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City Club of Eugene: What Do The Midterm Results Tell Us? Reflections On Elections

Recorded On: November 30, 2018

Air Date: December 3, 2018

On November 7, almost all the votes were counted, and we learned the names of winners and losers. The decisions about whether to adopt new laws were made. What do the patterns of wins and losses tell us about the temper of the community, the state, and the nation? What might we expect under the new and/or continuing leadership? What challenges remain?

In this program, Professor Priscilla Southwell tells us what she thinks about the results.


Priscilla Southwell is a professor of Political Science at the University of Oregon. She is the author of more than 70 articles and book chapters on political parties and elections, primarily focused in European and U.S. politics. In 1996, Dr. Southwell received a National Science Foundation grant to examine the effects of vote by mail in Oregon. She served as Associate Dean for the Social Sciences from 2001-2008, and as Department Head from 1998-2001 and 2010-2016. Her most recent publication is: Governing Oregon: Continuity and Change, published by OSU Press, with co-authors Edward Weber (OSU), Richard Clucas (PSU), and Mark Henkels (WSU).

Tom Bowerman of PolicyInteractive is the first questioner.

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