UO Alumni in office

UO’s more than 253,000 alumni make an impact across the globe. Ducks are everywhere. They're leaders in business, industry, education, the arts, government. Many alumni even serve in public office today. Take a look at the Ducks currently in statewide office, the Oregon Legislature, and Congress.


Ducks in statewide office

  • Ellen Rosenblum, Oregon Attorney General
    • University of Oregon, BS 1971 (Major: Sociology), JD 1975

Ducks in the Oregon Legislature


  • Rachel Armitage, Democrat, Senate District 16, Scappoose
    • University of Oregon, BS 2015 College of Arts and Sciences (Major: Geography)



  • Lee Beyer, Democrat, Senate District 6, Springfield
    • University of Oregon, BS 1974 School of Architecture & Allied Arts (Major: Public Affairs)



  • Chris Gorsek, Democrat, Senate District 25, Troutdale
    • University of Oregon, BS 1989 College of Arts and Sciences (Major: Political Science); University of Oregon, MA 1992 College of Arts and Sciences (Major: Geography); Portland State University, PhD   


  • Bill Hansell, Republican, Senate District 29, Athena 
    • University of Oregon, BS 1967 College of Arts and Sciences (Major: Political Science) 



  • Paul Holvey, Democrat, House District 8, Eugene
    • University of Oregon, Certificate Labor Education and Research Center, Lane Community College; Central Washington University

  • Jason Kropf, Democrat, House District 54, Bend
    • University of Oregon, JD 1996


  • John Lively, Democrat, House District 12, Springfield
    • University of Oregon, BS 1975 College of Arts and Sciences (Major: Political Science)



  • Nancy Nathanson, Democrat, House District 13, Eugene
    • University of Oregon, BS 1975 College of Arts and Sciences (Major: Geography)

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  • Courtney Neron, Democrat, House District 26, Wilsonville
    • University of Oregon, BA 2001 College of Arts and Sciences (Major: French) 


  • Duane Stark, Republican, House District 4, Grants Pass
    • University of Oregon, BS 2005 College of Arts and Sciences (Major:Psychology); Multnomah University

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  • Andrea Valderrama, Democrat, House District 47, Portland
    • University of Oregon, BA 2015 College of Arts and Sciences (Major: Romance Languages)

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  • Marty Wilde, Democrat, House District 11, Eugene
    • University of Oregon, JD 1997 School of Law (Major: Law)


  • Brad Witt, Democrat, House District 31, Clatskanie
    • University of Oregon, MA 1978 Graduate School (Major: IS: Industrial Relations); University of Massachusetts, BA

  • Boomer Wright, Republican, House District 9, Coos Bay
    • University of Oregon, MA 1984 (Education), BS 1972 Western Oregon


Ducks in DC


  • Senator Ron Wyden
    • University of Oregon, JD 1974 School of Law (Major: Law), Democrat


  • Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici, Democrat, 1st District
    • University of Oregon, BA 1980 School of Journalism & Communication (Major: Journalism), JD School of Law (Major: Law) 



  • Congressman Peter DeFazio, Democrat, 4th District
    • University of Oregon, MA 1977 Graduate School (Major: IS: Individualized Program)