Oregon House of Representatives
|Oregon Legislative Assembly|
New session started
|January 22, 2019|
Speaker pro Tempore
Length of term
|Authority||Article IV, Oregon Constitution|
|Salary||$21,612/year + per diem|
|November 6, 2018|
|November 3, 2020|
|House of Representatives Chamber|
Oregon State Capitol
|Oregon House of Representatives|
The Oregon House of Representatives is the lower house of the Oregon Legislative Assembly. There are 60 members of the House, representing 60 districts across the state, each with a population of 65,000. The House meets at the Oregon State Capitol in Salem.
Members of the House serve two-year terms without term limits. In 2002, the Oregon Supreme Court struck down the decade-old law, Oregon Ballot Measure 3 (1992), that had restricted State Representatives to 3 terms (six years) on procedural grounds. 
- 1914: Marian B. Towne became the first woman elected to the Oregon House
- 1972: Bill McCoy became the first African American to serve in the House
- 1985: Margaret Carter became the first black woman elected to the House
- 1991: Gail Shibley became the first openly gay person to serve in the House
The Republican Party held the majority in the House for many years until the Democratic Party gained a majority following the 2006 elections. After losing several seats in the 2010 elections, resulting in a split control between both parties for one legislative term, Democrats regained their majority in the 2012 elections, and attained a supermajority (at least 60% of seats) in the 2018 elections. Meanwhile, the Oregon State Senate has been under continuous Democratic control since 2005 (with a Democratic supermajority beginning in 2019).
(Shading indicates majority caucus)
|Latest voting share||63.3%||36.7%|
- List of Speakers of the Oregon House of Representatives
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- Green, Ashbel S.; Lisa Grace Lednicer (January 17, 2006). "State high court strikes term limits". Oregonian. Portland, Oregon: Oregonian Publishing. pp. A1.
- "Speakers of the House of Representatives of Oregon". Oregon Blue Book. Oregon Secretary of State. Retrieved February 16, 2011.