Oregon Progressive Party

Oregon Progressive Party
Founded2007; 17 years ago (2007)
Headquarters320 SW Harvey Milk Street, Suite 202, Portland, OR 97204
Social democracy
Political positionLeft-wing
Colors  Green
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The Oregon Progressive Party (OPP) is a political party in the U.S. state of Oregon. Originally called the Oregon Peace Party, it was accepted as the sixth minor statewide political party in Oregon on August 22, 2008.[1] This allowed the party to nominate Ralph Nader as its candidate in the 2008 U.S. presidential election.[2][3] In September 2009, the party changed its name to the Oregon Progressive Party, to "more accurately reflects the party's positions" on issues besides peace, including "social justice, consumer advocacy, environmental protection, and worker's rights."[4]


Following the renaming of the party to the Oregon Progressive Party in September 2009, membership in the Oregon Peace Party ceased to exist by Oregon law. Party leaders encouraged its former members to register with the renamed Oregon Progressive Party.[4] During May 2010 the party had 391 members and in June 2010 the number had grown to 817 members.[5]

Political positions[edit]

The progressive party is for economic and environmental justice, and grassroots democracy. They are also proponents of raising the state minimum wage to $18 an hour or more. In 2019, the OPP was part of a statewide coalition that sought to "create a nonpartisan citizens panel to handle redistricting for congressional and legislative seats in Oregon following the 2020 census."[6]



The Progressive Party nominated a slate of candidates for the 2010 general election, including one Democrat, Peter DeFazio (a 12-term member of Congress from Oregon's 4th Congressional District).[7] Among the other candidates nominated were former Democratic state senator and 2004 Socialist Party USA presidential candidate Walt Brown, It did not nominate a candidate for Governor.[8]


On January 24, 2024, the Oregon Progressive Party nominated Cornel West as their candidate in the 2024 presidential election.[9]

Presidential ticket[edit]

Year Presidential
Number of
Oregon Votes
Percent of
Oregon Votes
2008 Ralph Nader Independent 18,614 1.02% [10]
2012 Rocky Anderson Justice Party 3,384 0.19% [11]
2016 Jill Stein Green Party 50,002 2.50% [12]
2020 Dario Hunter Progressive 4,973 0.21% [13]
2024 Cornel West Independent TBD TBD

Gubernatorial election results[edit]

Year Gubernatorial nominee Votes %
2014 Chris Henry 13,898 0.95%
2016 No candidate
2018 Chris Henry 11,013 0.59%

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Peace Party achieved minor party status" (PDF). Office of the Secretary of State of Oregon. Archived (PDF) from the original on 2008-09-24. Retrieved 2008-09-29.
  2. ^ "Peace Party Nominates Nader for President". Oregon Peace Party. Archived from the original on 2014-12-18. Retrieved 2019-05-02.
  3. ^ "Oregon Peace Party formally nominates Nader". Willamette Week. Archived from the original on 2008-09-02. Retrieved 2008-09-29.
  4. ^ a b "Oregon Peace Party becomes Progressive Party". Oregon Progressive Party. Archived from the original on October 3, 2009. Retrieved October 28, 2009.
  5. ^ https://sos.oregon.gov/elections/Pages/electionsstatistics.aspx#2010-stats Archived 2019-02-25 at the Wayback Machine Retrieved on 07/01/2010
  6. ^ "Groups Seek To Take Oregon Redistricting Out Of State Legislature's Hands". opb. November 12, 2019.
  7. ^ "Progressive Party Positions | Oregon Progressive Party". Archived from the original on 2010-08-23. Retrieved 2010-08-18.
  8. ^ Mapes, Jeff (20 August 2010). "Progressive Party skips Oregon governor's race, aiding Kitzhaber". oregonlive. Oregonian/OregonLive.
  9. ^ Evans, Jordan Willow (January 25, 2024). "Cornel West to Appear on Oregon Ballot Following Progressive Party Nomination". Independent Political Report. Retrieved January 27, 2024.
  10. ^ "Peace Party Nominates Nader for President". August 22, 2008. Retrieved July 10, 2020.
  11. ^ "Oregon Progressive Party Nominates Rocky Anderson for President". April 10, 2012. Retrieved July 10, 2020.
  12. ^ "The Progressive Party nominated Jill Stein, so her name will be on the ballot as Pacific Green, Progressive". Retrieved July 10, 2020.
  13. ^ "Progressive Party of Oregon Nominates Dario Hunter for President | Ballot Access News". Retrieved 26 August 2020.

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