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Rep. Peter A. DeFazio (D-Ore.)


Biography
District: 4th District
Political Highlights: Lane County Commission, 1982-86; sought Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate (special election), 1996; U.S. House of Representatives, 1987-present
Born: May 27, 1947; Needham, Mass.
Residence: Springfield
Religion: Roman Catholic
Family: Wife, Myrnie L. Daut
Education: Tufts U., B.A. 1969; U. of Oregon, attended 1969-71; U. of Oregon, M.S. 1977
Military Service: Air Force, 1967-71
Start of Service: Elected: 1986 (14th term)
Committee Assignments: Natural Resources; Transportation & Infrastructure (Aviation; Highways & Transit; Railroads, Pipelines & Hazardous Materials)

Election History
YearElectionCandidateVotes%
2014generalPeter DeFazio (D) 181,62458.6
Art Robinson (R) 116,53437.6
Mike Beilstein (PACGRN) 6,8632.2
David Chester (LIBERT) 4,6761.5
2012generalPeter DeFazio (D) 212,86659.1
Art Robinson (R) 140,54939.0
Chuck Huntting (LIBERT) 6,2051.7
2010generalPeter DeFazio (D) 162,41654.5
Art Robinson (R) 129,87743.6
Mike Beilstein (PACGRN) 5,2151.8
2008generalPeter DeFazio (D) 275,14382.3
Jaynee Germond (CNSTP) 43,13312.9
Mike Beilstein (PACGRN) 13,1623.9
2006generalPeter DeFazio (D) 180,60762.2
Jim Feldkamp (R) 109,10537.6
2004generalPeter DeFazio (D) 228,61161.0
Jim Feldkamp (R) 140,88237.6
Jacob Boone (LIBERT) 3,1900.9
Michael Marsh (I) 1,7990.5
2002generalPeter DeFazio (D) 168,15063.8
Liz VanLeeuwen (R) 90,52334.4
Chris Bigelow (LIBERT) 4,6021.8
2000generalPeter DeFazio (D) 197,99868.0
John Lindsey (R) 88,95030.6
David Duemler (S) 3,6961.3
1998generalPeter DeFazio (D) 157,52470.1
Steve Webb (R) 64,14328.6
Karl Sorg (S) 2,6941.2
1996generalPeter DeFazio (D) 177,27065.7
John Newkirk (R) 76,64928.4
Tonie Nathan (LIBERT) 4,9191.8
William Bonville (REF) 3,9601.5
David Duemler (S) 1,3730.5
Allan Opus (PACIFIC) 1,3110.5
1994generalPeter DeFazio (D) 158,98166.8
John Newkirk (R) 78,94733.2
1992generalPeter DeFazio (D) 199,37271.4
Richard Schulz (R) 79,73328.5
1990generalPeter DeFazio (D) 162,49486.0
Tonie Nathan (LIBERT) 26,43214.0
1988generalPeter DeFazio (D) 108,48372.0
Jim Howard (R) 42,22028.0
1986generalPeter DeFazio (D) 105,69754.0
Bruce Long (R) 89,79546.0
Roll Call Vitals

20th

on the House Seniority List

Fellow Oregon Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D) is 84th.

26th

Oregon is 26th on Roll Call's Clout Index, which measures influence in Congress by state.

8,559

Twitter Followers (@RepPeterDeFazio)

Rep. Peter A. DeFazio has no appearances on Sunday talk shows.

Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Mich.) has the most appearances so far this year.











Roll Call and CQ Weekly use ratings assigned by the Rothenberg Political Report, which are defined as follows: SAFE: As of today, the party indicated is all but certain to win the seat. FAVORED: One candidate has a substantial advantage, but an upset is still possible. LEAN: The party indicated has the edge, but the outcome is less certain than for races rated as favored. TILT: The outcome is effectively regarded as a tossup for each of these highly competitive seats, although the party indicated has a slight edge. TOSSUP: Neither party has an edge in these contests.