MERKLEY, Jeff (1956-)

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; reelected in 2014 for the term ending January 3, 2021.