Research Center

No on Measures 66 and 67  Updated January 26-Election Day

  

 

See also:

Who Paid to Put Measures 66 and 67 on the Ballot?
Follow the Money for "Yes" on Measures 66 and 67
About Measures 66 and 67

The political committee running the “no” campaign against Measures 66 and 67 to ensure that this legislation is overturned is Oregonians Against Job-Killing Taxes. As reported through the morning of January 26, 2010 and after the referendum signature turn-in deadline of September 26, 2009 this PAC has raised $3,419,430. (Contribution analysis is based on reports filed with the Oregon Elections Division in ORESTAR and include cash and in-kind contributions.)

 

Top donors to Oregonians Against Job-Killing taxes are summarized below in chart 1.

 

The top contribution is $356,700 from the Oregon Local Grocery PAC and the Northwest Grocery Association. The Associated General Contractors of America and its affiliated PAC, Building a Better Oregon, have given $294,917. The Automobile Dealers Association has given $200,000. The associations and affiliated PACs of the Associated Oregon Industries and Portland Business Alliance have contributed $241,280 and $166,365. The Oregon Restaurant Association and its affiliated PAC has contributed $152,900

 

The top individual donor is Phil Knight of Nike who has given $150,000. Tim Boyle of Columbia Sportswear has given $65,794 in addition to a $10,000 contribution made during the referendum signature gathering effort.

 

Noted in chart 1 are those contributors that also gave during the signature-gathering period that began last summer and continued into the fall. As reported through the signature turn in deadline of September 26th, Oregonians Against Job-Killing Taxes raised $1,133,286. Since then and as reported through the morning of January 26 they reported fundraising another $3,419,430. This brings their total fundraising thus far to $4.55 million. This PAC gave $610,072 to the signature gathering committees, indicating that this group has had $3.94 million to spend once the measures qualified for the ballot. This compares to just shy of $6.85 million raised by the "yes" campaign as reported through the morning of January 26th.

 

 

Chart 1: Contributors giving $5,000 or more to Oregonians Against Job-Killing Taxes

Contributor

Contribution

Oregon Local Grocery PAC and Northwest Grocery Association. This PAC also gave $26,544 during signature gathering.) Top donor to this PAC, giving $293,500 since August, is the Northwest Grocery Association. Safeway and SuperValue have each given $20,000 to this PAC with $10,000 each coming from WinCo Foods and United States Bakery

$356,700

Associated General Contractors of America, Inc (also gave $38,497 during signature gathering) and its Oregon PAC, Building a Better Oregon whose contributors are construction companies

$294,917

Associated Oregon Industries/Associated Oregon Industries PAC (also gave $125,300 during signature gathering) See chart 2 for contributors to AOI’s PAC

$241,280

Oregon Auto Dealers Association (this group and its affiliated PAC also gave $25,527 during signature gathering)

$200,000

Portland Business Alliance/Alliance-PAC (also gave $28,838 during signature gathering) See chart 3 for contributors to PBA’s Alliance-PAC

$166,365

Oregon Restaurant Association and its PAC (gave $27,600 during signature gathering) This PAC gets contributions from member restaurants.

$152,900

Phil Knight (Nike)

$150,000

Oregon Association of Realtors and National Association of Realtors (The Oregon association gave $10,400 during signature gathering)

$112,221

Help the Chamber of Commerce Keep Salem Liveable and its PAC

$97,000

Timothy Boyle (Columbia Sportswear, also gave $10,000 during signature gathering)

$65,794

Oregonians for Affordable Housing (Building industry PAC that also gave $25,000 during signature gathering)

$62,352

Taxpayer Defense Fund

$52,147

Oregon Bankers Association (gave $100,000 during signature gathering)

$50,000

Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

$47,271

Qwest Communications

$47,215

Central Oregonians for Affordable Housing

$45,150

The Mid-Valley Affordable Housing Coalition (Building Industry PAC)

$40,000

A DEC (Newberg based dental equipment company founded by the Austin family), ChamberPAC (Medford Area Chamber of Commerce PAC) (also gave $36,500 during signature gathering), Home Builders Association, and Schnitzer Steel Industries Inc

$30,000 each

Stimson Lumber Company

$29,000

The Leadership Fund (leadership PAC formed to elect Republicans to Oregon Senate)

$27,673

Weyerhauser Company

$26,858

Cascade Corporation, Knife River, and Oregon Forest Industries Council PAC

$25,000 each

Colter Ridge Properties Inc and LaMinora Properties Inc

$23,500 each

John D Bryan, Freres Lumber Co, and Pacific Office Automation, Inc

$20,000 each

Oregon Business Council

$16,371

LodgePAC

$15,500

ESCO Corporation and Inc and Stephen Roth

$15,000 each

Good Government Council

$14,250

Ralph Saperstein LLC

$14,100

Oregon Farm Bureau Federation and Oregon Farm Bureau PAC

$13,809

OrLoggers PAC and Associated Oregon Loggers (These affiliated groups also gave $13,288 during signature gathering)

$13,500

Giustina Resources

$13,500

Henry Swigert

$10,500

Albina Fuel (gave $10,000 during signature gathering), Bandon Concrete & Development, Blount Inc, Gert Boyle (Columbia Sportswear), CalPortland Company, Central Oregon Builders Association, Inc, Columbia Distributing, Colvin Oil Company (gave $10,000 during signature gathering), Custom Injection Molding, Harder Mechanical Contractors, Inc, International Paper, Lanphere Enterprises, Leathers Oil (gave $10,000 during signature gathering), James Mendenhall, Morgan Distributing (gave $10,000 during signature gathering), Pacific Seafood (gave $10,000 during signature gathering), Plaid Pantries, Inc (gave $10,000 during signature gathering), RadiSys, RMLS Multiple Listing Service, and Vesta Corporation

$10,000 each

South Coast Lumber Company

$9,500

The Campbell Group LLC, Commerce Properties, and Plum Creek (gave $36,000 during signature gathering)

$8,000 each

Roseburg Area Chamber PAC

$7,845

Marion County Farm Bureau and Friends of Bruce Hanna (PAC of legislator Bruce Hanna)

$7,500 each

Longview Timberlands LLC

$6,500

Firstvote PAC and Hampton Lumber Sales

$6,000 each

Randy Robinson

$5,500

Legislative Advocates

$5,100

822 LLC, Bearcat, Stephen Babson, Darrel C Brett, Boquist Leadership Fund (PAC of legislator Brian Boquist), Cain Petroleum, Kevin Cameron for Oregon, John D Carter, Linda Carter, Charter Communications, Clackamas County Farm Bureau, Howard M Day, D. Mark Dorman, Friends of Tim Freeman, Friends of Vick Gilliam, Friends of Fred Girod, Larry George for State Senate, Hooker Creek Companies, Independent Electrical Contractors of Oregon, Integra Telecom, Island Park Development LLC, KeyBank National Association, Randolph Labbe, Frank Morse for State Senate, Tom Mulfur, Pacific Crest, Painted Hills Natural Beef, Inc, Pudding Creek Land Company, Rentrak, Peter Scott, Smith Frozen Foods, John Stanton, Stoel Rives, Swanson Group Inc,Chris Telfer for State Senate, Union Pacific Railroad Company, John Von Schlegell and Brent Wilcox

$5,000 each

Top Contributors Subtotal – represents 93 percent of total contributions

$3,182,818

Miscellaneous Contributions of $100 or less – represents 1 percent of total contributions

$37,144

Remaining Contributions – represents 6 percent of total contributions

$199,468

Total Contributions

$3,419,430

 

Two of the top donors to Oregonians Against Job-Killing Taxes are political committees whose contributions are outlined below in charts 2 and 3.

 

Chart 2: Contributors giving $5,000 or more to Associated Oregon Industries PAC– as reported from July 21, 2009 through January 26, 2010

Contributor

Contribution

SFP-B Limited Partnership (Les Schwab Tire Centers)

$27,500

The Pape Group

$26,125

ESCO Corporation, Hoffman Corporation, Jeld-Wen, Inc, and Siltronic Corporation

$25,000 each

Benson Industries, LLC, Northwest Natural Gas Company, Regence BlueCross Blue Shield of Oregon, and The Standard (Standard Insurance)

$20,000 each

Best Buy Co

$15,000

A-Dec

$12,500

Dan Harmon

$11,000

Cecil Drinkward, Wayne Drinkward, Evraz Inc, and Werth Family LLC,

$10,000 each

Qwest Communications International

$8,000

Kraft Foods Global, Inc

$7,650

The Boeing Company

$6,000

Liberty Northwest Insurance Corp, Mid-Columbia Bus Company, Portland General Electric, Silliman Enterprises, The Doctors Company, Tykeson Associates, West Linn Paper Company, and Western Partitions

$5,000 each

Top Contributors Subtotal – represents 89 percent of total contributions

$373,775

Miscellaneous Contributions of $100 or less – represents 2 percent of total contributions

$7,375

Remaining Contributions – represents 9 percent of total contributions

$37,210

Total Contributions during this time period

$418,360

 

Many of the donors listed above in chart 2 have been regular contributors to the Associated Oregon Industries PAC. However, several donors did not give to AOI’s PAC earlier in 2009 or during the 2004 or 2006 or 2008 election seasons. This group includes Benson Industries LLC, SFP-Limited Partnership (Les Schwab Tire Centers), Northwest Natural Gas, Best Buy Co, Werth Family LLC, and Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield of Oregon.

 

Chart 3: Contributors giving $1,000 or more to Portland Business Alliance PAC – as reported from July 21, 2009 through January 26, 2010

Contributor

Contribution

Regence (Regence BlueCross Blue Shield of Oregon)

$40,000

Portland General Electric Company

$35,000

Northwest Natural Gas Company

$20,000

The Standard (Standard Insurance)

$15,000

City Center Parking, Comcast Financial Agency Corporation, Hoffman Corporation, and Platt Electric Supply

$10,000 each

Liberty Mutual Group Inc, Nike Inc, Qwest Communications, Trail Blazers Inc, Tripwire Inc,

$5,000 each

Con-Way Inc

$3,000

1000 Broadway Building LLP, Fox Tower, Eric Hoffman, Pacific Power and Wayne Kingsley

$2,500 each

Hilton Portland & Executive Towers, Kalberer Company, S. Brooks and Associates Inc, and The Greenbrief Companies

$1,000 each

Top Contributors Subtotal – represents 98.1 percent of total contributions

$194,500

Miscellaneous Contributions of $100 or less – represents 0.2 percent of total contributions

$350

Remaining Contributions – represents 1.7 percent of total contributions

$3,340

Total Contributions during this time period

$198,190

 

Whether or not some organizations are contributing to Portland Business Alliance PAC to avoid showing up on the disclosure records of Oregonians Against Job-Killing Taxes has been raised in news coverage. Several of the contributors to the Portland Business Alliance PAC during activity regarding Measures 66 and 67 were previous donors to this group’s political committee. As noted in chart 4 below, however, this support hasn’t always consistent or at the level seen in the right hand column. Also some of the donors, for example Platt Electric Supply, are listed in chart 3 but aren’t in chart 4, indicating new support to the PAC of the Portland Business Alliance that appears to be linked to opposition to Measures 66 and 67.

 

Chart 4: History of Contributors to Portland Business Alliance PAC

Donor

2004

2006

2007 through July 2009

August 2009 through Jan. 26, 2010

City Center Parking

$2,500

$1,000

None

$10,000

Comcast

None

$10,000

None

$10,000

Hilton Portland & Executive Towers

None

None

$1,000

$1,000

Hoffman Corp

None

$1,000

None

$10,000

Wayne Kingsley

$4,000

$7,500

$1,000

$2,500

Nike

None

$7,500

$1,000

$10,000

Northwest Natural Gas

None

$5,000

None

$20,000

Portland General Electric

$5,000

$10,000

None

$35,000

Qwest

$5,000

$2,500

None

$5,000

Regence/Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield of Oregon

$2,500

$5,000

$500

$40,000

Samuel Brooks/S. Brooks and Associates

None

$1,000

$1,000

$1,000

The Standard/Standard Insurance

None

$6,000

None

$15,000

Trail Blazers Inc

None

$2,500

$1,000

$5,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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