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Oregon House of Representatives


Oregon House of Representatives

Oregon House of Representatives
Oregon Legislative Assembly
Coat of arms or logo
Term limits
New session started
January 12, 2015 (2015-01-12)
Tina Kotek (D)
Since January 14, 2013
Speaker pro Tempore
Tobias Read (D)
Since January 12, 2015
Democratic Leader
Val Hoyle (D)
Since January 14, 2013
Republican Leader
Mike McLane (R)
Since January 14, 2013
Seats 60
Political groups

Governing Party

Opposition Party

Length of term
2 years
Authority Article IV, Oregon Constitution
Salary $21,612/year + per diem
Last election
November 4, 2014
(60 seats)
Next election
November 8, 2016
(60 seats)
Redistricting Legislative Control
Meeting place
House of Representatives Chamber
Oregon State Capitol
Salem, Oregon
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]

In the current legislative session, Democrat Tina Kotek from Portland serves as Speaker.[2]


  • Milestones 1
  • Composition 2
  • Members 3
  • See also 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6


Bill McCoy was the first African American to serve in the Oregon house. Margaret Carter was the first African-American woman elected to the house.


Democrats gained four seats in the 2012 elections, gaining a 34–26 majority.

Affiliation Party
(Shading indicates majority caucus)
Democratic Republican Vacant
2011–2012 30 30 60 0
2013-2014 34 26 60 0
Begin 2015 35 25 60 0
August 11, 2015[3] 34 59 1
Latest voting share 58% 42%


See also


  1. ^ Green, Ashbel S.; Lisa Grace Lednicer (January 17, 2006). "State high court strikes term limits". Oregonian (Portland, Oregon: Oregonian Publishing). pp. A1. 
  2. ^ "Speakers of the House of Representatives of Oregon".  
  3. ^ Democrat Brent Barton (District 40) resigned for personal reasons. [2]

External links

  • Oregon House of Representatives
  • Map of House Districts
  • Lists of legislators and legislative staff going back to pre-statehood Oregon
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