Aug. 29, 2014

Rep. Peter A. DeFazio (D-Ore.)

  • District: 4th District, Southwest -- Eugene, Springfield, Corvallis
  • Residence: Springfield
  • Born: May 27, 1947; Needham, Mass.
  • Religion: Roman Catholic
  • Family: Wife, Myrnie L. Daut
  • Education: Tufts U., B.A. 1969 (economics & political science); U. of Oregon, attended 1969-71 (international studies); U. of Oregon, M.S. 1977 (public administration & gerontology)
  • Military Service: Air Force 1967-71
  • Political Highlights: Lane County Commission, 1982-86; sought Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate (special election), 1996; U.S. House, 1987-present
  • Elected: Elected: 1986 (14th term)
  • Committee Assignments: Natural Resources - Ranking Member; Transportation & Infrastructure (Aviation; Highways & Transit; Public-Private Partnerships; Railroads, Pipelines & Hazardous Materials)
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State Information: 4th District, Southwest -- Eugene, Springfield, Corvallis

Election History
Year Election Candidate Votes Percent
2012 general (OR-04 representative) Peter DeFazio (D) 212,866 59.1%
Art Robinson (R) 140,549 39%
Chuck Huntting (LIBERT) 6,205 1.7%
Write-ins (WRI) 468 0.1%
2010 general (OR-04 representative) Peter DeFazio (D) 162,416 54.5%
Art Robinson (R) 129,877 43.6%
Mike Beilstein (PACGRN) 5,215 1.8%
write-ins (WRI) 544 0.2%
2008 general (OR-04 representative) Peter DeFazio (D) 275,143 82.3%
Jaynee Germond (CNSTP) 43,133 12.9%
Mike Beilstein (PACGRN) 13,162 3.9%
write-ins (Write-In) 2,708 0.8%
2006 general (OR-04 representative) Peter DeFazio (D) 180,607 62.2%
Jim Feldkamp (R) 109,105 37.6%
write-ins (Write-In) 532 0.2%
2004 general (OR-04 representative) Peter DeFazio (D) 228,611 61%
Jim Feldkamp (R) 140,882 37.6%
Jacob Boone (LIBERT) 3,190 0.8%
Michael Marsh (I) 1,799 0.5%
write-ins (Write-In) 427 0.1%
2002 general (OR-04 representative) Peter DeFazio (D) 168,150 63.8%
Liz VanLeeuwen (R) 90,523 34.4%
Chris Bigelow (LIBERT) 4,602 1.8%
write-ins (Write-In) 206 0.1%
2000 general (OR-04 representative) Peter DeFazio (D) 197,998 68%
John Lindsey (R) 88,950 30.6%
David Duemler (S) 3,696 1.3%
write-in (Write-In) 421 0.1%
1998 general (OR-04 representative) Peter A. DeFazio (D) 157,524 70.1%
Steve J. Webb (R) 64,143 28.6%
Karl G. Sorg (S) 2,694 1.2%
write-ins (Write-In) 276 0.1%
1996 general (OR-04 representative) Peter A. DeFazio (D) 177,270 65.7%
John D. Newkirk (R) 76,649 28.4%
Tonie Nathan (LIBERT) 4,919 1.8%
write-ins (Write-In) 4,374 1.6%
William "Bill" Bonville (REF) 3,960 1.5%
David G. Duemler (S) 1,373 0.5%
Allan Opus (PACIFIC) 1,311 0.5%
1994 general (OR-04 representative) Peter A. DeFazio (D) 158,981 66.8%
John D. Newkirk (R) 78,947 33.2%
write-ins (Write-In) 221 0.1%
1992 general (OR-04 representative) Peter A. DeFazio (D) 199,372 71.4%
Richard L. Schulz (R) 79,733 28.5%
write-ins (Write-In) 194 0.1%
1990 general (OR-04 representative) Peter A. DeFazio (D) 162,494 86%
Tonie Nathan (LIBERT) 26,432 14%
1988 general (OR-04 representative) Peter A. DeFazio (D) 108,483 72%
Jim Howard (R) 42,220 28%
1986 general (OR-04 representative) Peter A. DeFazio (D) 105,697 54%
Bruce Long (R) 89,795 46%
Vote For President
Year Democrat Republican Independent
2012 Barack Obama: 52% Mitt Romney: 45%
2008 Barack Obama: 55% John McCain: 43%