Oregon Senate District 27

Oregon General Election – November 8, 2016
Oregon Senate District 27
There are only two candidates in this race:  one Democrat and one Republican.
1. The Republican Party candidate is incumbent Senator Tim Knopp, of Bend.  Sen. Knopp served three terms in the House from 1999 to 2005, including as Oregon House Majority Leader.  In 2012 he won election to the Senate and is now seeking a second term.  He is a native Oregonian and a resident of Central Oregon for 35 years.
In the Senate in 2015, he voted NO on SB 932, Opportunity Grants for illegal aliens, and NO on HB 2177, universal voter registration which makes voting by illegal aliens more likely.  Unfortunately both of those bills passed.  In March 2015, Sen. Knopp introduced a bill, SB 850, calling for state agencies to use the federal E-Verify employment verification program to verify employment eligibility of job applicants. In the Democratic Party-controlled Legislature, the bill was not given a hearing, nor were any of the other 3 bills introduced by Republicans that would have required the use of E-Verify.
In 2013, Sen. Knopp voted NO on SB 833, the bill granting driver cards to illegal aliens, which passed and was later nullified by OFIR’s citizen Referendum, Measure 88.  He also voted NO on HB 2787 which granted instate tuition to illegal aliens.
His campaign website is at:  http://timknopp.com.  The website has a form for sending email to him.
2. The Democratic Party candidate is Greg Delgado, of Bend.  He maintains a campaign website at: http://delgadoforsenate.nationbuilder.com/.  There is an Issues section which does not mention immigration.  
On the Meet Greg Delgado page, he says:
“Over 10 years ago Greg moved to Bend and became involved with Jobs with Justice and CAUSA after seeing first hand the abuses of workers.  During his time as a community organizer, Greg has developed extensive relationships with labor unions, the Latino community, and elected officials across the state.
“Greg has fought tirelessly on behalf of his community for Drivers Cards, Organizing Hospital Workers, Ban the Box Legislation, A Better Oregon Revenue Campaign, and Protection from Racial Profiling Legislation. He looks forward to carrying on his work on the campaign trail and in the Oregon State Senate.”