Measure 88-supporting politicians disconnected from Oregon voters
By docfnc OregonLive.com on November 17, 2014 at 10:24 AM, updated November 17, 2014 at 4:46 PM
By David Olen Cross
The Oregon November 4, 2014 General Election should send a clear message to Governor John Kitzhaber, Labor Commissioner Brad Avakian and members of the Oregon State Legislature who supported Ballot Measure 88 (formerly known as Senate Bill 833) that a very strong majority of the state’s voters rejected the idea of the Oregon Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) issuing driver cards to illegal immigrants — foreign nationals illegally in the state.
Oregon voters rejected Ballot Measure 88, the idea of illegal immigrants being granted by the DMV a state issued identity in the form of a driver card, in 35 of the state’s 36 counties; only in Multnomah County did voters pass Measure 88.
Although the count is not quite official, the Oregon Secretary of State Elections office reports, as of November 17th, Ballot Measure 88 had been rejected by 66.11 percent of the voters, 972,435 of the 1,470,907 votes cast on Measure 88.
What follows below are complete lists of the names of Democrat and Republican elected officials currently in office who voted for, were sponsors of, or supporters of SB 833.
Furthermore, the lists include the elected officials who gave campaign or personal money to pass Ballot Measure 88.
Governor of Oregon:
Kitzhaber, John, supported and signed into law SB 833.
Labor Commissioner of Oregon:
Avakian, Brad, supported SB 833, gave $3,200.
Democrat senators who voted for or were sponsors of SB 833:
Bates, Alan (SD-3);
Beyer, Lee (SD-6);
Burdick, Ginny (SD-18);
Courtney, Peter (SD-11); gave $5,000.00;
Dembrow, Michael (SD-23), formerly a state representative (HD-45), gave $1,500.00; Devlin, Richard (SD-19);
Edwards, Chris (SD-7);
Hass, Mark (SD-14), gave $500.00;
Monnes Anderson, Laurie (SD-25);
Monroe, Rod (SD-24), gave $250.00; 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), gave $500.00;
Steiner Hayward, Elizabeth (SD-17), gave $500.00.
Republican senators who voted for or were sponsors of 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.
Democrat representatives who voted for or were sponsors of SB 833:
Bailey, Jules (HD-42);
Barker, Jeff (HD-28);
Barnhart, Phil (HD-11);
Barton, Brent (HD-40), gave $1,000.00;
Boone, Deborah (HD-32);
Buckley, Peter (HD-5), gave $1,500.00;
Clem, Brian (HD-21);
Doherty, Margaret (HD-35);
Fagan, Shemia (HD-51);
Fredrick, Lew (HD-43), gave $250.00;
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, gave $500.00;
Holvey, Paul (HD-8);
Hoyle, Val (HD-14), gave $5,001.00;
Keny-Guyer, Alissa (HD-46), gave $2,500.00;
Komp, Betty (HD-22);
Kotek, Tina (HD-44) ), gave $5,000.00;
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, legislative liaison to Oregon Commission on Hispanic Affairs, gave $1000.00;
Williamson, Jennifer (HD-36);
Witt, Brad (HD-31).
Republican representatives who voted for or were sponsors of SB 833:
Davis, John (HD-26);
Gilliam, Vic (HD-18), sponsor of SB 833, gave $2,000.00;
Johnson, Mark (HD-52), sponsor of SB 833;
Jenson, Bob (HD-58);
Smith, Greg (HD-57).
The preceding elected officials gave campaign and personal money totaling $30,201.00 in an attempt to pass Measure 88.
Oregon’s 972,435 voters who rejected Measure 88 should contact their governor, labor commissioner and legislators and tell them in the future to reject the idea of any legislation that would require the DMV to grant a state issued identity in the form of a driver card to illegal immigrants — foreign nationals illegally in the state.
Here is how voters can contact their governor, labor commissioner, and members of the state legislature (See links):
Labor commissioner: http://www.bradavakian.com/contact/
Find who represents me: http://www.oregonlegislature.gov/FindYourLegislator/leg-search.html
State senators: http://www.oregonlegislature.gov/senate/
State representatives: http://www.oregonlegislature.gov/house/
David Olen Cross of Salem writes on immigration issues and foreign national crime. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.