Democrats have held their majority control of the Oregon Legislature.
With all 60 open seats up for grabs this election in the Oregon House, Democrats were on track to retain the 35-seat majority they currently hold. But they were falling short of winning the 36th seat that would have given them a super-majority needed to approve revenue-raising legislation without Republican votes.
In the Oregon Senate, Republicans were on track to eliminate the Democrats’ 18-seat super-majority by picking up the Southern Oregon seat previously held by Democrat Alan Bates, who died this year. Republican Alan DeBoer of Ashland was holding onto a narrow lead against Democrat Tonia Moro. If DeBoer’s narrow lead holds, Democrats’ majority in the 30-seat Senate would drop to 17.