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  Kulongoski, Ted
CANDIDATE DETAILS
AffiliationDemocratic  
<-  2003-01-01  
 
NameTed Kulongoski
Address
Salem, Oregon , United States
EmailNone
Websitehttp://www.tedforgov.com
Born November 05, 1940 (81 years)
ContributorMonsieur
Last ModifedBarack O-blame-a
Nov 25, 2012 11:11pm
Tags Caucasian - Polish - Married - Marine Corps - Catholic - Straight -
InfoEx-Supreme Court Justice, Ex-Attorney General & '82 Nominee

Ted Kulongoski was born in rural Missouri on November 5, 1940. His father died shortly after Ted was born and nuns in a Catholic boys home in St. Louis raised him.

After high school, Ted enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps. He served in the 11th and 12th Marine Regiments as a forward observer with the artillery. Following a tour of duty overseas, Ted came home to build a life rooted in hard work, public service and family.

Ted knew that education was the road to all he wanted to accomplish. He took jobs as a truck driver and steelworker, saving enough money to put himself through college and law school at the University of Missouri with help from the GI Bill.

Missouri was Ted's birthplace, but Oregon became his home. As a young lawyer, Ted started his own firm in Eugene and began a long career fighting for working families. He used the law - and his deep personal understanding of what it means to work for wages - to improve worker safety and protect the right of every Oregonian to enjoy a job that pays a living wage.

In 1974, Ted was elected to the Oregon House of Representatives, and four years later to the Oregon Senate. In the Legislature, Ted continued to be a voice for the people and values of Oregon. He used his proven ability to bring people together to strengthen Oregon's economy, attract new jobs and preserve Oregon's unique quality of life.

In 1987, in recognition of Ted's lifelong commitment to fairness and accountability, then-Governor Neil Goldschmidt appointed Ted Oregon Insurance Commissioner. As Insurance Commissioner, Ted helped lead the Oregon Comeback, creating thousands of new jobs and helping Oregon recover from its worst economic downturn since the Great Depression. Ted also stood firm against unjustified rate increases; protected seniors and consumers against fraud; and made the Insurance Department more consumer-friendly.

Five years later, the people of Oregon elected Ted Attorney General with the highest vote total for any statewide candidate. As Attorney General, Ted worked to steer kids away from crime and toward the values that had made his own life a success - education, accountability, discipline and hard work. Ted joined children's advocates and community leaders to rebuild Oregon's juvenile justice system - a system many thought was broken but that Ted turned into a national model that is both fair and effective. Ted also went after corporate polluters - enforcing laws and regulations, and making sure that the polluters, not the taxpayers, pay the bill for cleaning up our air and water.

In 1996, Ted was elected to the Oregon Supreme Court, where he served with distinction for 4 1/2 years. Ted's service on the Court made him one of a rare few who have served in all three branches of government. Every challenge Oregon faces, Ted has worked to solve as a legislator, executive and judge.

Ted is a lifelong outdoorsman who loves backpacking and fishing in Oregon's wilderness. He and his wife, Mary, a legal editor, have three grown children.




JOB APPROVAL POLLS
DateFirmApproveDisapproveDon't Know
12/10/2010-12/12/2010 Survey USA 33.00% ( 3.0) 55.00% ( 2.0) 11.00% ( 4.0)
09/10/2010-09/12/2010 Survey USA 36.00% ( 2.0) 57.00% ( 4.0) 7.00% ( 2.0)
09/08/2010-09/08/2010 Rasmussen Reports 45.00% ( 1.0) 52.00% ( 4.0) 3.00% ( 2.0)
08/22/2010-08/22/2010 Rasmussen Reports 44.00% ( 1.0) 56.00% ( 3.0) 1.00% ( 3.0)
07/26/2010-07/26/2010 Rasmussen Reports 43.00% ( 4.0) 53.00% ( 5.0) 4.00% ( 0.0)
07/16/2010-07/18/2010 Survey USA 38.00% ( 1.0) 53.00% ( 1.0) 9.00% ( 2.0)
06/17/2010-06/17/2010 Rasmussen Reports 39.00% ( 7.0) 58.00% ( 7.0) 4.00% ( 2.0)
05/20/2010-05/20/2010 Rasmussen Reports 46.00% ( 0.0) 51.00% ( 0.0) 2.00% ( 0.0)
05/14/2010-05/16/2010 Survey USA 39.00% ( 5.0) 54.00% ( 2.0) 7.00% ( 2.0)
03/12/2010-03/14/2010 Survey USA 34.00% ( 3.0) 56.00% ( 2.0) 9.00% ( 0.0)

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NEWS
Date Category Headline Article Contributor
Jul 12, 2006 11:00pm News Kulongoski campaign nabs two heavyweights  Article WesternDem 
Feb 22, 2004 12:00am Analysis Interesting facts about [OR Gov]Teddy the K  Article InspectorMorse 
Feb 22, 2004 12:00am Analysis [OR Gov]Teddy the K, up close and personal  Article InspectorMorse 

DISCUSSION
Importance? 9.00000 Average

FAMILY

INFORMATION LINKS
RACES
  11/07/2006 OR Governor Won 50.73% (+7.98%)
  05/16/2006 OR Governor - D Primary Won 53.56% (+24.60%)
  11/05/2002 OR Governor Won 49.03% (+2.87%)
  05/23/2002 OR Governor D Primary Won 48.21% (+22.16%)
  05/21/1996 OR Supreme Court Justice 1 Won 63.78% (+42.40%)
  11/03/1992 OR Attorney General Won 62.54% (+29.67%)
  05/19/1992 OR Attorney General - D Primary Won 52.46% (+5.09%)
  11/02/1982 OR Governor Lost 35.92% (-25.48%)
  05/18/1982 OR Governor - D Primary Won 59.54% (+40.12%)
  11/04/1980 OR US Senate Lost 44.01% (-8.10%)
  08/14/1980 US Vice President - D Convention Lost 0.24% (-72.66%)
  05/20/1980 OR US Senate - D Primary Won 47.70% (+27.09%)
  11/07/1978 OR State Senate 22 Won 57.52% (+15.05%)
  08/02/1977 OR State Senate 22 - Appointment Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/02/1976 OR State House 43 Won 63.87% (+27.74%)
  11/05/1974 OR State House 43 Won 60.04% (+20.10%)
ENDORSEMENTS
OR Governor - Nov 08, 2022 D Elizabeth "Betsy" Johnson
OR US Senate - D Primary - May 20, 2008 D Jeff Merkley
OR Attorney General - D Primary - May 20, 2008 D Greg Macpherson
OR Treasurer - D Primary - May 20, 2008 D Ben Westlund
OR US President - D Primary - May 20, 2008 D Hillary Clinton
OR 36 - Ban Gay Marriage - Nov 02, 2004 NO No