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Who Really Represents Oregon?
Meet Your Member: Sen. Gordon Smith (OR)
Source: Congressional Pictorial Directory, 109th Congress.
|SMITH, Gordon Harold, (cousin of Morris King Udall and Stewart Lee Udall), a Senator from Oregon; born in Pendleton, Oregon, May 25, 1952; relocated with his family to Bethesda, Maryland, where he attended the public schools; served a two year church mission in New Zealand; graduated from Brigham Young University 1976; received law degree from Southwestern University School of Law, Los Angeles 1979; admitted to the New Mexico bar 1979, Arizona bar 1980; law clerk, New Mexico supreme court 1979-1980; practiced law in Arizona; president of Smith Frozen Foods; member, Oregon State senate 1992-1997, president 1995-1997; unsuccessful candidate for election to the United States Senate in January 6, 1996, special election for the remainder of the term ending January 7, 1999, left vacant by the resignation of Robert W. Packwood; elected as a Republican to the United States Senate in 1996, becoming the first individual to run for a states two United States Senate seats in one calendar year; reelected in 2002 for the term ending January 3, 2009; chair, Special Committee on Aging (One Hundred Ninth Congress).
Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 2006.
|Summary data about Sen. Gordon Smith|
|% of Vote Received in Last General Election*||56.21 %|
|Special Interest Money Ranking||18 out of 100|
|Contributions from Lobbyists Ranking||27 out of 90|
|Contributions from Out-of-State Ranking||43 out of 100|
|Contributions from Small Donors Ranking||61 out of 100|
|Contributions from PACs Ranking||3 out of 100|
|Total Contributions from Lobbyists, 2000-2005||$ 294,105|
|Contributions from Lobbyists Per Cycle (adjusted)‡||$ 94,705|
|Total Contributions from Out-of-State 2000 Cycle to Present||$ 1,674,391|
|% of Contributions from Out-of-State††||40.60 %|
|Contributions from Out-of-State Per Cycle (adjusted)‡||$ 572,823|
|Contributions from Small Donors||$ 2,777,879|
|Contributions from Small Donors Per Cycle (adjusted)‡||$ 942,106|
|% of Contributions from Small Donors||40.30 %|
|Contributions from PACs, 2000 Cycle to Present||$ 3,718,196|
|% of Total Contributions from PACs||33.50 %|
|Contributions from Business PACs Per Cycle (adjusted)‡||$ 1,178,425|
|Contributions from Labor PACs Per Cycle (adjusted)‡||$ 43,058|
|Contributions from PACs Per Cycle (adjusted)‡||$ 1,261,822|