MERKLEY, Jeff (1956-)
Senate Years of Service: 2009-

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, and again in 2020 for the term ending January 3, 2027.

  • Merkley, Jeff. America is Better Than This: Trump's War Against Migrant Families. New York: Twelve, 2019.