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SLIDES: The 20 Most Effective Legislators in Salem

Thursday, March 12, 2015

 

The business of lawmaking hinges on elected representatives fighting for, and successfully passing, legislation to benefit their constituents. 

 

Related Slideshow: The 20 Most Effective Legislators in Salem

GoLocalPDX analyzed the success rate for bills put forth in the 77th Legislative session -- in the 2013 long session, and the 2014 short session. Legislators were ranked on what percentage of bills they introduced passed into law during the session. 

These are the 20 Oregon lawmakers with the highest bill success rates. 

Note: This metric does not reflect the ranging complexity of bills introduced. 

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Representative Andy Olson (R-Albany)

Bill Success Rate in 2013 Regular Session: 42% 

Bills listed as Chief Sponsor: 24

Bills Passed: 10

Bill Success Rate in 2014 Regular Session: 0%

Bills listed as Chief Sponsor: 2

Bills passed: 0

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19

Representative Mike McLane (R-Powell Butte) 

Bill Success Rate in 2013 Regular Session: 42% 

Bills listed as Chief Sponsor: 24

Bills Passed: 10

Bill Success Rate in 2014 Regular Session: 0%

Bills listed as Chief Sponsor: 1

Bills passed: 0

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Senator Floyd Prozanski (D-South Lane/Douglas County)

Success Rate in 2013 Regular Session: 43% 

Bills listed as Chief Sponsor: 35

Bills Passed: 15

Success Rate in 2014 Regular Session: 100%

Bills listed as Chief Sponsor: 3

Bills passed: 3

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17

Senator Tim Knopp (R-Bend)

Success Rate in 2013 Regular Session: 43% 

Bills listed as Chief Sponsor: 49

Bills Passed: 21

Success Rate in 2014 Regular Session: 100%

Bills listed as Chief Sponsor: 3

Bills passed: 3

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16

Representative Greg Smith (R-Heppner)

Success Rate in 2013 Regular Session: 44% 

Bills listed as Chief Sponsor: 16

Bills Passed: 7

Success Rate in 2014 Regular Session: 50%

Bills listed as Chief Sponsor: 2

Bills passed: 1

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15

Senator Diane Rosenbaum (D-Portland) 

Bill Success Rate in 2013 Regular Session: 44% 

Bills listed as Chief Sponsor: 18

Bills Passed: 8

Bill Success Rate in 2014 Regular Session: 66%

Bills listed as Chief Sponsor: 3

Bills passed: 2

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Senator Elizabeth Steiner Hayward (D-Multnomah County)

Bill Success Rate in 2013 Regular Session: 45% 

Bills listed as Chief Sponsor: 47

Bills Passed: 21

Bill Success Rate in 2014 Regular Session: 71%

Bills listed as Chief Sponsor: 7

Bills passed: 5

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Senator Arnie Roblan (D-Coos Bay)

Bill Success Rate in 2013 Regular Session: 45% 

Bills listed as Chief Sponsor: 33

Bills Passed: 15

Bill Success Rate in 2014 Regular Session: 100%

Bills listed as Chief Sponsor: 4

Bills passed: 4

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Representative Val Hoyle (D-Eugene)

Bill Success Rate in 2013 Regular Session: 45% 

Bills listed as Chief Sponsor: 29

Bills Passed: 13

Bill Success Rate in 2014 Regular Session: 43%

Bills listed as Chief Sponsor: 7

Bills passed: 3

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Representative Bob Jenson (R-Pendleton) 

Bill Success Rate in 2013 Regular Session: 46% 

Bills listed as Chief Sponsor: 13

Bills Passed: 6

Bill Success Rate in 2014 Regular Session: 50%

Bills listed as Chief Sponsor: 2

Bills passed: 1

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10

Senator Bill Hansell (R-Pendleton)

Bill Success Rate in 2013 Regular Session: 47% 

Bills listed as Chief Sponsor: 15

Bills Passed: 7

Bill Success Rate in 2014 Regular Session: 100%

Bills listed as Chief Sponsor: 4

Bills passed: 4

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9

Representative Tina Kotek (D-Portland)

Bill Success Rate in 2013 Regular Session: 48% 

Bills listed as Chief Sponsor: 25

Bills Passed: 12

Bill Success Rate in 2014 Regular Session: 66%

Bills listed as Chief Sponsor: 3

Bills passed: 2

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8

Representative John Lively (D-Springfield)

Bill Success Rate in 2013 Regular Session: 50% 

Bills listed as Chief Sponsor: 6

Bills Passed: 3

Bill Success Rate in 2014 Regular Session: 50%

Bills listed as Chief Sponsor: 2

Bills passed: 1

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7

Representative John Huffman (D-The Dalles)

Bill Success Rate in 2013 Regular Session: 53% 

Bills listed as Chief Sponsor: 17

Bills Passed: 9

Bill Success Rate in 2014 Regular Session: 25%

Bills listed as Chief Sponsor: 4

Bills passed: 1

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6

Senator Lee Beyer 

Bill Success Rate in 2013 Regular Session: 53% 

Bills listed as Chief Sponsor: 15

Bills Passed: 8

Bill Success Rate in 2014 Regular Session: 66%

Bills listed as Chief Sponsor: 6

Bills passed: 4

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Representative  Chris Harker (D-Washington County)

Bill Success Rate in 2013 Regular Session: 57% 

Bills listed as Chief Sponsor: 14

Bills Passed: 8

Bill Success Rate in 2014 Regular Session: 50%

Bills listed as Chief Sponsor: 2

Bills passed: 1

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4

Senator Richard Devlin (D-Tualatin)

Bill Success Rate in 2013 Regular Session: 58% 

Bills listed as Chief Sponsor: 19 

Bills Passed: 11

Bill Success Rate in 2014 Regular Session: 60%

Bills listed as Chief Sponsor: 5

Bills passed: 3

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Representative  Nancy Nathanson (D-Eugene)

Bill Success Rate in 2013 Regular Session: 61% 

Bills listed as Chief Sponsor: 23

Bills Passed: 14 

Bill Success Rate in 2014 Regular Session: 100%

Bills listed as Chief Sponsor: 3

Bills Passed: 3 

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2

Senator Laurie Monnes Anderson (D-Gresham)

Bill Success Rate in 2013 Regular Session: 65% 

Bills listed as Chief Sponsor: 26 

Bills Passed: 17 

Bill Success Rate in 2014 Regular Session: 63%

Bills listed as Chief Sponsor: 8 

Bills passed: 5

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House Rep. Caddy McKeown (D-Coos Bay)

Bill Success Rate in 2013 Regular Session: 69%

Bills listed as Chief Sponsor: 13

Bills Passed: 9 

Bill Success Rate in 2014 Regular Session: 50%

Bills listed as Chief Sponsor: 4 

Bills passed: 2

 
 

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