13 Facts About Knute Buehler


Knute Carl Buehler was born on August 1,1964 and is an American physician and politician who served as the Oregon State Representative for the 54th district from 2015 until January 2019.


Knute Buehler was the Republican nominee for Governor of Oregon in the 2018 election, losing to incumbent Democrat Kate Brown.


Knute Buehler attended Oregon State University where he played on the varsity baseball team.


Knute Buehler graduated from OSU in 1986 with degrees in history and microbiology.


Knute Buehler attended Merton College, Oxford as OSU's first Rhodes Scholar, studying philosophy, politics and economics, before graduating from the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland.


Knute Buehler worked on political independent Ross Perot's presidential campaign in 1992 and was one of the primary authors of a campaign finance ballot measure which passed by a wide margin in 1994.


Knute Buehler was the unsuccessful Republican Party nominee for Oregon Secretary of State in 2012, losing to incumbent Secretary of State Democrat Kate Brown with five candidates on the ballot.


Knute Buehler won election to the Oregon House of Representatives in 2014, defeating Democrat Craig Wilhelm.


Knute Buehler was re-elected in 2016, narrowly defeating Democrat Gena Goodman-Campbell.


Knute Buehler avoided civil penalties in the third complaint by acknowledging his violation of an Oregon statute which requires listing of all income received over $1,000 from any source as part of a state-mandated Letter of Education, along with restating his finance declarations retroactively to 2013.


Almost immediately after his re-election, Knute Buehler was considered a front-runner for the Republican nomination to run for governor in 2018.


On May 15,2018, Knute Buehler won the Republican nomination for Governor of Oregon to face off against Democratic incumbent Kate Brown in November 2018, in a rematch of the 2012 Secretary of State election.


Knute Buehler said during the gubernatorial campaign that he supported Oregon's capital punishment law which was passed by Oregon voters in 1984.