State Representatives

State House Chamber
State Capitol: House chamber
Photo courtesy of the Oregon Legislature

The Oregon Legislature is a bicameral type, consisting of a 60-member House of Representatives and a 30-member Senate. Each Senate district takes in two House districts; the number of the Senate districts is one-half the even-numbered House district it covers (e.g. House Districts 23 and 24 comprise Senate District 12).

State Senate Chamber
State Capitol: Senate chamber
Photo courtesy of the Oregon Legislature

Legislators, beginning with the 2011 session, meet annually, the sessions lasting for two years. Legislators convene in February each year to conduct business for a Constitutionally-specified number of days: 160 days in odd-numbered years and 35 days in even-numbered (election) years. At the beginning of each new Assembly in the odd-numbered years, the Legislature will convene on the second Monday of January to swear in members, elect leaders, receive committee assignments, introduce bills, and assign those bills to committees. At the end of the three or four days necessary to complete that process, the Legislature recesses until 1 February.

Representatives serve one session; the entire House faces election every cycle. Senators serve two sessions — i.e. four years — so that half of the Senate faces election each cycle.

Marion County contains all or parts of nine House districts and six Senate districts. Five of the seven representatives and four of the five senators are Republicans. Interestingly, the two Democrat House districts are contained in the one Democrat Senate district. In the interest of communication between constituents and their legislators, including those residing in districts represented by Democrats, we encourage you to use this page to send e-mail messages as often as you can, whether or not they are in session, to your Representative. Select the name of your Republican legislator to visit that official's page on our site. We have also provided a link to each legislator's district map. Selecting the e-mail link will launch the e-mail client installed on your computer already addressed to the appropriate legislator. Simply fill in the subject field, write your message, and send it. Do it regularly.

House of Representatives
Rep. Sherrie Sprenger District 17 E-mail
Rep. Rick Lewis District 18 E-mail
Rep. Jodi Hack District 19 E-mail
Rep. Paul Evans District 20 E-mail
Rep. Brian Clem District 21 E-mail
Rep. Teresa Alonso Leon District 22 E-mail
Rep. Mike Nearman District 23 E-mail
Rep. Bill Post District 25 E-mail
Rep. Bill Kennemer District 39 E-mail

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