A history of Oregon governor’s races

Here is the history of elections for governor in Oregon:


In 2014, Democrat John Kitzhaber secured his fourth term overall as governor, and second consecutive, by beating Republican Dennis Richardson 733,230 to 648,542. Kitzhaber also served as governor from 1995 to 2003. However, he didn’t hold the office long, as an influence-peddling scheme involving his fiancée Cylvia Hayes led to his resignation. Richardson went on to become secretary of state. Kate Brown succeeds Kitzhaber when he resigns.


In 2009, Kitzhaber announced he was aiming once again for the governor’s chair, and the following year won a close race against former Portland Trail Blazer Chris Dudley, who ran on the Republican ticket. Kitzhaber garnered 716,525 to Dudley’s 694,287.


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