Jeff Merkley (born Oct. 24, 1956) is a Democratic politician. He ran for U.S. Senate in Oregon against Republican incumbent Gordon Smith, ultimately winning the election. In 2013 Merkley ran for the seat the district most likely of appeal to voters, after former state Attorney General Janet Reno had successfully argued the case for Merkley's resignation. Merkley ran unsuccessfully against Democrat Catherine A. Farenthold for the 2016 senate primary. In the primary this cycle, Merkley went even further...
- Preceded by: Frank Shields
- Succeeded by: Jefferson Smith
- Born: Jeffrey Alan Merkley (1956-10-24) October 24, 1956 (age 63) Myrtle Creek, Oregon, U.S.
- Political party: Democratic
- Spouse(s): Mary Sorteberg (m. 1992)
- Children: 2
- Education: Stanford University (BA) Princeton University (MPA)
- Website: Senate website
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