Oregon House of Representatives

The Oregon House of Representatives is the lower house of the Oregon Legislative Assembly. There are 60 members of the House, representing 60 districts across the state, each with a population of 65,000. The House meets in the west wing of the Oregon State Capitol in Salem.

Oregon House of Representatives
Oregon Legislative Assembly
Coat of arms or logo
Type
Type
Term limits
None
History
New session started
January 11, 2021
Leadership
Dan Rayfield (D)
since February 1, 2022
Speaker pro tempore
Paul Holvey (D)
since January 9, 2017
Majority Leader
Julie Fahey (D)
since January 16, 2022
Minority Leader
Vikki Breese-Iverson (R)
since November 30, 2021
Structure
Seats60
Oregon House 2021-2023.svg
Political groups
Majority
  •   Democratic (37)

Minority

Length of term
2 years
AuthorityArticle IV, Oregon Constitution
Salary$21,612/year + per diem
Elections
Last election
November 3, 2020
(60 seats)
Next election
November 8, 2022
(60 seats)
RedistrictingLegislative Control
Meeting place
OregonHouseCenter.jpg
House of Representatives Chamber
Oregon State Capitol
Salem, Oregon
Website
Oregon House of Representatives
Map of current Oregon State House

Members of the House serve two-year terms without term limits. In 2002, the Oregon Supreme Court struck down Oregon Ballot Measure 3 (1992), that had restricted State Representatives to three terms (six years) on procedural grounds.[1]

Democrat Paul Holvey of Eugene currently serves as Speaker pro tempore until February 1, 2022, when the House will vote to elect a new speaker after Tina Kotek stepped down.

MilestonesEdit

CompositionEdit

The Republican Party held the majority in the House for many years until the Democratic Party gained a majority following the 2006 elections. After losing several seats in the 2010 elections, resulting in a split control between both parties for one legislative term, Democrats regained their majority in the 2012 elections. The Oregon State Senate has been under continuous Democratic control since 2005. On June 10, 2021, Republican Mike Nearman was expelled from the house by a 59–1 vote for intentionally letting armed protesters into the Oregon State Capitol to protest against health restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic in Oregon.[3][4] This was the first time a member of the legislature has been expelled in the state's history.[5]

Affiliation Party
(Shading indicates majority caucus)
Total
Democratic Republican Vacant
73rd (2005–2006) 27 33 60 0
74th (2007–2008) 31 29 60 0
75th (2009–2010) 36 24 60 0
76th (2011–2012) 30 30 60 0
77th (2013–2014) 34 26 60 0
78th (2015–2016) 35 25 60 0
79th (2017–2018) 35 25 60 0
80th (2019–2020) 38 22 60 0
81st (2021–2022) 37 21 (23 elected, 1 expelled) 60 2
Latest voting share 62.7% 37.3%

81st HouseEdit

81st Oregon House Leadership
Position Representative District Party Residence
Speaker of the House Dan Rayfield 16 Democratic Corvallis
Speaker pro Tempore Paul Holvey 8 Democratic Eugene
Majority Leader Julie Fahey 45 Democratic West Eugene
Majority Whip Rob Nosse 14 Democratic Portland
Deputy Majority Whip Andrea Valderrama 47 Democratic East Portland
Minority Leader Vikki Breese-Iverson 55 Republican Prineville
Deputy Minority Leader Daniel Bonham 59 Republican The Dalles
Minority Whip Kim Wallan 6 Republican Medford
District Representative Party Residence Assumed office
1 David Brock Smith Republican Port Orford 2017
2 Christine Goodwin Republican Roseburg 2021[a]
3 Lily Morgan Republican Grants Pass 2021
4 Duane Stark Republican 2015
5 Pam Marsh Democratic Ashland 2017
6 Kim Wallan Republican Medford 2019
7 Cedric Ross Hayden Republican Fall Creek 2015
8 Paul Holvey Democratic Eugene 2004[b]
9 Boomer Wright Republican Reedsport 2021
10 David Gomberg Democratic Otis 2013
11 Marty Wilde Democratic Eugene 2019
12 John Lively Democratic Springfield 2013
13 Nancy Nathanson Democratic Eugene 2007
14 Julie Fahey Democratic 2017
15 Shelly Boshart Davis Republican Albany 2019
16 Dan Rayfield Democratic Corvallis 2015
17 Jami Cate Republican Lebanon 2021
18 Rick Lewis Republican Silverton 2017
19 Raquel Moore-Green Republican Salem 2019[b]
20 Paul Evans Democratic Monmouth 2015
21 Chris Hoy Democratic Salem 2021[b]
22 Teresa Alonso Leon Democratic Woodburn 2017
23 Anna Scharf Republican Amity 2021[c]
24 Ron Noble Republican McMinnville 2017
25 Jessica George Republican Keizer 2021[b]
26 Courtney Neron Democratic Wilsonville 2019
27 Sheri Schouten Democratic Beaverton 2017
28 Wlnsvey Campos Democratic Aloha 2021
29 Susan McLain Democratic Forest Grove 2015
30 Nathan Sosa Democratic Hillsboro 2021[b]
31 Brad Witt Democratic Clatskanie 2005
32 Suzanne Weber Republican Tillamook 2021
33 Maxine Dexter Democratic Portland 2020
34 Ken Helm Democratic Beaverton 2015
35 Dacia Grayber Democratic Tigard 2021
36 Lisa Reynolds Democratic Portland 2021
37 Rachel Prusak Democratic West Linn 2019
38 Andrea Salinas Democratic Lake Oswego 2017
39 James Hieb Republican Canby 2022[b]
40 Mark Meek Democratic Gladstone 2017
41 Karin Power Democratic Milwaukie 2017
42 Rob Nosse Democratic Portland 2014[b]
43 Tawna Sanchez Democratic 2017
44 Travis Nelson Democratic 2022[b]
45 Barbara Smith Warner Democratic 2015
46 Khanh Pham Democratic 2021
47 Andrea Valderrama Democratic 2021[b]
48 Jeff Reardon Democratic Happy Valley 2013
49 Zach Hudson Democratic Troutdale 2021
50 Ricki Ruiz Democratic Gresham 2021
51 Janelle Bynum Democratic Happy Valley 2017
52 Anna Williams Democratic Hood River 2019
53 Jack Zika Republican Redmond 2019
54 Jason Kropf Democratic Bend 2021
55 Vikki Breese-Iverson Republican Powell Butte 2019[b]
56 E. Werner Reschke Republican Klamath Falls 2017
57 Greg Smith Republican Heppner 2001
58 Bobby Levy Republican Echo 2021
59 Daniel Bonham Republican The Dalles 2017
60 Mark Owens Republican Vale 2020[b]

81st House Committee AssignmentsEdit

Agriculture, Land Use, and Water

  • Representative Ken Helm - Chair
  • Representative Susan McLain - Vice-Chair
  • Representative Mark Owens - Vice-Chair
  • Representative Jami Cate
  • Representative Pam Marsh
  • Representative Jeff Reardon
  • Representative Anna Scharf
  • Representative David Brock Smith
  • Representative Marty Wilde
  • Representative Anna Williams
  • Representative Brad Witt

Behavioral Health

  • Representative Rob Nosse - Chair
  • Representative Raquel Moore-Green - Vice-Chair
  • Representative Lisa Reynolds - Vice-Chair
  • Representative Christine Goodwin
  • Representative Chris Hoy
  • Representative John Lively
  • Representative Lily Morgan
  • Representative Travis Nelson
  • Representative Nathan Sosa
  • Representative Brad Witt
  • Representative Boomer Wright

Business and Labor

  • Representative Paul Holvey - Chair
  • Representative Daniel Bonham - Vice-Chair
  • Representative Dacia Grayber - Vice-Chair
  • Representative Shelly Boshart Davis
  • Representative Janelle Bynum
  • Representative Jami Cate
  • Representative Paul Evans
  • Representative Jessica George
  • Representative Andrea Salinas
  • Representative Barbara Smith Warner
  • Representative Brad Witt

Early Childhood

  • Representative Karin Power - Chair
  • Representative Lisa Reynolds - Vice-Chair
  • Representative Jack Zika - Vice-Chair
  • Representative John Lively
  • Representative Courtney Neron
  • Representative Sheri Schouten
  • Representative Suzanne Weber
  • Representative Boomer Wright

Economic Recovery and Prosperity

  • Representative John Lively - Chair
  • Representative Jami Cate - Vice-Chair
  • Representative Jason Kropf - Vice-Chair
  • Representative Daniel Bonham
  • Representative Zach Hudson
  • Representative Bobby Levy
  • Representative Rachel Prusak
  • Representative Ricki Ruiz
  • Representative Kim Wallan
  • Representative Brad Witt

Education

  • Representative Teresa Alonso Leon - Chair
  • Representative Courtney Neron - Vice-Chair
  • Representative Suzanne Weber - Vice-Chair
  • Representative Jessica George
  • Representative Zach Hudson
  • Representative Mark Owens
  • Representative Jeff Reardon
  • Representative Ricki Ruiz
  • Representative Barbara Smith Warner
  • Representative Boomer Wright

Environment and Natural Resources

  • Representative Pam Marsh - Chair
  • Representative Zach Hudson - Vice-Chair
  • Representative David Brock Smith - Vice-Chair
  • Representative Christine Goodwin
  • Representative Ken Helm
  • Representative Raquel Moore-Green
  • Representative Mark Owens
  • Representative Khanh Pham
  • Representative Andrea Valderrama
  • Representative Marty Wilde

Health Care

  • Representative Rachel Prusak - Chair
  • Representative Cedric Hayden - Vice-Chair
  • Representative Andrea Salinas - Vice-Chair
  • Representative Teresa Alonso Leon
  • Representative Wlnsvey Campos
  • Representative Maxine Dexter
  • Representative Raquel Moore-Green
  • Representative Ron Noble
  • Representative Sheri Schouten
  • Representative Suzanne Weber

Housing

  • Representative Julie Fahey - Chair
  • Representative Wlnsvey Campos - Vice-Chair
  • Representative Lily Morgan - Vice-Chair
  • Representative Chris Hoy
  • Representative Pam Marsh
  • Representative Mark Meek
  • Representative Courtney Neron
  • Representative Andrea Valderrama
  • Representative Suzanne Weber
  • Representative Jack Zika

Human Services

  • Representative Anna Williams - Chair
  • Representative Ricki Ruiz - Vice-Chair
  • Representative Anna Scharf - Vice-Chair
  • Representative Travis Nelson
  • Representative Ron Noble
  • Representative Mark Owens
  • Representative Sheri Schouten

Judiciary

  • Representative Janelle Bynum - Chair
  • Representative Ron Noble - Vice-Chair
  • Representative Karin Power - Vice-Chair
  • Representative Maxine Dexter
  • Representative Ken Helm
  • Representative Jason Kropf
  • Representative Rick Lewis
  • Representative Lily Morgan
  • Representative Kim Wallan
  • Representative Marty Wilde

Revenue

  • Representative Nancy Nathanson - Chair
  • Representative Khanh Pham - Vice-Chair
  • Representative E. Werner Reschke - Vice-Chair
  • Representative Bobby Levy
  • Representative Pam Marsh
  • Representative Greg Smith
  • Representative Andrea Valderrama

Rules

  • Representative Barbara Smith Warner - Chair
  • Representative Vikki Breese-Iverson - Vice-Chair
  • Representative Julie Fahey - Vice-Chair
  • Representative Paul Holvey
  • Representative Andrea Valderrama
  • Representative Kim Wallan
  • Representative Jack Zika

Veterans and Emergency Management

  • Representative Dacia Grayber - Chair
  • Representative Rick Lewis - Vice-Chair
  • Representative Mark Meek - Vice-Chair
  • Representative Paul Evans
  • Representative Jessica George
  • Representative Boomer Wright

COVID-19 Response

  • Representative Maxine Dexter - Chair
  • Representative Cedric Hayden - Vice-Chair
  • Representative Rachel Prusak - Vice-Chair
  • Representative Wlnsvey Campos
  • Representative Raquel Moore-Green
  • Representative Lisa Reynolds
  • Representative Duane Stark

Wildfire Recovery

  • Representative Paul Evans - Chair
  • Representative Rick Lewis - Vice-Chair
  • Representative Pam Marsh - Vice-Chair
  • Representative Jami Cate
  • Representative David Gomberg
  • Representative Dacia Grayber
  • Representative Mark Meek
  • Representative Lily Morgan

Past composition of the House of RepresentativesEdit

OfficersEdit

SpeakerEdit

Majority LeaderEdit

Minority LeaderEdit

Chief ClerkEdit

"The Chief Clerk of the House is the administrative officer elected for a two-year term by the membership of the House of Representatives to be responsible for ensuring that the chamber's business and proceedings run smoothly. The Chief Clerk's Office is therefore responsible for a multiplicity of duties including the processing of the official business of the House, providing the proper setting for consideration and enactment of Oregon laws, maintaining the Rules of the House of Representatives, and advising presiding officers and other members on the proper interpretation of chamber rules and protocols." "Chief Clerk". OregonLegislature.gov.

The Office of the Chief Clerk also comprises a Deputy Chief Clerk, Journal Clerk, Measure History Clerk, Reading Clerk, and a Seargeant-at-Arms.

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Previous officeholder, Gary Leif, Died.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k Representative was originally appointed.
  3. ^ Previous officeholder, Mike Nearman, expelled.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Green, Ashbel S.; Lisa Grace Lednicer (January 17, 2006). "State high court strikes term limits". Oregonian. Portland, Oregon: Oregonian Publishing. pp. A1.
  2. ^ Radnovich, Connor (February 2, 2022). "First day of session: Call for empathy, then a public protest". Register-Guard.
  3. ^ Peterson, Danny; Balick, Lisa (January 7, 2021). "Kotek: GOP's Nearman let right-wing protesters into Capitol". KOIN. Retrieved January 7, 2021.
  4. ^ Borrud, Hillary (January 7, 2021). "Oregon Rep. Mike Nearman let right-wing protesters into the Oregon Capitol last month". The Oregonian. Retrieved January 7, 2021.
  5. ^ VanderHart, Dirk (June 10, 2021). "Oregon House expels state Rep. Mike Nearman, plotter of Capitol incursion". www.opb.org. Oregon Public Broadcasting. Retrieved June 10, 2021.

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