Who are the members of the Oregon State Legislature that voted to give driver’s cards to the undocumented?
December 26, 2013
Radio talk show host Lars Larson asked me on air during a recent “Lars Larson Show: Criminal Alien of the Week Report” to disclose the names of members of the Oregon State Legislature who voted to give driver’s cards to the undocumented (foreign nationals illegally in the country). With limited air time available during the Criminal Alien of the Week Report, I was unable to give all the individual names of state legislators who voted for Senate Bill 833. What follows below are complete alphabetical lists of the names of the 59 state senators and representatives, Democrats and Republicans, who voted for or were sponsors of SB 833.
Democratic Senators who voted for or were sponsors SB 833:
Bates, Alan (SD-3);
Beyer, Lee (SD-6);
Burdick, Ginny (SD-18);
Courtney, Peter (SD-11);
Devlin, Richard (SD-19);
Dingfelder, Jackie (SD-23), no longer a state senator;
Edwards, Chris (SD-7);
Hass, Mark (SD-14);
Monnes Anderson, Laurie (SD-25);
Monroe, Rod (SD-24);
Prozanski, Floyd (SD-4);
Roblan, Arnie (SD-5), sponsor of SB 833;
Rosenbaum, Diane (SD-21);
Shields, Chip (SD-22), sponsor of SB 833, legislative liaison to Oregon Commission on Hispanic Affairs (Note: Senator Shields excused from vote);
Steiner Hayward, Elizabeth (SD-17).
Republican Senators who voted for or were sponsors SB 833:
Baertschiger Jr., Herman (SD-2);
Boquist, Brain (SD-12);
Ferrioli, Ted (SD-30);
George, Larry (SD-13);
Hansell, Bill (SD-29), sponsor of SB 833;
Thomsen, Chuck (SD-26), sponsor of SB 833.
Democratic Representatives who voted for or were sponsors SB 833:
Bailey, Jules (HD-42);
Barker, Jeff (HD-28);
Barnhart, Phil (HD-11);
Barton, Brent (HD-40);
Boone, Deborah (HD-32);
Buckley, Peter (HD-5);
Clem, Brian (HD-21);
Dembrow, Michael (HD-45), no longer a state representative, now a senator (SD-23);
Doherty, Margaret (HD-35);
Fagan, Shemia (HD-51);
Fredrick, Lew (HD-43);
Gallegos, Joe (HD-30);
Garrett, Chris (HD-38);
Gelser, Sara (HD-16);
Gomberg, David (HD-10);
Gorsek, Chris (HD-49);
Greenlick, Mitch (HD33);
Harker, Chris (HD-34), sponsor of SB 833, legislative liaison to Oregon Commission on Hispanic Affairs;
Holvey, Paul (HD-8);
Hoyle, Val (HD-14);
Keny-Guyer, Alissa (HD-46);
Komp, Betty (HD-22);
Kotek, Tina (HD-44);
Matthews, Greg (HD-50);
McKeown, Caddy (HD-9);
Nathanson, Nancy (HD-13);
Read, Tobias (HD-27);
Reardon, Jeff (HD-48);
Tomei, Carolyn (HD-41);
Unger, Ben (HD-29);
Vega Pederson, Jessica (HD-47), sponsor of SB 833;
Williamson, Jennifer (HD-36);
Witt, Brad (HD-31).
Republican Representatives who voted for or were sponsors SB 833:
Davis, John (HD-26);
Gilliam, Vic (HD-18), sponsor of SB 833;
Johnson, Mark (HD-52), sponsor of SB 833;
Jenson, Bob (HD-58);
Smith, Greg (HD-57).
Oregonians who are registered voters, here is a political fact of life for the preceding members of the Oregon State Legislature who voted for SB 833, a vote to give the undocumented driver’s cards, many will have to face the state’s voters in the relatively near future; all state representatives every two years and half of the state senators every four years.
Here are two important facts Oregon registered voters should share with their legislators who voted for SB 833 in 2013, who are also seeking reelection in 2014:
First, more than 70,973 of the state’s registered voters (many of them legislators’ constituents) signed the referendum 301 petition to stop SB 833 from becoming state law on January 1, 2014.
Second, the undocumented of this state are not the registered voters during the 2014 election cycle who will be voting to return legislators to office that voted for SB 833.
A call to action, Oregon’s registered voters who didn’t like their state senator or representative voting for SB 833 should contact those legislators and tell them to reject any future support for the legislation (See link below to look up who represents you in the Oregon State Legislature).
Find who represents me: http://www.oregonlegislature.gov/FindYourLegislator/leg-search.html
Oregon State Senators: http://www.oregonlegislature.gov/senate/
Oregon State Representatives: http://www.oregonlegislature.gov/house/