Jackie Dingfelder

Jackie Dingfelder is a Democratic politician in the U.S. state of Oregon. She is a former member of the Oregon State Senate and the Oregon House of Representatives, and later served as a part of Portland, Oregon Mayor Charlie Hales' staff.

Jackie Dingfelder
Member of the Oregon Senate
from the 23rd district
In office
Preceded byAvel Gordly
Member of the Oregon House of Representatives
from the 19th (through 2002), then 45th district
In office
Preceded byJo Ann Bowman (before redistricting)
Succeeded byMichael Dembrow (after redistricting)
Personal details
Political partyDemocratic
ResidencePortland, Oregon
OccupationEnvironmental planner

Early lifeEdit

Dingfelder has a bachelor's degree in Geography-Ecosystems Management from the University of California, Los Angeles and a master's degree in regional planning, with an emphasis on water resources management, from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.[1]

Political careerEdit

Dingfelder was appointed to the Oregon House of Representatives, representing District 19, in April 2001, to fill a vacancy created by the resignation of Jo Ann Hardesty (née Bowman).[2] After redistricting based on data from the 2000 Census, Dingfelder represented House District 45. In the 2007–2008 session, Dingfelder chaired the House Energy and Environment Committee, and sat on the Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee.[3] She also chaired a conference committee.[4]

In 2009, she joined the Oregon State Senate representing District 23 (Northeast and Southeast Portland). In the Senate she chaired the Senate Environment & Natural Resources Committee, and sat on the Joint Ways and Means Subcommittee on Natural Resources and the Senate Judiciary Committee.[5] Her support and advocacy in animal-related measures saw her labeled as a 2011 "Top Dog" by the Oregon Humane Society.[6] In October 2013, Dingfelder resigned from the Senate to join the staff of the mayor of Portland.[7] She resigned in July 2015 to pursue other interests.[8]


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on December 6, 2010. Retrieved July 2, 2008.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ "State Government Legislators and Staff, 2001 Regular Session". Oregon State Archives. Retrieved January 5, 2013. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ http://www.leg.state.or.us/servlet/XSLT?URL=members.xml&xslURL=committees.xsl&member-type=representative#dingfelder Archived July 9, 2011, at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on August 20, 2007. Retrieved July 2, 2008.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on May 24, 2011. Retrieved March 28, 2009.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  6. ^ 2011 Oregon Humane Society Legislative Scorecard Archived June 28, 2012, at the Wayback Machine at the Oregon Humane Society
  7. ^ Giegerich, Andy (October 16, 2013). "Dingfelder leaves Oregon Senate for Hales' staff". Portland Business Journal. Retrieved October 17, 2013. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  8. ^ Theen, Andy (July 23, 2015). "Charlie Hales is losing Jackie Dingfelder, another top aide". The Oregonian. Retrieved November 11, 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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