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Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.)

  • District: Senior Senator from Oregon
  • Residence: Portland
  • Born: May 3, 1949; Wichita, Kan.
  • Religion: Jewish
  • Family: Wife, Nancy Bass-Wyden; five children
  • Education: U. of California, Santa Barbara, attended 1967-69; Stanford U., A.B. 1971 (political science); U. of Oregon, J.D. 1974
  • Military Service: None
  • Political Highlights: U.S. House, 1981-96; U.S. Senate, 1996-present
  • Elected: Elected: 1996 (3rd full term)
  • Committee Assignments: Budget; Energy & Natural Resources (Energy; National Parks; Public Lands, Forests and Mining); Finance - Chairman (Energy, Natural Resources & Infrastructure; Taxation & IRS Oversight); Select Intelligence; Joint Taxation - Chairman
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State Information: Oregon

Election History
Year Election Candidate Votes Percent
2010 general (U.S. senator) Ron Wyden (D) 825,507 57.2%
Jim Huffman (R) 566,199 39.2%
Bruce Cronk (WFM) 18,940 1.3%
Marc Delphine (LIBERT) 16,028 1.1%
Rick Staggenborg (PRO) 14,466 1%
write-ins (WRI) 1,448 0.1%
2004 general (U.S. senator) Ron Wyden (D) 1,128,728 63.4%
Al King (R) 565,254 31.8%
Teresa Keane (I) 43,053 2.4%
Dan Fitzgerald (LIBERT) 29,582 1.7%
David Brownlow (CNSTP) 12,397 0.7%
write-ins (Write-In) 1,536 0.1%
1998 general (U.S. senator) Ron Wyden (D) 682,425 61%
John Lim (R) 377,739 33.8%
Karyn Moskowitz (PACIFIC) 22,024 2%
Jim Brewster (LIBERT) 18,221 1.6%
Michael A. Campbell (NL) 8,372 0.7%
Dean M. Braa (S) 7,553 0.7%
write-ins (Write-In) 1,413 0.1%
1996 special (U.S. senator) Ron Wyden (D) 571,739 48.4%
Gordon H. Smith (R) 553,519 46.8%
Karen E. Shilling (AM) 25,597 2.2%
Gene Nanni (LIBERT) 15,698 1.3%
Vickie Valdez (S) 7,872 0.7%
Lou Gold (PACIFIC) 7,225 0.6%
1994 general (OR-03 representative) Ron Wyden (D) 161,624 72.5%
Everett Hall (R) 43,211 19.4%
Mark Brunelle (I) 13,550 6.1%
Gene Nanni (LIBERT) 4,164 1.9%
write-ins (Write-In) 273 0.1%
1992 general (OR-03 representative) Ron Wyden (D) 208,028 77.1%
Al Ritter (R) 50,235 18.6%
Blair Bobier (LIBERT) 11,413 4.2%
write-ins (Write-In) 203 0.1%
1990 general (OR-03 representative) Ron Wyden (D) 169,731 80.8%
Philip E. Mooney (R) 40,216 19.1%
write-ins (Write-In) 246 0.1%
1988 general (OR-03 representative) Ron Wyden (D) 190,684 99.4%
write-ins (Write-In) 1,141 0.6%
1986 general (OR-03 representative) Ron Wyden (D) 180,067 85.9%
Thomas H. Phelan (R) 29,321 14%
write-ins (Write-In) 193 0.1%
1984 general (OR-03 representative) Ron Wyden (D) 173,438 72.3%
Drew Davis (R) 66,394 27.7%
write-ins (Write-In) 65 0.1%
1982 general (OR-03 representative) Ron Wyden (D) 159,416 78.3%
Thomas H. Phelan (R) 44,162 21.7%
write-ins (Write-In) 84 0%
1980 general (OR-03 representative) Ron Wyden (D) 156,371 71.9%
Darrell Conger (R) 60,940 28%
write-ins (Write-In) 112 0%
Vote For President
Year Democrat Republican Independent
2008 Barack Obama: 56.74% John McCain: 40.4%
2012 : 54.24% : 42.15%
2004 John Kerry: 51% George W. Bush: 47%
2000 Al Gore: 47% George W. Bush: 47%
1996 Bill Clinton: 47% Robert Dole: 37%
1992 Bill Clinton: 42% George H. W. Bush: 33%
1988 Michael Dukakis: 51% George H. W. Bush: 47%
1984 Walter F. Mondale: 44% :

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