Primary election in Congressional District 4

April 24, 2014

This is a summary of available information on candidates in the May primary for office of U.S. Representative in Congress, Oregon District 4.  Since neither of the 2 candidates in this District has any opposition, each will be probably be the nominee of their parties to run in the general election this November.
The incumbent, Peter DeFazio, a Democrat, is seeking reelection.  He has been in Congress since 1987 and has a career grade from 1989-2014 of C+ based on his votes on immigration issues as tabulated by NumbersUSA.  
For the 2013-2014 period, his overall grade has slipped to D, with several components at F-, including F- on reducing unnecessary work visas, F- on reducing amnesty enticements, F- on reducing refugee and asylum fraud, F- on reducing illegal immigration rewards.  You can view his record on NumbersUSA’s website at; click on Congress – Immigration Grade Cards.
The only other candidate in the primary is Art Robinson, a Republican.  His website is at:  It contains a presentation of his views on illegal immigration.  (  The statement does not deal with larger questions of the levels and types of legal immigration, but is an excellent analysis of the problems of illegal immigration.
Here are the first 3 paragraphs:
Congress is not fulfilling its responsibilities to regulate the flow of foreign nationals into the United States.
The U.S. borders are not secure and the problem of illegal immigration into the U.S. is not being effectively addressed, thus creating a situation wherein many millions of illegal immigrants have crossed our borders and reside in our country.
A country without secure borders will not long remain a country. It is absolutely essential to secure our borders and for Congress to appropriate all of the resources necessary to do this. Congress should also withhold funding from agencies and branches of the U.S. government, especially the Executive Branch, when they fail to do their part to secure the borders.
Mr. Robinson answered 2 of the 4 questions on immigration in the Oregon Abigail Adams Voter Education Project, and left 2 of them unanswered.
19. Do you support requiring all employers to verify employee eligibility to work in the United States? [No answer]
 20. Do you support securing the borders before any form of amnesty is legalized? Yes
 21. Do you support spending public funds to benefit illegal immigrants? No
 22. Do you support automatic citizenship to children born in the U.S. when both parents are not legal residents? [No answer]
See the Abigail Adams questionnaire at: