Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Oregon) biography

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Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-OR)

2nd term Democrat from Oregon.


Residence: Portland

Marital Status: Married (Mary Sorteberg)

Prev. Occupation: Business Owner, Budget Analyst

Prev. Political Exp.: OR House, 1999-2009; US Senate, 2009-present

Education: BA Stanford University, 1979; MPA Princeton University, 1982

Birthdate: 10/24/1956

Birthplace: Eugene, OR

Religion: Lutheran

Percentage in Last Election: 56%

Major Opponent: Monica Wehby (R)


Current Elected Office Contact Information

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Washington, D.C. Office:

313 Hart Senate Office Building,
District of Columbia 20510
Phone: (202) 224-3753
Fax: (202) 228-3997

Portland Office: (more district offices)

121 SW Salmon Street, #1400
Portland, Oregon 97204
Phone: (503) 326-3386
Fax: (503) 326-2900



Current Elected Office Staff Members:

  • Chief of Staff: Michael Zamore
  • Scheduler: Carly Vandegrift
  • Comm. Dir.: Ray Zaccaro
  • Child/Family Issues LA: Elvia Montoya
  • Education LA: Elvia Montoya
  • Transportation LA: Logan Hollers
  • Budget LA: Lauren Oppenheimer
  • Government Affairs LA: Matthew Traylor
  • Legis. Dir.: Laura Updegrove
  • Telecomm LA: Lauren Oppenheimer
  • Trade LA: Lauren Oppenheimer
  • Commerce LA: Lauren Oppenheimer
  • Labor LA: Matthew Traylor
  • Space - NASA LA: Logan Hollers
  • Government Affairs LA: Ben Ward
  • Animal Welfare LA: Ben Ward


Current Elected Office Bills:

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Bill Name Cosponsor? Send Message
S.1021 - 'A bill to reauthorize the Workforce Investment Act of 1998, and for other purposes. No Send Message to Sen. Jeff Merkley
S.250 - 'A bill to amend the Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Technical Education Act of 1998 to improve th... No Send Message to Sen. Jeff Merkley


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