Primary election in House District 18

April  30, 2014
David L. Darnell (R) of Hubbard, is challenging incumbent Representative Vic Gilliam (R) in House District 18.
Mr. Darnell discusses his differences with Vic Gilliam on illegal immigration in the Issues section of his website at:   Darnell strongly criticizes the favoring of illegal aliens which Gilliam demonstrated in his votes for SB 833 and HB 4054.
Darnell also replied to the Oregon Abigail Adams Voter Education Project, and answered the 3 questions there related to immigration:
15.  Do you support AUTOMATICALLY registering people to vote using DMV data?    No
17.  Do you support requiring proof of eligibility when registering to vote?    Yes
32.  Do you support mandating all Oregon employers to use the federal E-Verify system to determine the employee's work eligibility status?    Yes
See the OAAVEP questionnaire at:
Thanks to Mr. Darnell for taking these positions.
You can visit Darnell's campaign website at:  The Contact section contains a webform for email or you send email to this address:  Telephone:  503-468-3298. 
Incumbent Representative Vic Gilliam of Silverton is seeking reelection.  He has served in the House since 2007 and is now running for a 5th 2-year term.
In the 2013 session of the Legislature, Vic Gilliam was a sponsor of, and voted for, SB 833, the bill giving official driving privileges and driver cards to illegal aliens.  He also voted for HB 4054, the bill to change the ballot title of the referendum on SB 833, rewording the title to hide the fact that the overwhelming numbers of people benefitting from SB 833 are illegal aliens.
His campaign website is at:  It has a section on Issues but there is no mention of immigration.  The campaign email address is
Rep. Gilliam did not reply to the OAAVEP questionnaire, and neither did the lone Democrat in the primary, Scott Mills.  No information on the immigration positions of Scott Mills was found, nor any website.  
We encourage OFIR members to contact legislative candidates, express your views, give them information on immigration issues, and urge their support for strong enforcement against illegal immigration and for reductions in legal immigration.  If you can help good candidates financially or with your time and energy in campaign tasks, please do.