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By The Skanner News
Published: 08 November 2006

Christy Eugins and State Rep. Chip Shields

Voters were in a generous mood Tuesday when they approved ballot measures for the Portland Public Schools and for preserving natural spaces in the metropolitan area.
But their message was mixed in other ballot measures. They split on two campaign finance measures, for instance, when they defeated a constitutional amendment to limit campaign financing but approved its sister measure that put new financing requirements into place. Although they approved some property tax measures, they turned down an opportunity to use a federal income tax credit.
Oregon's congressional delegation will stay the same, with the incumbent U.S. Representatives retained. Gov. Ted Kulongoski defeated long-time rival Ron Saxton and won a second term in office. Former reporter and Portland Public Schools spokesman Lew Frederick lost out to local businessman Jeffrey Cogan.
As of Wednesday morning, the election results were:
Ballot Measure 39 (eminent domain)
Yes: 740,850
No: 359,996

Ballot Measure 40 (elect judges by district)
Yes: 491,732
No: 617,759

Ballot Measure 41 (income tax credit)
Yes: 411,028
No: 692,602

Ballot Measure 42 (deny using credit history for insurance premiums)
Yes: 400,742
No: 746,502

Ballot Measure 43 (parental notification of abortions)
Yes: 530,399
No: 621,153

Ballot Measure 44 (state prescription drug pool)
Yes: 883,686
No: 255,387

Ballot Measure 45 (term limits)
Yes: 472,084
No: 665,385

Ballot Measure 46 (constitutional amendment on campaign financing)
Yes: 439,686
No: 654,535

Ballot Measure 47 (campaign financing)
Yes: 591,742
No: 518,477

Ballot Measure 48 (state budget spending limit)
Yes: 323,926
No: 781,883

U.S. Representative First District
David Wu (D): 111,127; 64 percent

US Representative, Second District
Greg Walden (R): 177,169; 67 percent

U.S. Representative, Third District
Earl Blumenauer (D): 147,036; 73 percent

U.S. Representative, Fourth District
Peter DeFazio (D): 168,311; 62 percent

U.S. Representative, Fifth District
Darlene Hooley (D): 130,253; 54 percent

Ted Kulongoski (D): 584,152; 50 percent

State Representative, 43rd District
Chip Shields (D): 13,462; 98 percent

State Representative, 44th District
Tina Kotek (D): 10,459; 78 percent

State Representative, 45th District
Jackie Dingfelder (D): 14,758; 80 percent

Supreme Court Judge
Virginia Linder (nonpartisan): 490,007; 51 percent

Circuit Court Judge, Fourth District, Position 4
Adrienne C. Nelson (non partisan): 106,557; 98 percent

Circuit Court Judge, Fourth District, Position 28 (nine candidates)
Judith Hudson Matarazzo (Nonpartisan): 32,229; 21 percent

Circuit Court Judge, Fourth District, Position 31
Cheryl Albrecht (Nonpartisan): 74,010; 53 percent

Circuit Court Judge, Fourth District, Position37
Leslie Roberts (Nonpartisan): 91,865; 77 percent

Multnomah County Commissioner
Commissioner, District No. 2
Jeffrey Cogen: 22,231; 54.38 percent

26-84 Portland School District five-year funding measure
Yes: 84,964; 62 percent

26-86 City Of Portland Fire and Disability Pension
Yes: 125,925; 82 percent

26-80 METRO, Natural Areas Measure
Yes: 119,814; 63 percent


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