2018 Gubernatorial Race: State: Oregon ( Kate Brown v Knute Buehler )


Race Status

RESULT: Kate Brown (Dem)

Strong Dem
INCUMBENT PARTY: Dem last updated: 10-15-2018
Key Dates
Filing Deadline: 03/06/2018
Primaries: 05/15/2018
General Election: 11/06/2018

Race Status History
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Democratic Candidate

Dem Incumbent

Kate Brown

Rep Candidate

Republican Candidate
Knute Buehler

Keenan Bohach
Sam Carpenter
Bruce Cuff
Jeff Smith
Jack Tacy

Pundit Opinions

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Strong DemToss UpToss UpTilt DemLean DemToss Up

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Current Gubernatorial Scoreboard
Bottom Line

Governor Brown is favored in her bid to win a full four year term (she took over following the resignation of John Kitzhaber amidst sexual controversies. State Representative Knute Buehler appears to be the Republican frontrunner. It’s not certain he can get the nomination or how effective he will be as a statewide candidate.

2018 Oregon Data Card
Oregon Demographics
Demographic State Nation
Gender 49.5% Male
50.5% Female
51% Female
Race/Ethnicity 76.4% White/Caucasian
12.4 White/Hispanic
4.5% Asian
61% White
18% Hispanic
12% Black
5% Asian
2% Two or More
1% Native
Language Other than Eng at Home 15.1% 21.1%
High School Grad Rate 90.3% 87.5%
College Grad Rate 32.7% 31.3%
Per Capita Income $30,882 $31,128
Unemployment 3.8% 4.1
Median Age 39.2 37.9
Population 4093465 325.7 mil
Square Miles 95988.3 3,796,742
Population per SqMi 142.6 185.8
People per Household 2.6 2.7
Foreign Born 9.6% 13.5%
Veteran 9.2% 7.4%
Geographic Mobility 18.4% 14.6%
Data Credits
State: www.census.gov
State/Miscellaneous: BALLOTPEDIA State Profile