Cedric Hayden

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Cedric Hayden
Oregon House of Representatives, District 7
In office
January 12, 2015 - present
Term ends
January 8, 2017
Years in position 0
Base salary$22,596/year
Per diem$129/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 4, 2014
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Office website
Campaign website
Cedric Hayden is a Republican member of the Oregon House of Representatives, representing District 7. He was first elected to the chamber in 2014.


Hayden's professional experience includes working as a dentist, as a heavy equipment operator and as the owner of a ranch.[1]

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, Hayden served on the following committees:

Oregon Committee Assignments, 2015
Health Care, Vice-Chair
Higher Education, Innovation and Workforce Development
Human Services and Housing


Campaign themes


Hayden's campaign website highlighted the following issues:[2]

Private Sector Solutions Needed in Health Care

  • Excerpt: "My wife and I are expecting our fifth child this July. We have worked hard and planned ahead. But, like millions of Americans, we too recently received a letter saying that because of government intervention that insurance policy may end. What I want to know is does the government really know what’s better for my family than we do? Again, government is not the solution."

Market-Based Job Creation

  • Excerpt: "I’ve found that my business ventures have done the best at both turning a profit and benefiting our employees when we did not have to spend significant time and other resources navigating through government paperwork and policies. Even the best intentions behind regulations often don’t result in the greater good. This is most obvious in rural areas like ours where legislation and regulations created with ostensibly good intentions have resulted in dramatically reduced timber harvests and thus job losses."

Individual Freedom and Rights

  • Excerpt: "We’re also very familiar with government overreach in our area when it comes to the right to bear arms. Thankfully, this right has not been taken away. But the pressure for the government to limit our 2nd Amendment rights is strong, and as your State Representative I will fight to block efforts by politicians in Portland and Eugene from taking away our gun rights."

Educating for our Future

  • Excerpt: "And as parents with kids in school, Julie and I understand the challenges that our schools face to provide a quality education. I want to see a serious effort to reduce class sizes and provide every student the opportunity and resources they need to read by the time they are in third grade."



See also: Oregon House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Oregon House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election took place on May 20, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 11, 2014. Cedric Hayden defeated Gary Williams in the Republican primary. He also ran as a write-in candidate on the Democratic party ticket. Brandon Boertje ran as a Libertarian candidate. Hayden defeated Boertje in the general election.[3][4]

Oregon House of Representatives District 7, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngCedric Hayden 79.7% 16,725
     Libertarian Brandon Boertje 17.8% 3,727
     None Miscellaneous 2.5% 534
Total Votes 20,986
Oregon House of Representatives, District 7 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngCedric Hayden 59.8% 3,746
Gary Williams 40.2% 2,521
Total Votes 6,267


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Hayden and his wife, Julie, have five children.[1]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Bruce Hanna (R)
Oregon House of Representatives - District 7
Succeeded by