General election for Oregon State Senate District 28
Informed voters seek information on a variety of candidates to make a voting decision. There are many resources available both online and in print. The League of Women Voters always publishes voter information pamphlets prior to General Elections. You may contact the LWV or your local library for a copy.
Oregon State Senate
The Oregon State Senate is the upper chamber of the Oregon State Legislature. Alongside the Oregon House of Representatives, it forms the legislative branch of the Oregon state government. It works with the governor of Oregon to create laws and establish a state budget. Legislative authority and responsibilities of the Oregon State Senate include:
- passing bills on public policy matters
- setting levels for state spending
- raising and lowering taxes
- voting to uphold or override gubernatorial vetoes.
|A total of 16 seats out of the chamber’s 30 seats are up for election in 2020.|
|Oregon has a Democratic state government trifecta. A trifecta exists when one political party simultaneously holds the governor’s office and majorities in both state legislative chambers.|
About the chamber
Members of the Oregon State Senate serve four-year terms and are not subject to term limits. Oregon legislators assume office the second Monday in January. Each district of the Oregon State Senate is made up of two districts of the Oregon House of Representatives.