State Representative


OCCUPATION: Executive Director, World Affairs Council of Oregon

OCCUPATIONAL BACKGROUND: Executive Director, Portland Habitat for Humanity; Director of Housing Development, Human Solutions

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND: David Douglas High School; Stanford (B.A.); Princeton (M.A., Public Policy)

PRIOR GOVERNMENTAL EXPERIENCE: Douglas Student Body President; Intern for Senator Hatfield; Citizen Sewer Advisory Board; 1983 Presidential Intern, Office of Secretary of Defense; U.S. Congressional Policy Analyst


Dear Neighbor,

I grew up in District 16 and have deep roots here. I will work with you to improve the livability of our community and our state. Together we can make a difference!!

My top priority is stable and adequate funding paired with accountability for public schools. I received a great education in our District and want my children (Jonathan and Brynne) and your children to have the same.

I will work hard to make an impact:

  • Reduce the tax burden on working families
  • Forge creative partnerships to protect our environment
  • Support pro-choice and reduce teen smoking
  • Fight suburban sprawl and urban blight

Please call me at 261-7826 with questions or ideas.

Your vote counts!! Jeff

Endorsed by:

  • Oregon State Police Officers Association
  • State Rep. Frank Shields and Senator Randy Leonard
  • City Commissioners Erik Sten and Gretchen Kafoury
  • Oregon League of Conservation Voters

"Jeff is a community leader I will count on to help improve education and strengthen early intervention to reduce juvenile crime.

"I strongly endorse Jeff, who has the passion, energy and experience to find creative solutions."

Governor Kitzhaber

(This information furnished by Friends of Jeff Merkley.)

Jeff Merkley has agreed to limit campaign expenditures for this General Election under ORS 260.180 but is not bound by that agreement because an opponent for this election has not agreed to limit expenditures or has exceeded the applicable spending limit.

State Representative

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