Alissa Keny-Guyer

Alissa Keny-Guyer[2] (born on May 20, 1959) is an American politician and a Democratic member of the Oregon House of Representatives representing District 46 (parts of SE and NE Portland) since her September 27, 2011 appointment by the Multnomah County Board of Commissioners to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Ben Cannon.[3] Keny-Guyer chairs the House Committee on Human Services and Housing and serves on the House Committees on Health Care and on Revenue. She also serves on the Governor's Children's Cabinet. In the past, she served on the Joint Ways and Means Subcommittee on Human Services and on the House Committees on Environment, on Early Childhood and Family Supports, and on Consumer Protection (as interim Chair). She also served as Assistant Majority Leader for the Oregon House Democrats.

Alissa Keny-Guyer
Member of the Oregon House of Representatives
from the 46th[1] district
In office
September 27, 2011 – January 11, 2021
Preceded byBen Cannon
Succeeded byKhanh Pham
Personal details
Born (1959-05-20) May 20, 1959 (age 61)
New York, New York, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Neal Keny-Guyer
ChildrenEvan (born 1990), Jordan (born 1993), Maraya (born 1996)
ResidencePortland, OR
Alma materStanford University
University of Hawaii at Manoa
ProfessionState Representative


Keny-Guyer earned her BA in human biology from Stanford University and her MPH from the University of Hawaii at Manoa.


Alissa won her 2012, 2014, 2016, and 2018 Democratic primary and general elections unopposed. In Oregon's fusion voting system that allows nominations from up to three parties, Alissa was nominated by the Working Families Party and the Independent Party of Oregon along with the Democratic party in 2014, 2016 and 2018.


  1. ^ "Representative Alissa Keny-Guyer". Salem, Oregon: Oregon Legislative Assembly. Retrieved December 19, 2013. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "Alissa Keny-Guyer's Biography". Project Vote Smart. Retrieved December 19, 2013. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ Kost, Ryan (September 27, 2011). "Alissa Keny-Guyer tapped to replace Ben Cannon in Oregon House". The Oregonian. Retrieved December 19, 2013. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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