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Republicans Reap Top Dollars from PhRMA But Industry Donates To Democrats, Too

The pharmaceutical industry has donated nearly $280,000 to state lawmakers and candidates in Oregon since the start of 2019, with five Republicans drawing the biggest sums.
Oregon State Capitol in Salem. | RENAUDE HATSEDAKIS
October 20, 2020

The pharmaceutical industry has donated $277,000 to state lawmakers and several candidates in Oregon this election cycle since the beginning of 2019, according to an analysis from the nonprofit National Institute on Money in Politics and STAT, a news organization.

The top five recipients were Republicans, with Rep. Christine Drazan of Canby topping the list with $22,500. She is the minority leader of the House, vice chair of the House Interim Committee on Rules and co-vice chair of the joint committee on the first special session. She also serves on the joint Ways and Means committee and on the House health care committee. Rep. Cedric Hayden, R-Roseburg, came in second, with $17,750. A dentist, he's on the joint Ways and Means committee on human serves and sits on the House health care committee.

(See related: Pharmaceutical Industry, Hospitals Pour Money Into Campaigns In OregonHospitals Contribute Heavily to Measure 108.)

Here are the lawmakers and candidates who received money from drug companies and their trade group: 

Rep. Christine Drazan, R-Canby, $22,500.

Rep. Cedric Hayden, R-Roseburg, $17,750. 

Sen. Denyc Boles, R-Salem, $17,000.

Sen. Fred Girod, R-Stayton, $13,000. 

Sen. Tim Knopp, R-Bend, $12,500.

Rep. Dan Rayfield, D-Corvallis, $12,500.

Sen. Brian Boquist, R-Dallas, $12,500. 

Sen. Betsy Johnson, D-Scappoose, $10,750. 

Sen. Herman Baertschiger Jr., R-Grants Pass, $10,000.

Sen. Chuck Thomsen, R-Hood River, $9,500. 

Rep. Tina Kotek, D-Portland, $8,000. 

Rep. Duane Stark, R-Grants Pass, $8,000.

Rep. Daniel Bonham, R-The Dalles, $6,500.

Rep. Paul Evans, D-Monmouth, $6,000.

Sen. Bill Hansell, R-Athena, $6,000.

Sen. Rob Wagner, D-Lake Oswego, $5,750.

Rep. Raquel Moore-Green, R-Salem, $5,500

Rep. Bradley Witt, D-Clatskanie, $5,000.

Sen. Peter Courtney, D-Salem, $5,000

Sen. Laurie Monnes Anderson, D-Gresham, $5,000.

Rep. E. Werner Reschke, R-Klamath Falls, $5,000.

Rep. Janelle Bynum, D-Clackamas, $5,000.

Rep. Cheri Helt, R-Bend, $4,500.

Sen. Lee Beyer, D-Springfield, $4,250.

Rep. Mark Meek, D-Clackamas County, $4,000.

Sen. Arnie Roblan, D-Coos Bay, $3,500.

Rep. Shelly Boshart Davis, R-Albany, Millersburg, Tangent, $3,000.

Rep. Marty Wilde, D-Central Lane and Linn Counties, $3,000.

Rep. Greg Smith, R-Umatilla, Morrow, Gilliam, Sherman & Wasco Counties, $3,000.

Rep. Nancy Nathanson, D-Eugene, $3,000.

Rep. Paul Holvey, D-Eugene, $3,000.

Sen. Ginny Burdick, D-Portland, $2,750.

Rep. Barbara Smith Warner, D-Portland, $2,750.

Sen. Lynn Findley, R-Vale, $2,500.

Rep. Andrea Salinas, D-Lake Oswego, $2,500

Rep. Carl Wilson, R-Grants Pass, $2,500.

Sen. Dennis Linthicum, R-Klamath Falls,  $2,500.

Rep. Sheri Schouten, D-Beaverton, $2,000.

Rep. Vikki Breese Iverson, R-Prineville, $1,500.

Rep. Ron Noble, R-McMinnville, $1,500.

Rep. Rob Nosse, D-Portland, $1,500.

Rep. Bill Post, R-Keizer, $1,500.

Rep. Jeff Reardon, D-Happy Valley, $1,000.

Rep. Rick Lewis, R-Silverton, $1,000.

Rep. Brian Clem, D-Salem, $1,000.

Rep. Jack Zika, R-Redmond, $1,000.

Rep. Greg Barreto, R-Cove, $1,000.

Rep. David Brock Smith, R-Port Orford, $1,000.

Sen. Dallas Heard, R-Roseburg, $1,000.

Rep. Janeen Sollman, D-Hillsboro,  $1,000.

Suzanne Weber, R,  $1,000.

Sen. Chuck Riley, D-Hillsboro, $500.

Sen. Lew Frederick, D-Portland, $500.

Rep. Teresa Alonso León, D-Woodburn, $500.

Sen. James Manning, D-North Eugene, West Eugene, Santa Clara, and Junction City, $500.

Rep. Kim Wallan, R-Medford, $500.

Rep. Mike Nearman, R-Independence, $500.

Candidates: Jolee Wallace, R, $500; Lisa Reynolds, D, $500; Lily Morgan, R,

$250; Katherine (Kate) Lieber, D, $250.

Source: Oregon Secretary of State campaign filings and data.

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