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John Kitzhaber on Crime
Democratic Governor: Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for John Kitzhaber on other issues.
  • Spend $600M on education now instead of on prisons later. (Jan 2013)
  • Oppose the death penalty. (Nov 1998)
  • End parole for repeat violent felons. (Nov 1998)
  • Supports flexible federal block grants for crime programs. (Sep 2001)
  • Zero tolerance for violence against government employees. (Aug 2001)

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Jason Conger on Crime
Republican Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Jason Conger on other issues.
  • Voted NO on reducing sentences for non-violent offenses. (Jun 2013)
Jeff Merkley on Crime
Democratic Jr Senator (OR): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Jeff Merkley on other issues.
  • Worked hard to get better laws to deal with criminals. (Oct 2008)
  • More state troopers; more crime labs; more funding. (Jul 2008)
  • Mandatory minimum sentence for some 1st-degree sex offenders. (Apr 2006)
  • Opposes the death penalty. (Nov 1998)
  • Increase rehabilitation & alternatives to incarceration. (Nov 1998)
Ron Wyden on Crime
Democratic Sr Senator (OR): Click here for 11 full quotes OR click here for Ron Wyden on other issues.
  • Voted YES on reinstating $1.15 billion funding for the COPS Program. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted YES on $1.15 billion per year to continue the COPS program. (May 1999)
  • Voted YES on limiting death penalty appeals. (Apr 1996)
  • Voted NO on limiting product liability punitive damage awards. (Mar 1996)
  • Voted YES on making federal death penalty appeals harder. (Feb 1995)
  • Voted NO on replacing death penalty with life imprisonment. (Apr 1994)
  • Rated 63% by CURE, indicating mixed votes on rehabilitation. (Dec 2000)
  • More funding and stricter sentencing for hate crimes. (Apr 2001)
  • Supports more severe penalties for Hate Crimes. (Aug 2010)
  • Sponsored facilitating recovering crime victim restitution fees. (Apr 2011)
  • Stricter sentencing for hate crimes. (Mar 1993)

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Earl Blumenauer on Crime
Democratic Representative (OR-3): Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Earl Blumenauer on other issues.
  • Voted YES on enforcing against anti-gay hate crimes. (Apr 2009)
  • Voted YES on expanding services for offenders' re-entry into society. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted YES on funding for alternative sentencing instead of more prisons. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted NO on more prosecution and sentencing for juvenile crime. (Jun 1999)
  • Rated 55% by CURE, indicating mixed votes on rehabilitation. (Dec 2000)
  • Moratorium on death penalty; more DNA testing. (Mar 2001)
  • More funding and stricter sentencing for hate crimes. (Apr 2001)
  • Require DNA testing for all federal executions. (Mar 2001)
  • Facilitate recovering crime victim restitution fees. (Apr 2011)
Suzanne Bonamici on Crime
Democrat (District 1): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Suzanne Bonamici on other issues.
  • Sponsored evidence-based & proven prevention for street gangs. (Mar 2013)
  • Sponsored providing defense lawyers for all indigent defendants. (May 2013)
Peter Defazio on Crime
Democratic Representative (OR-4): Click here for 11 full quotes OR click here for Peter Defazio on other issues.
  • Voted YES on enforcing against anti-gay hate crimes. (Apr 2009)
  • Voted YES on expanding services for offenders' re-entry into society. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted YES on funding for alternative sentencing instead of more prisons. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted NO on more prosecution and sentencing for juvenile crime. (Jun 1999)
  • Voted YES on maintaining right of habeas corpus in Death Penalty Appeals. (Mar 1996)
  • Voted NO on making federal death penalty appeals harder. (Feb 1995)
  • Voted NO on replacing death penalty with life imprisonment. (Apr 1994)
  • Rated 78% by CURE, indicating pro-rehabilitation crime votes. (Dec 2000)
  • More funding and stricter sentencing for hate crimes. (Apr 2001)
  • Require DNA testing for all federal executions. (Mar 2001)
  • Facilitate recovering crime victim restitution fees. (Apr 2011)
Kurt Schrader on Crime
Democrat (District 5): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Kurt Schrader on other issues.
  • Voted YES on enforcing against anti-gay hate crimes. (Apr 2009)
  • Facilitate recovering crime victim restitution fees. (Apr 2011)
Greg Walden on Crime
Republican Representative (OR-2): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Greg Walden on other issues.
  • Voted YES on enforcing against anti-gay hate crimes. (Apr 2009)
  • Voted YES on expanding services for offenders' re-entry into society. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted NO on funding for alternative sentencing instead of more prisons. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted YES on more prosecution and sentencing for juvenile crime. (Jun 1999)
  • Rated 20% by CURE, indicating anti-rehabilitation crime votes. (Dec 2000)
  • Facilitate recovering crime victim restitution fees. (Apr 2011)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Ted Kulongoski on Crime
Democratic OR Governor: Click here for Ted Kulongoski on other issues.
    No stance on record.
David Wu on Crime
Democratic Representative (OR-1): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for David Wu on other issues.
  • Voted YES on enforcing against anti-gay hate crimes. (Apr 2009)
  • Voted YES on expanding services for offenders' re-entry into society. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted NO on funding for alternative sentencing instead of more prisons. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted YES on more prosecution and sentencing for juvenile crime. (Jun 1999)
  • Rated 30% by CURE, indicating anti-rehabilitation crime votes. (Dec 2000)
  • More funding and stricter sentencing for hate crimes. (Apr 2001)
  • Increase funding for "COPS ON THE BEAT" program. (Jan 2007)
  • Facilitate recovering crime victim restitution fees. (Apr 2011)
Bill Bradbury on Crime
2002 Democratic Senate Challenger (OR): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Bill Bradbury on other issues.
  • Community policing: more COPS funding. (Oct 2002)
Bruce Broussard on Crime
Former Republican challenger (2004): Click here for Bruce Broussard on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Wes Cooley on Crime
Republican Former (1994-) (District 2): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Wes Cooley on other issues.
  • Voted YES on maintaining right of habeas corpus in Death Penalty Appeals. (Mar 1996)
  • Voted YES on making federal death penalty appeals harder. (Feb 1995)
  • More prisons, more enforcement, effective death penalty. (Sep 1994)
Mark Hatfield on Crime
Republican Senator (Former): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Mark Hatfield on other issues.
  • Against death penalty; split from GOP on litmus test. (Nov 1998)
  • Voted YES on limiting death penalty appeals. (Apr 1996)
  • Voted YES on limiting product liability punitive damage awards. (Mar 1996)
  • Voted YES on restricting class-action lawsuits. (Dec 1995)
  • Voted NO on repealing federal speed limits. (Jun 1995)
  • Voted NO on mandatory prison terms for crimes involving firearms. (May 1994)
  • Voted NO on rejecting racial statistics in death penalty appeals. (May 1994)
Al King on Crime
2004 former Republican challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Al King on other issues.
  • Impose truth in sentencing and stricter penalties. (Aug 2004)
Bob Packwood on Crime
Republican Senator (Former): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Bob Packwood on other issues.
  • Voted YES on repealing federal speed limits. (Jun 1995)
Dave Brownlow on Crime
Constitution Party Senate Challenger: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Dave Brownlow on other issues.
  • Apply Bible principle of “two witnesses” for death penalty. (Jun 2008)
  • No mandatory sentencing laws--we have too many incarcerated. (Jun 2008)
  • Immoral prison industry creates an American Gulag. (Jun 2008)
John Frohnmayer on Crime
Independent Challenger: Click here for John Frohnmayer on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Elizabeth Furse on Crime
Democrat (District 1): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Elizabeth Furse on other issues.
  • Voted YES on maintaining right of habeas corpus in Death Penalty Appeals. (Mar 1996)
  • Voted NO on making federal death penalty appeals harder. (Feb 1995)
  • Voted YES on replacing death penalty with life imprisonment. (Apr 1994)
  • Stricter sentencing for hate crimes. (Mar 1993)
  • More prison cells; more truth in sentencing. (Nov 1993)
  • Life imprisonment for repeat sexual predators. (Mar 1994)
Darlene Hooley on Crime
Democratic Representative (OR-5): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Darlene Hooley on other issues.
  • Voted YES on expanding services for offenders' re-entry into society. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted YES on funding for alternative sentencing instead of more prisons. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted YES on more prosecution and sentencing for juvenile crime. (Jun 1999)
  • Rated 55% by CURE, indicating mixed votes on rehabilitation. (Dec 2000)
  • Moratorium on death penalty; more DNA testing. (Mar 2001)
  • More funding and stricter sentencing for hate crimes. (Apr 2001)
  • Require DNA testing for all federal executions. (Mar 2001)
  • Increase funding for "COPS ON THE BEAT" program. (Jan 2007)
Jim Huffman on Crime
2010 Republican Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Jim Huffman on other issues.
  • Death penalty is too inaccurate to deserve support. (Mar 2010)
  • Opposes capital punishment for any crimes. (Aug 2010)
Steve Novick on Crime
Democratic Challenger: Click here for Steve Novick on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Gordon Harold Smith on Crime
Republican Jr Senator (OR): Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Gordon Harold Smith on other issues.
  • Stiffer laws against gang crimes, rapists & child sex. (Oct 2008)
  • Supports use of federal death penalty. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted YES on reinstating $1.15 billion funding for the COPS Program. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted NO on $1.15 billion per year to continue the COPS program. (May 1999)
  • Rated 25% by CURE, indicating anti-rehabilitation crime votes. (Dec 2000)
  • Moratorium on death penalty; more DNA testing. (Mar 2001)
  • More funding and stricter sentencing for hate crimes. (Apr 2001)
  • Require DNA testing for all federal executions. (Mar 2001)
  • Increase funding for "COPS ON THE BEAT" program. (Jan 2007)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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