|Oregon's 3rd congressional district|
Oregon's 3rd congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
|Area||1,021 sq mi (2,640 km2)|
Oregon's 3rd congressional district covers most of Multnomah County, including Gresham, Troutdale, and most of Portland east of the Willamette River (parts of Northwest and Southwest Portland lie in the 1st and 5th districts). It also includes the northeastern part of Clackamas County. Generally, most of Portland east of the Willamette River is in the 3rd District.
The district has been represented by Democrat Earl Blumenauer since a 1996 special election. It is the second-most Democratic district in the Pacific Northwest, with a Cook Partisan Voting Index of D+24; only Washington's 7th congressional district is more Democratic.
List of members representing the district
|District home||Electoral history|
|District created||March 4, 1913|
|Republican||March 4, 1913 –
March 3, 1915
|63rd||Portland||Redistricted from the 2nd district.|
Clifton N. McArthur
|Republican||March 4, 1915 –
March 3, 1923
|Democratic||March 4, 1923 –
March 3, 1925
Maurice E. Crumpacker
|Republican||March 4, 1925 –
July 24, 1927
|Vacant||July 24, 1927 –|
October 18, 1927
Franklin F. Korell
|Republican||October 18, 1927 –
March 3, 1931
Charles H. Martin
|Democratic||March 4, 1931 –
January 3, 1935
|Portland||Elected Governor of Oregon in 1934|
William A. Ekwall
|Republican||January 3, 1935 –
January 3, 1937
Nan Wood Honeyman
|Democratic||January 3, 1937 –
January 3, 1939
|75th||Portland||First woman elected to Congress from Oregon|
Homer D. Angell
|Republican||January 3, 1939 –
January 3, 1955
|Democratic||January 3, 1955 –
December 31, 1974
Retired in 1974 and resigned early
Robert B. Duncan
|Democratic||January 3, 1975 –
January 3, 1981
|Democratic||January 3, 1981 –
February 5, 1996
Resigned when elected to the US Senate
|Vacant||February 5, 1996 –|
May 21, 1996
|Democratic||May 21, 1996 –
Recent presidential elections
|Election results from presidential races|
|2012||President||Obama 72 - 25%|
|2016||President||Clinton 71 - 23%|
Recent election results
Sources (official results only):
- Elections History from the Oregon Secretary of State website
- Election Statistics from the website of the Clerk of the United States House of Representatives
1996 special election
A special election was held on May 21, 1996 to fill the vacancy created when incumbent Ron Wyden resigned effective February 5, 1996 after winning a special election to the United States Senate. The winner of the election, Earl Blumenauer, served the remainder of Wyden's two-year term.
|Pacific Green||Joe Keating||4,336||4.03|
|Socialist||Victoria P. Guillebeau||2,452||2.28|
|Pacific Green||Joe Keating||9,274||3.74|
|Libertarian||Bruce Alexander Knight||4,474||1.80|
|Socialist||Victoria P. Guillebeau||2,449||0.99|
|Libertarian||Bruce Alexander Knight||16,930||9.23|
|Socialist||Walter F. Brown||10,199||5.56|
|Republican||Jeffery L. Pollack||64,128||23.65|
|Pacific Green||Tre Arrow||15,763||5.81|
|Libertarian||Bruce Alexander Knight||4,942||1.821|
|Socialist||Walter F. Brown||4,703||1.73|
|Socialist||Walter F. Brown||6,538||2.78|
|Socialist||Walter F. Brown||10,678||3.08|
|Pacific Green||Michael Meo||15,063||4.42|
|Pacific Green||Michael Meo||6,197||2.25|
|Pacific Green||Woodrow Broadnax||13,159||3.70|
|Libertarian||Jeffrey J. Langan||6,381||2.21|
|Pacific Green||Michael Meo||12,106||4.19|
|Independent||David W. Walker||78,154||20.44|
|Constitution||Michael P. Marsh||1,487||0.4|
Historical district boundaries
Before the 2002 redistricting, the whole of Multnomah County was included in the district; it lost southwest Portland to the 1st and 5th districts, but it gained most of its current portion of Clackamas County.
- Center for New Media & Promotion (CNMP), US Census Bureau. "My Congressional District". www.census.gov.
- "Partisan Voting Index – Districts of the 115th Congress" (PDF). The Cook Political Report. April 7, 2017. Retrieved April 7, 2017.
- Mapes, Jeff (June 29, 2011). "Oregon legislators reach agreement on congressional redistricting". The Oregonian. Retrieved July 27, 2011.
- "Oregon's Congressional Districts (Senate Bill 990)" (PDF). Oregon Legislative Assembly. Retrieved July 27, 2011.
- Martis, Kenneth C. (1989). The Historical Atlas of Political Parties in the United States Congress. New York: Macmillan Publishing Company.
- Martis, Kenneth C. (1982). The Historical Atlas of United States Congressional Districts. New York: Macmillan Publishing Company.
- Congressional Biographical Directory of the United States 1774–present