UO Alumni in office

UO’s more than 258,000 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

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  • Tina Kotek, Oregon Governor
    • University of Oregon, BS 1990 (Major: Religious Studies)

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

  • Christina Stephenson, Bureau of Labor and Industries (BOLI) Commissioner
    • University of Oregon,  JD 2009

Ducks in the Oregon Legislature



  • 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) 



  • Tom Andersen, Democrat, House District 19, Salem   
    • University of Oregon JD 1976, University of Illinois, BA       

  • Ben Bowman, Democrat, House District 25, Tigard  
    • University of Oregon BA 2014 (Major: Political Science), Stanford University, Master's, Education Policy


  • 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
    • Oregon State University, BA, Philosophy; University of Oregon, JD 1996


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  • 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) 

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

  • Jules Walters, Democrat, House District 37, Tualatin, West Linn
    • University of Oregon, pursuing MA (Strategic Communications), BA Journalism 1994 University of San Francisco

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


Ducks in DC



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