialist Walter F. Brown 10,199 5.56
Misc. 2,333 1.27

2000

2000 United States House election: Oregon District 3
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Earl Blumenauer 181,049 66.77
Republican Jeffery L. Pollack 64,128 23.65
Pacific Green Tre Arrow 15,763 5.81
Libertarian Bruce Alexander Knight 4,942 1.821
Socialist Walter F. Brown 4,703 1.73
Misc. 576 0.21

2002

2002 United States House election: Oregon District 3
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Earl Blumenauer 156,851 66.77
Republican Sarah Seale 62,821 26.74
Socialist Walter F. Brown 6,538 2.78
Libertarian Kevin Jones 4,704 2.00
Constitution David Brownlow 3,495 1.49
Misc. 518 0.22

2004

2004 United States House election: Oregon District 3
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Earl Blumenauer 245,559 70.86
Republican Tami Mars 82,045 23.67
Socialist Walter F. Brown 10,678 3.08
Constitution Dale Winegarden 7,119 2.05
Misc. 1,159 0.33

2006

2006 United States House election: Oregon District 3
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Earl Blumenauer 186,380 73.49
Republican Bruce Broussard 59,529 23.47
Constitution David Brownlow 7,003 2.76
Misc. 698 0.28

2008

2008 United States House election: Oregon District 3
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Earl Blumenauer 254,235 74.54
Republican Delia Lopez 71,063 20.84
Pacific Green Michael Meo 15,063 4.42
Misc. 701 0.21

2010

2010 United States House election: Oregon District 3
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Earl Blumenauer 193,104 70.02
Republican Delia Lopez 67,714 24.55
Libertarian Jeff Lawrence 8,380 3.04
Pacific Green Michael Meo 6,197 2.25
Misc. 407 0.15

2012

2012 United States House election: Oregon District 3
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Earl Blumenauer 264,979 74.48
Republican Ronald Green 70,235 19.74
Libertarian Michael Cline 6,640 1.87
Pacific Green Woodrow Broadnax 13,159 3.70
Misc. 772 0.22

2014

2014 United States House election: Oregon District 3
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Earl Blumenauer 211,748 73.33
Republican James Buchal 57,424 19.89
Libertarian Jeffrey J. Langan 6,381 2.21
Pacific Green Michael Meo 12,106 4.19
Misc. 1,089 0.38

2016

2016 United States House election: Oregon District 3
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Earl Blumenauer 274,687 71.84
Progressive David Delk 27,978 7.32
Independent David W. Walker 78,154 20.44
Misc. 1,536 0.40

2018

2018 United States House election: Oregon District 3
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Earl Blumenauer 279,019 72.6
Republican Tom Harrison 76,187 19.8
Independent Marc Koller 21,352 5.6
Libertarian Gary Dye 5,767 1.5
Constitution Michael P. Marsh 1,487 0.4
Misc. 514 0.1

Historical district boundaries

2003 - 2013

Before the 2002 redistricting, the whole of Multnomah County was included in the district; it lost southwest Portland to the 1st and 5th districts, but it gained most of its current portion of Clackamas County.[3][4]

See also

References

  1. ^ Center for New Media & Promotion (CNMP), US Census Bureau. "My Congressional District". www.census.gov.
  2. ^ "Partisan Voting Index - Districts of the 115th Congress" (PDF). The Cook Political Report. April 7, 2017. Retrieved 2017.
  3. ^ Mapes, Jeff (June 29, 2011). "Oregon legislators reach agreement on congressional redistricting". The Oregonian. Retrieved 2011.
  4. ^ "Oregon's Congressional Districts (Senate Bill 990)" (PDF). Oregon Legislative Assembly. Retrieved 2011.

Coordinates: 45°30?N 122°30?W / 45.500°N 122.500°W / 45.500; -122.500


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