Oregon House of Representatives


Oregon House of Representatives
Oregon House of Representatives
Oregon Legislative Assembly
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Type
Type Lower House
Term limits None
New session started February 1, 2011
Leadership
Republican Co-Speaker Bruce Hanna, (R)
since January 10, 2011
Democratic Co-Speaker Arnie Roblan, (D)
since January 10, 2011
Republican Co-Speaker pro Tempore Andy Olson, (R)
since January 10, 2011
Democratic Co-Speaker pro Tempore Tina Kotek, (D)
since January 10, 2011
Republican Leader Kevin Cameron, (R)
since January 10, 2011
Democratic Leader Tina Kotek, (D)
since June 30, 2011
Structure
Members 60
Political groups Democratic Party (30)
Republican Party (30)
Length of term 2 years
Authority Article IV, Oregon Constitution
Salary $21,612/year + per diem
Elections
Last election November 2, 2010
(60 seats)
Next election November 6, 2012
(60 seats)
Redistricting Legislative Control
Meeting place
OregonHouseCenter.jpg
House of Representatives Chamber
Oregon State Capitol
Salem, Oregon
Website
Oregon House of Representatives

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 57,000. 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 the decade-old law, Oregon Ballot Measure 3 (1992), that had restricted State Representatives to 3 terms (six years) on procedural grounds.[1]

Because the House is evenly divided between two parties, as of the 2011 legislative session, there are two co-speakers: Democrat Arnie Roblan from Coos Bay, and Republican Bruce Hanna from Roseburg.[2]

Contents

Composition

Republicans gained six seats in the November 2, 2010 mid-term elections. This left the chamber split 30-30, with neither party having a majority.

Affiliation Party
(Shading indicates majority caucus)
Total
Democratic Republican Vacant
2009-2010 36 24 60 0
2011-2012 30 30 60 0
Latest voting share 50% 50%

Members

See also

References

  1. ^ Green, Ashbel S.; Lisa Grace Lednicer (2006-01-17). "State high court strikes term limits". Oregonian (Portland, Oregon: Oregonian Publishing): pp. A1. 
  2. ^ "Speakers of the House of Representatives of Oregon". Oregon Blue Book. Oregon Secretary of State. http://bluebook.state.or.us/state/elections/elections34.htm. Retrieved 2011-02-16. 

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