Summary: In the Southwest suburbs, Jim Zupancic failed in his House bid despite raising more than his opponent
The race for Senate District 19, including portions of Lake Oswego, West Linn and Tualatin, was the second-most expensive in Oregon, racking up total expenditures of $937,305, according to reports filed last week.
Republican Bob Tiernan, 47, a Lake Oswego attorney and former state representative, remained the biggest money-raiser among Southwest suburban candidates on the Nov. 5 ballot, followed by Democrat Richard Devlin, 50, a former three-term representative and legal investigator from Tualatin. Despite the money edge, Devlin emerged the winner.
During the final campaign reporting period, Tiernan raised $130,571, bringing his overall total to $483,832. He reported total expenditures of $479,656.
Tiernan received contributions from several sources, raising his overall totals to $121,297 from the Leadership Fund; $40,000 from Oregon Victory Committee; $30,000 from Associated Oregon Industries Center for Citizen Leadership; $20,970 from Oregon Restaurant Association; $12,826 from Citizens for a Sound Economy; $11,000 from Friends of David Nelson; $7,000 from the Association of Oregon Loggers; and $5,000 apiece from Oregon Business Leadership Council and Rod Aycox, a Salem title loan salesman.
Devlin reported contributions of $74,860, raising his overall total to $427,656. His overall expenditures were $457,649.
Devlin received contributions that raised his overall totals to $98,344 from the Senate Democratic Leadership Fund; $74,500 from the Oregon Education Association; $17,793 from the Oregon League of Conservation Voters; $9,133 from Oregon Beverage PAC; $5,000 from Basic Rights of Oregon PAC; $4,722 from 21st Century Democrats; $3,500 from Oregon Nurses PAC; and $2,500 apiece from Oregon State Firefighters Council and Oregonians to Maintain Community Standards.
Other races and totals: House District 38 Republican Jim Zupancic, 50, a Lake Oswego attorney, was the money-raising leader but lost to Democrat Greg Macpherson.
Zupancic reported new contributions of $103,650, raising his overall total to $318,248. He reported total expenditures of $329,270.
Zupancic's contributions included $43,156 from Majority 2002; $40,000 from Oregon Victory PAC; $18,500 from Oregon Restaurant Association PAC; $13,900 from Friends of Karen Minnis; $9,000 from Oregon Auto Dealers Association; $7,000 apiece from Oregon Grocery Industry PAC, ABC State PAC and Re-Elect Susan Morgan Committee of Myrtle Creek; $6,000 from Tim Knopp for State Representative of Bend; $5,500 from Oregon Concrete & Aggregate Producers Association; $5,500 from Oregon Realtors PAC; and $5,000 apiece from Oregon Forest Industries PAC, Oregon Business Leadership Council and Rod Aycox, a Salem title salesman.
Macpherson, 52, also a Lake Oswego attorney, reported new contributions of $50,371, boosting his cumulative total to $242,800. He reported total expenditures of $258,510.
Macpherson received contributions boosting his overall totals to $50,742 from Future PAC; $17,714 from Oregon League of Conservation Voters; $8,409 from himself; and $4,685 from 21st Century Democrats. House District 37 Sen. Randy Miller, R-West Linn, won election to the House after serving two terms in the Senate and five previous terms in the House. He reported new contributions of $14,705 , raising his cumulative total to $32,905. He reported overall expenditures of $37,822.
Miller, 55, an attorney, reported new contributions of $1,205 from Kessler Knutsen & Co. of Portland and $1,000 apiece from Health PAC, Kroger, Safeway and Natural Gas PAC.
Tualatin Democrat Bill Gleason, 76, a former Tualatin city councilor, did not submit financial reports, indicating his totals would not reach $300. House District 35 Rep. Max Williams, R-Tigard, a two-term incumbent, cruised to re-election while reporting new contributions of $12,700, boosting his overall total to $51,373. He reported cumulative expenditures of $57,343.
Williams, 39, an attorney, reported latest contributions of $1,000 apiece from Hewlett Packard, Natural Gas PAC, Oregon Realtors PAC and Kroger.
Democrat Geoff Sinclair of Tigard, 28, a insurance claims consultant, reported new contributions of $170, raising his cumulative total to $2,090. He reported total expenditures of $4,253. House District 26 Rep. Jerry Krummel, R-Wilsonville, reported new contributions of $13,525, boosting his overall total to $39,432 in his successful run for re-election. He reported cumulative expenditures of $33,398.
Krummel, 49, a small-business owner, listed contributions of $1,500 from Kroger; $1,250 from Oregon Manufactured Housing PAC; and $1,000 apiece from Safeway, Anheuser Busch Cos., ORPAC, Liberty Northwest, Philip Morris Inc. and Natural Gas PAC.
Democrat Rick Ross, 65, of Sherwood, a farm business owner and chairman of the Washington County Democratic Party, reported new contributions of $400, raising his overall total to $5,552 against expenditures of $5,333. Ross reported a $1,000 contribution from Charles Philpot, retired, from Sherwood. Senate District 13 Sen. Charles Starr, R-Hillsboro, a first-term Senate incumbent after serving three terms in the House, won re-election while reporting new contributions of $13,008. His overall total was $52,525 against cumulative expenditures of $25,918.
Starr, 70, a farmer, reported contributions of $2,500 from Philip Morris Inc. and $1,000 apiece from Health Insurance PAC, Natural Gas PAC, McDonald's Owners-Operators of Oregon and Oregon Truck PAC.
Democrat Ken Crowley, 40, a Wilsonville attorney, reported new contributions of $1,500, which increased his cumulative total of $17,449. Crowley reported overall expenditures of $18,733.