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Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.)

  • District: Junior Senator from Oregon
  • Residence: Portland
  • Born: October 24, 1956; Eugene, Ore.
  • Religion: Lutheran
  • Family: Wife, Mary Sorteberg; two children
  • Education: Stanford U., B.A. 1979 (international relations); Princeton U., M.P.A. 1982
  • Military Service: None
  • Political Highlights: Ore. House, 1999-2009 (minority leader, 2003-07; speaker, 2007-09); U.S. Senate, 2009-present
  • Elected: Elected: 2008 (1st term); Defeated Sen. Gordon H. Smith, R
  • Committee Assignments: Appropriations (Agriculture; Commerce-Justice-Science; Interior-Environment; Labor-HHS-Education; Military Construction-VA); Banking, Housing & Urban Affairs (Economic Policy - Chairman; Financial Institutions & Consumer Protection; Housing, Transportation & Community Development); Budget; Environment & Public Works (Green Jobs & the New Economy - Chairman; Superfund, Toxics & Environmental Health; Water & Wildlife)
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State Information: Oregon

Election History
Year Election Candidate Votes Percent
2008 general Jeff Merkley (D) 864,392 48.9%
Gordon Smith (R) 805,159 45.6%
David Brownlow (CNSTP) 92,565 5.2%
write-ins (Write-In) 5,388 0.3%
Vote For President
Year Democrat Republican Independent
2008 Barack Obama: 56.74% John McCain: 40.4%
2012 : 54.24% : 42.15%
2004 John Kerry: 51% George W. Bush: 47%
2000 Al Gore: 47% George W. Bush: 47%
1996 Bill Clinton: 47% Robert Dole: 37%
1992 Bill Clinton: 42% George H. W. Bush: 33%
1988 Michael Dukakis: 51% George H. W. Bush: 47%
1984 Walter F. Mondale: 44% :

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