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Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore.

Senator (2nd term)

Democrat



Biography

Political Highlights: Ore. House, 1999-2009
Born: October 24, 1956; Eugene, Ore.
Residence: Portland
Religion: Lutheran
Family: Wife, Mary Sorteberg; two children
Education: Stanford U., B.A. 1979; Princeton U., M.P.A. 1982
Elected: 2008
Committee Assignments: Appropriations (Agriculture - Ranking Member; Energy-Water; Interior-Environment; Labor-HHS-Education; State-Foreign Operations); Budget; Environment & Public Works (Clean Air & Nuclear Safety; Fisheries, Water & Wildlife; Transportation & Infrastructure); Foreign Relations (East Asia; Multilateral International Development, Multilateral Institutions - Ranking Member; State Department and USAID Management)
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Roll Call Vitals

District Rating: Safe Democrat
House Seniority: 26th ranked Senate Democrat


Election History

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