Statewide Elections in 2018

House

All members of the State House of Representatives hold 2 year terms of office. All districts are on the ballot in 2018.

The map at right shows Deschutes County in orange and the districts which include our county are in yellow. Click to enlarge.

 

Who are the incumbents?

All Republicans. For now.

Knute Buehler is giving up HD 54 in Bend to run for governor.

Gene Whisnant in HD 53 is rumored to be retiring this year... but he's been saying that for years now.

Mike Powell in HD 55 was anticipating a sweetheart federal appointment from the Trump administration... but got passed over. He remains the House Minority Leader.

John Huffman in HD 59 abruptly resigned expecting to get a sweetheart federal appointment in the Trump administration... and he actually got it! Daniel Bonham from The Dalles has been appointed to fill the remainder of his term.

Who's running so far?

House District 54

This district neatly covers most of Bend. Demographically, it is roughly composed of one third each Democratic, Republican, and non-affiliated voters by voter registration, although it is leaning more heavily Democratic in recent years.

Senate

Members of the State Senate hold office for 4 years. Only half will be on the ballot in 2018.

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