MERKLEY, Jeff, (1956 - )

Senate Years of Service: 2009-
Party: Democrat

MERKLEY, Jeff, a Senator from Oregon; born in Myrtle Creek, Ore., October 24, 1956; B.A., Stanford University, 1979; M.P.A., Princeton University, 1982; government analyst; nonprofit executive; Oregon State representative, 1999-2008; speaker of the Oregon State House of Representative, 2007-2008; elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate in 2008 for the term ending January 3, 2015.