Democrats surge in voter registration Oregon Democrats are signing up new voters in droves this year, along with

converts from other parties and independent voters. Democrats had 43.2 percent of Oregon’s registered voters at the end of June, compared to 33 percent for Republicans. That 10.2 percentage-point edge is up from 3.8 percentage points at the end of January. Shifting voter allegiances could help Democrats pick up more suburban Portland House seats this fall, giving Democrats more po wer to enact tax and other policies in Salem. District Incumbent Party edge in January Party edge in June GOP up 6 Demos up 15.5% Demos up 13.9% Demos up 7.5% Demos up 5.4% Demos up 15.2% Demos up 9.6% Demos up 1.7% Demos up 17.4% Demos up 2.2% Demos up 15.7% Demos up 16.6% Demos up 15.3% Demos up 8.8% Demos up 3.4% Demos up 6.0%

HOUSE Dist. 26 — Jerry Krummel, R-Wilsonville* GOP up 12.5% Dist. 27 — Tobias Read, D-Beaverton Demos up 7.0% Dist. 28 — Jeff Barker, D-Aloha Demos up 7.0% Dist. 29 — Chuck Riley, D-Hillsboro Demos up 1.8% Dist. 30 — David Edwards, D-Hillsboro GOP up 1.6% Dist. 34 — Chris Harker, D-Beaverton Demos up 6.4% Dist. 35 — Larry Galizio, D-Tigard Demos up 1.9% Dist. 37 — Scott Bruun, R-West Linn GOP up 6.1% Dist. 38 — Greg Macpherson, D-LO Demos up 8.0% Dist. 39 — Wayne Scott, R-Canby GOP up 2.6% Dist. 40 — Dave Hunt, D-Gladstone Demos up 10.9% Dist. 48 — Mike Schaufler, D-Happy Valley Demos up 10.9% Dist. 49 — Karen Minnis, R-Wood Village Demos up 9.6% Dist. 50 — John Lim, R-Gresham Demos up 3.9% Dist. 51 — Linda Flores, R-Clackamas GOP up 1.8% Dist. 52 — Patti Smith, R-Corbett Demos up 1.1% *Replacement pending

SENATE Dist. 14 — Mark Hass, D-Raleigh Hills Demos up 6.9% Dist. 17 — Suzanne Bonamici, D-Beaverton Demos up 11.1% Dist. 25 — Laurie Monnes Anderson, D-Gresham Demos up 4.5% CONGRESS District 5 — Darlene Hooley, D-West Linn (Source: Oregon Elections Division) GOP up 1.0%

Demos up 14.8% Demos up 20.5% Demos up 11.9% Demos up 5.2%