Online Candidates’ Forum, 2020: Senate District 28

Oregon senate district 28 map
General election for Oregon State Senate District 28

Incumbent Dennis Linthicum (R) and Hugh Palcic (D) are running in the general election for Oregon State Senate District 28 on November 3, 2020. See the information provided by each candidate below.

Informed voters seek information on a variety of candidates to make a voting decision. There are many resources available both online and in print. The League of Women Voters always publishes voter information pamphlets prior to General Elections. You may contact the LWV or your local library for a copy.

Oregon State Senate

The Oregon State Senate is the upper chamber of the Oregon State Legislature. Alongside the Oregon House of Representatives, it forms the legislative branch of the Oregon state government. It works with the governor of Oregon to create laws and establish a state budget. Legislative authority and responsibilities of the Oregon State Senate include:

  • passing bills on public policy matters
  • setting levels for state spending
  • raising and lowering taxes
  • voting to uphold or override gubernatorial vetoes.
A total of 16 seats out of the chamber’s 30 seats are up for election in 2020.
Oregon has a Democratic state government trifecta. A trifecta exists when one political party simultaneously holds the governor’s office and majorities in both state legislative chambers.

Oregon state senators represent an average of 127,702 residents. After the 2000 Census, each member represented 114,047 residents.

About the chamber

Members of the Oregon State Senate serve four-year terms and are not subject to term limits. Oregon legislators assume office the second Monday in January. Each district of the Oregon State Senate is made up of two districts of the Oregon House of Representatives.


Image of Linthicum (R) [This candidate didn’t provide any information]

Hugh Palcic (D)

Hugh Palcic


Watch an interview with Mr. Palcic on Youtube.

One thought on “Online Candidates’ Forum, 2020: Senate District 28”

  1. Excellent interview. REALLY informative. But, how many folks looked at this? I hope lots. Really covered lots of issues for voters to think about.

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