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The City of Portland, Oregon

Auditor Simone Rede

Promoting open and accountable government

How do I find out who contributed to a particular candidate?

All Political Committees and candidate committees active in City elections are required to file detailed campaign finance records under state law.

State Campaign Finance Reporting (ORESTAR)

Effective January 1, 2007, statements of organization as well as contributions and expenditures are filed with the Oregon Secretary of   State.  Transactions are filed on ORESTAR, the Secretary of State's online searchable campaign finance reporting system.


State Campaign Finance Regulations

For information on ORESTAR and state campaign finance regulations, see the Secretary of State's latest Campaign Finance Manual.


C&E Reports Filed Through 2006

Prior to 2007, the City Elections Office was the filing officer for Contribution and Expenditure Reports for City Candidates. The retention schedule for   City Contribution and Expenditure Reports from 2006 and prior has expired; however, the City elections may have select documents available.   Please contact the Elections Officer for more information. 

Campaign Finance Law - ORS Chapter 260 (via the Oregon State Legislature Website)