Your official 1998 General Election Voters' Pamphlet is divided into two separate volumes. This is a result of having 14 statewide measures on the ballot and 248 arguments filed in support of or in opposition to these measures. The amount of information to be included in the Voters' Pamphlet was too large to be bound into one book in a cost-effective manner.

This is Volume 2 and contains information on candidates only. You should have already received Volume 1, containing information on the statewide ballot measures. If you have not received Volume 1, please call the Oregon Elections Division at (503) 986-1518.

In this volume, partisan candidates appear before nonpartisan candidates. All space is purchased; statements and photographs are submitted by the candidates or their designated agents. The information required by law--pertaining to occupation, occupational background, educational background and prior governmental experience--has been certified by each candidate.

Miscellaneous voting aids, including district maps, precinct and polling place lists, voting instructions, and a complete list of state measures and candidates are also a part of Volume 2. If your county has chosen to produce a Voters' Pamphlet in combination with the state, the above listed voting aids will appear in your county Voters' Pamphlet. Another page, "Voting Accessibility for Elderly and Individuals with Physical Disabilities," contains information about provisions made for elderly or physically disabled voters.

The Voters' Pamphlet has been compiled by the Secretary of State since 1903, when Oregon became one of the first states to provide for the printing and distribution of such a publication. One copy of the Voters' Pamphlet is mailed to every household in the state. Additional copies are available at the State Capitol, local post offices, courthouses and all county election offices.

Remember, the 1998 General Election is a polling place election. Unless you have received an absentee ballot, plan to vote at your designated polling site between 7 a.m. and 8 p.m. Designated polling sites are listed in this volume.


While the candidates' statements appear in alphabetical order by their last name in this Voters' Pamphlet, you will notice that they appear in a different order on your ballot.

Pursuant to ORS 254.155, the Secretary of State is required to complete a random order of the letters of the alphabet to
determine the order in which the names of candidates appear on the ballot.

The alphabet for the 1998 General Election is:

P, U, J, O, Z, E, B, W, I, T, C, S, A, D, M, R, L, V, G, K, F, Q, N, Y, X, H


Due to the passage of Measure 9 in the 1994 General Election, a candidate for statewide office (excluding judges) or the office of state Senator or state Representative may file to voluntarily limit their campaign expenditures. A candidate who chooses to do so files a "Voluntary Declaration of Limitation on Expenditures" with the Secretary of State.

Candidates running for statewide office, state Senator, or state Representative will have a disclaimer at the bottom of their statement. This statement indicates whether or not that candidate has voluntary limited their campaign expenditures.

The limits for these candidates for the 1998 General Election are as follows:

Office Limit
Governor $1,000,000
All Other Statewide Offices
(except for judges)
State Senator $60,000
State Representative $40,000


The State of Oregon prints measure arguments and candidate statements as submitted by the author. The state does not correct punctuation, grammar, syntax errors or inaccurate information. The only changes made are attempts to correct spelling errors if the word as originally submitted is not in the dictionary.

Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

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