Representative in Congress 1st District

To the voters of Oregon’s 1st Congressional District:

Right now, you have the opportunity to choose who will represent you and your interest in the U.S. Congress. The state is conducting a special election to fill a vacant Congressional seat created by the resignation of former Congressman David Wu.

Your vote is your voice. I encourage you to take the time to carefully read each statement as you consider which candidate to support, and make sure you get your ballot to your county elections office by 8:00 pm on January 31st.

Similar to the special primary in November, I have enclosed candidate's statements as an insert with your ballot. Doing this saved significant tax-dollars in postage during a time when Oregon continues to suffer a period of slow economic growth.

Oregon is one of only a handful of states that offer voters a variety of online services including the ablility to update your registration, track your ballot and find the nearest ballot drop sites. Just go to www.oregonvotes.org and click on My Vote.

Thank you for taking your civic responsibility seriously and making your voice heard.

Secretary of State Signature
Kate Brown
Secretary of State


Click the link below to download a .pdf version of the Voters' Pamphlet or click on the Representative in Congress link for the individual candidate statements.

2012 Special Election Voters' Pamphlet (pdf)

Candidate Statements

James Foster
Rob Cornilles
Suzanne Bonamici
Steven Reynolds

Elections Division, Oregon Secretary of State • 136 State Capitol • Salem, OR 97310-0722