July 22, 2014

Rep. Kurt Schrader (D-Ore.)

  • District: 5th District, Central Willamette Valley -- Salem; southern Portland suburbs
  • Residence: Canby
  • Born: October 19, 1951; Bridgeport, Conn.
  • Religion: Episcopalian
  • Family: Divorced; five children
  • Education: Cornell U., B.A. 1973 (government); U. of Illinois, B.S. 1975 (veterinary medicine); U. of Illinois, D.V.M. 1977
  • Military Service: None
  • Political Highlights: Democratic nominee for Ore. House, 1994; Ore. House, 1997-2003; Ore. Senate, 2003-08; U.S. House, 2009-present
  • Elected: Elected: 2008 (3rd term)
  • Committee Assignments: Agriculture (Conservation, Energy & Forestry; Horticulture, Research, Biotechnology & Foreign Agriculture - Ranking Member; Livestock, Rural Development & Credit); Budget; Small Business (Agriculture, Energy & Trade; Health and Technology)
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State Information: 5th District, Central Willamette Valley -- Salem; southern Portland suburbs

Election History
Year Election Candidate Votes Percent
2012 general Kurt Schrader (D) 177,229 54%
Fred Thompson (R) 139,223 42.4%
Christina Lugo (PACGRN) 7,516 2.3%
Raymond Baldwin (CNSTP) 3,600 1.1%
Vote For President
Year Democrat Republican Independent
2012 Barack Obama: 50% Mitt Romney: 47%
2008 Barack Obama: 53% John McCain: 45%