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Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.)


Biography
Political Highlights: U.S. House of Representatives, 1981-96; U.S. Senate, 1996-present
Born: May 3, 1949; Wichita, Kan.
Residence: Portland
Religion: Jewish
Family: Wife, Nancy Bass-Wyden; five children
Education: U. of California, Santa Barbara, attended 1967-69; Stanford U., A.B. 1971; U. of Oregon, J.D. 1974
Military Service: None
Start of Service: Elected: 1996 (3rd full term)
Committee Assignments: Budget; Energy & Natural Resources (National Parks; Public Lands, Forests and Mining - Ranking Member; Water & Power); Finance (International Trade, Customs & Global Competitiveness - Ranking Member; Taxation & IRS Oversight); Select Intelligence; Joint Taxation

Election History
YearElectionCandidateVotes%
2010generalRon Wyden (D) 825,50757.2
Jim Huffman (R) 566,19939.2
Bruce Cronk (WFM) 18,9401.3
Marc Delphine (LIBERT) 16,0281.1
Rick Staggenborg (PRO) 14,4661.0
2004generalRon Wyden (D) 1,128,72863.4
Al King (R) 565,25431.8
Teresa Keane (I) 43,0532.4
Dan Fitzgerald (LIBERT) 29,5821.7
David Brownlow (CNSTP) 12,3970.7
1998generalRon Wyden (D) 682,42561.1
John Lim (R) 377,73933.8
Karyn Moskowitz (PACIFIC) 22,0242.0
Jim Brewster (LIBERT) 18,2211.6
Michael Campbell (NL) 8,3720.7
Dean Braa (S) 7,5530.7
1996specialRon Wyden (D) 571,73948.4
Gordon Smith (R) 553,51946.8
Karen Shilling (AM) 25,5972.2
Gene Nanni (LIBERT) 15,6981.3
Vickie Valdez (S) 7,8720.7
Lou Gold (PACIFIC) 7,2250.6
1994generalRon Wyden (D) 161,62472.5
Everett Hall (R) 43,21119.4
Mark Brunelle (I) 13,5506.1
Gene Nanni (LIBERT) 4,1641.9
1992generalRon Wyden (D) 208,02877.1
Al Ritter (R) 50,23518.6
Blair Bobier (LIBERT) 11,4134.2
1990generalRon Wyden (D) 169,73180.8
Philip Mooney (R) 40,21619.1
1988generalRon Wyden (D) 190,68499.4
1986generalRon Wyden (D) 180,06785.9
1984generalRon Wyden (D) 173,43872.3
Drew Davis (R) 66,39427.7
1982generalRon Wyden (D) 159,41678.3
1980generalRon Wyden (D) 156,37171.9
Darrell Conger (R) 60,94028.0
Roll Call Vitals

26th

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

35,856

Twitter Followers (@ronwyden)

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