Measure 88 election results in Multnomah County

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Measure 88 election results in Multnomah County
By docfnc OregonLive.com on February 10, 2015 at 8:26 PM, updated February 10, 2015 at 8:27 PM

By David Olen Cross

The dramatic defeat of Ballot Measure 88 (formerly Senate Bill 833) in the November 4, 2014 Oregon General Election in 35 of the state’s 36 counties showed how disconnected from voters many members of the state legislature were in their effort to legitimize in some way the presence of foreign nationals illegally in the state (illegal immigrants).

A reminder, Measure 88 was legislation that would have required the Oregon Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) to issue driver cards, a state issued photo identity, to illegal immigrants.

Statewide 983,576 Oregon voters (66 percent) rejected Measure 88.

Media sources reported Measure 88, a statewide referendum, was passed by voters in only Multnomah County.

In Multnomah County 162,565 voters (55.41 percent) were for and 130,823 voters (44.59 percent) were against Measure 88.

To the less informed, statewide referendums are not decided on a county by county vote; even in Oregon elections referenda are still decided by individual voters — one man / one woman — one vote.

Most media reporting lacked in any real detail on how voters in Multnomah County actually voted on Measure 88.

A historically reminder, it was members of the Oregon State Legislature who passed Senate Bill 833 in 2013, many of them senators or representatives whose legislative districts represented portions or parts of Multnomah County.

Getting to the point, Measure 88 didn’t pass in every senate or house district of legislators representing parts of portions of Multnomah County who supported this now resoundingly rejected legislation.

Let us dissect the elections results of Measure 88 (M88) in the senate districts (SD##) and house districts (HD##) directly connected to Multnomah County that voted for or against Senate Bill 833 (SB 833).

Here are the state senators (Sen.) currently elected to office who voted for SB 833 (Note: Sen. Betsy Johnson (SD-16) was excused from the vote on SB 833 in 2013):

1. Sen. Mark Hass (SD-14) — represents a small portion of Multnomah (Multnomah) and part of one other county. Hass voted for SB833. Of the 1,110 votes cast in the Multnomah part of SD-14 on M88, 618 voters (55.67 percent) were for and 492 voters (44.32 percent) were against the legislation.

2. Sen. Betsy Johnson (SD-16) — represents a small portion of Multnomah and parts or the entirety of five other counties. Johnson was excused from the vote on SB 833. Of the 2,762 votes cast in the Multnomah part of SD-16 on M88, 1,299 voters (47.03 percent) were for and 1,463 voters (52.97 percent) were against the legislation.

3. Sen. Elizabeth Steiner Hayward (SD-17) — represents a portion of Multnomah and part of one other county. Steiner Hayward voted for SB833. Of the 9,293 votes cast in the Multnomah part of SD-17 on M88, 5,823 voters (62.66 percent) were for and 3,470 voters (37.34 percent) were against the legislation.

4. Sen. Ginny Burdick (SD-18) — represents a portion of Multnomah and part of one other county. Burdick voted for SB833. Of the 33,811 votes cast in the Multnomah part of SD-18 on M88, 21,052 voters (62.26 percent) were for and 12,759 voters (37.74 percent) were against the legislation.

5. Sen. Richard Devlin (SD-19) — represents a portion of Multnomah and parts of two other counties. Devlin voted for SB833. Of the 14,894 votes cast in the Multnomah part of SD-19 on M88, 8,793 voters (59.04 percent) were for and 6,101 voters (40.96 percent) were against the legislation.

6. Sen. Diane Rosenbaum (SD-21) — represents a portion Multnomah and part of one other county. Rosenbaum voted for SB833. Of the 44,684 votes cast in the Multnomah part of SD-21 on M88, 32,036 voters (71.69 percent) were for and 12,648 voters (28.30 percent) were against the legislation.

7. Sen. Chip Shields (SD-22) — represents a portion Multnomah which exists entirely within boundaries the county. Shields, a sponsor of SB 833, voted for SB833. Of the 55,608 votes cast in the district on M88, 37,374 voters (67.21 percent) were for and 18,234 voters (32.79 percent) were against the legislation.

8. Sen. Michael Dembrow (SD-23) — represents a portion Multnomah which exists entirely within boundaries the county. Dembrow voted for SB833 when he was a state representative. Of the 54,838 votes cast in SD-23 on M88, 32,909 voters (60.01 percent) were for and 21,929 voters (39.99 percent) were against the legislation.

9. Sen. Rod Monroe (SD-24) — represents a portion Multnomah and part of one other county. Monroe voted for SB833. Of the 26,039 votes cast in the Multnomah part of SD-24 on M88, 9,319 voters (35.79 percent) were for and 16,720 voters (64.21 percent) were against the legislation.

10. Sen. Laurie Monnes Anderson (SD-25) — represents a portion Multnomah which exists entirely within boundaries the county. Monnes Anderson voted for SB833. Of the 36,288 votes cast in SD-25 on M88, 9,451 voters (26.04 percent) were for and 26,837 voters (73.95 percent) were against the legislation.

11. Sen. Chuck Thomsen (SD-26) — represents a portion Multnomah and parts or the entirety of two other counties. Thomsen, a sponsor of SB 833, voted for SB833. Of the 14,031 votes cast in the Multnomah part of SD-26 on M88, 3,891 voters (27.73 percent) were for and 10,140 voters (72.27 percent) were against the legislation.

In Multnomah County, Measure 88 was rejected by voters in four of the eleven state senate districts that represent parts or portions of the county in the state legislature.

Obviously three of the preceding Senators, Rod Monroe (SD-24), Laurie Monnes Anderson (SD-25) and Chuck Thomsen (SD-26), misrepresented their constituents in supporting and voting for SB 833.

Here are the state representatives (Rep.) currently elected to office who voted for SB 833 (Note: Five Rep. on this list Ann Lininger (HD-38), Kathleen Taylor (HD-41), Rob Nosse (HD-42), Barbara Smith Warner (HD-45) and Carla C. Piluso (HD-50) were not appointed or elected to office at the time SB 833 was voted on in the state legislature in 2013. These current representatives’ names were included on the following list to inform them and constituent voters of the election results on M88 in the legislators’ individual house districts. Their predecessors’ representing these same five house districts, former state representatives Chris Garrett (HD-38); Carolyn Tomei (HD-41), Jules Bailey (HD-42), Michael Dembrow (HD-45) and Greg Matthews (HD-50), all voted for SB 833):

1. Rep. Tobias Read (HD-27) — represents a small portion of Multnomah and part of one other county. Read voted for SB833. Of the 1,110 votes cast in the Multnomah part of HD-27 on M88, 618 voters (55.67 percent) were for and 492 voters (44.32 percent) were against the legislation.

2. Rep. Brad Witt (HD-31) — represents a portion Multnomah and two other counties. Witt voted for SB833. Of the 2,762 votes cast in the Multnomah part of HD-31on M88, 1,299 voters (47.03 percent) were for and 1,463 voters (52.97 percent) were against the legislation.

3. Rep. Mitch Greenlick (HD-33) — represents a portion Multnomah and part of one other county. Greenlick voted for SB833. Of the 9,293 votes cast in the Multnomah part of HD-35 on M88, 5,823 voters (62.66 percent) were for and 3,470 voters (37.34 percent) were against the legislation.

4. Rep. Rep. Margaret Doherty (HD-35) — represents a portion Multnomah and parts of two other counties. Doherty voted for SB833. Of the 4,361 votes cast in the Multnomah part of HD-35 on M88, 2,380 voters (54.57 percent) were for and 1,981 voters (45.42 percent) were against the legislation.

5. Rep. Jennifer Williamson (HD-36) — represents a portion Multnomah which exists entirely within boundaries the county. Williamson voted for SB833. Of the 29,450 votes cast in HD-36 on M88, 18,672 voters (63.40 percent) were for and 10,778 voters (36.60 percent) were against the legislation.

6. Rep. Ann Lininger (HD-38) — represents a portion Multnomah and parts of two other counties. Lininger did not vote on SB 833. Of the 14,924 votes cast in the Multnomah part of HD-38 on M88, 8,793 voters (58.92 percent) were for and 6,131 voters (41.08 percent) were against the legislation.

7. Rep. Kathleen Taylor (HD-41) — represents a portion Multnomah and part of one other county. Taylor did not vote on SB 833. Of the 12,417 votes cast in the Multnomah part of HD-41 on M88, 7,975 voters (64.23 percent) were for and 4,442 voters (35.77 percent) were against the legislation.

8. Rep. Rob Nosse (HD-42) — represents a portion Multnomah which exists entirely within boundaries the county. Nosse did not vote on SB 833. Of the 32,285 votes cast in HD-42 on M88, 24,061 voters (74.53 percent) were for and 8,224 voters (25.47 percent) were against the legislation.

9. Rep. Lew Fredrick (HD-43) — represents a portion Multnomah which exists entirely within boundaries the county. Fredrick voted for SB833. Of the 30,892 votes cast in HD-43 on M88, 22,575 voters (73.08 percent) were for and 8,317 voters (26.92 percent) were against the legislation.

10. Rep. Tina Kotek (HD-44) — represents a portion Multnomah which exists entirely within boundaries the county. Kotek voted for SB833. Of the 24,716 votes cast in HD-44 on M88, 14,799 voters (59.88 percent) were for and 9,917 voters (40.12 percent) were against the legislation.

11. Rep. Barbara Smith Warner (HD-45) — represents a portion Multnomah which exists entirely within boundaries the county. Smith Warner did not vote on SB 833. Of the 28,704 votes cast in HD-45 on M88, 17,079 voters (59.50 percent) were for and 11,625 voters (40.50 percent) were against the legislation.

12. Rep. Alissa Keny-Guyer (HD-46) — represents a portion Multnomah which exists entirely within boundaries the county. Keny-Guyer voted for SB833. Of the 26,134 votes cast in HD-46 on M88, 15,830 voters (60.57 percent) were for and 10,304 voters (39.43 percent) were against the legislation.

13. Rep. Jessica Vega Pederson (HD-47) sponsor of SB 833 — represents a portion Multnomah which exists entirely within boundaries the county. Vega Pederson voted for SB833. Of the 17,664 votes cast in HD-47 on M88, 5,995 voters (33.94 percent) were for and 11,669 voters (66.06 percent) were against the legislation.

14. Rep. Jeff Reardon (HD-48) — represents a portion Multnomah and part of one other county. Reardon voted for SB833. Of the 8,375 votes cast in the Multnomah part of HD-48 on M88, 3,324 voters (39.69 percent) were for and 5,051 voters (60.31 percent) were against the legislation.

15. Rep. Chris Gorsek (HD-49) — represents a portion Multnomah which exists entirely within boundaries the county. Gorsek voted for SB833. Of the 17,465 votes cast in HD-49 on M88, 4,628 voters (26.50 percent) were for and 12,837 voters (73.50 percent) were against the legislation.

16. Rep. Carla C. Piluso (HD-50) — represents a portion Multnomah which exists entirely within boundaries the county. Piluso did not vote on SB 833. Of the 18,823 votes cast in HD-50 on M88, 4,823 voters (25.62 percent) were for and 14,000 voters (74.38 percent) were against the legislation.

17. Rep. Shemia Fagan (HD-51) — represents a portion Multnomah and part of one other county. Fagan voted for SB833. Of the 8,599 votes cast in the Multnomah part of HD-51 on M88, 2,516 voters (29.26 percent) were for and 6,083 voters (70.74 percent) were against the legislation.

18. Rep. Mark Johnson (HD-52) — represents a portion Multnomah and parts of two other counties. Johnson, a sponsor of SB 833, voted for SB833. Of the 5,432 votes cast in the Multnomah part of HD-52 on M88, 1,375 voters (25.31 percent) were for and 4,057 voters (74.69 percent) were against the legislation.

In Multnomah County Measure 88 was rejected in seven of the eighteen state house districts that represent parts or portions of the county in the state legislature.

Clearly six of the preceding Representatives, Brad Witt (HD-31), Jessica Vega Pederson (HD-47), Jeff Reardon (HD-48), Chris Gorsek (HD-49), Shemia Fagan (HD-51) and Mark Johnson (HD-52), misrepresented their constituents in supporting and voting for SB 833.

Oregon voters living in Multnomah County who rejected Measure 88 during the 2014 General Election, the idea that illegal immigrants should be granted diver cards that would legitimize in some way their presence in the state, should contact their state senator and representative and tell them in the future to oppose any legislation that would require the DMV to grant a state issued identity in the form of a driver card to illegal immigrants.

Here is how Oregon voters can look up and contact their legislators who represent them in the state legislature (See links): 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 docfnc@yahoo.com

http://blog.oregonlive.com/myoregon/2015/02/measure_88_election_results_in.html

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