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Dan Rayfield
Dan Rayfield.jpg
Oregon House of Representatives, District 16
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
Dan Rayfield is a Democratic member of the Oregon House of Representatives, representing District 16. He was first elected to the chamber in 2014.

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

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

Oregon Committee Assignments, 2015
Joint Ways and Means
Consumer Protection and Government Effectiveness, Vice-Chair


Campaign themes


Rayfield's campaign website highlighted the following issues:[1]

Prioritizing High-Quality Education

  • Excerpt: "Dan Rayfield has the kind of education plan we expect from our State Representative: Reduce class sizes to increase student performance."

Strengthening our Economy

  • Excerpt: "Dan Rayfield’s economic plan is focused on creating an environment for growth and opportunity: Continue to invest in tomorrow’s renewable energy technology to create good paying jobs today."

Protecting our Quality of Life

  • Excerpt: "Dan has the right plan to protect our quality of life: Defend our land use laws to protect farms and forestlands from uncontrolled growth."

Accessible and Affordable Healthcare

  • Excerpt: "Dan Rayfield supports a single, statewide, publicly funded comprehensive plan that will provide health care to everyone in our state, reduce costs, and improve the health of all Oregonians."



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. Dan Rayfield was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Jacob Vandever was unopposed in the Republican primary. Rayfield defeated Vandever in the general election.[2][3]

Oregon House of Representatives District 16, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDan Rayfield 72.1% 16,797
     Republican Jacob D. Vandever 27.4% 6,379
     None Miscellaneous 0.5% 113
Total Votes 23,289


See also: Oregon State Senate elections, 2010

Rayfield was defeated in the November 2 general election by incumbent Frank Morse (D). The primary election was on May 18, 2010 and the general election was on November 2, 2010.[4][5]

Oregon State Senate, District 8 (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Frank Morse (R) 26,466
Dan Rayfield (D) 21,563


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In 2014, Rayfield's endorsements included the following:[6]

  • Oregon Nurses Association
  • Oregon League of Conservation Voters
  • Basic Rights Equality PAC
  • Planned Parenthood PAC
  • Oregon Council of Police Associations

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Political offices
Preceded by
Sara Gelser (D)
Oregon House of Representatives - District 16
Succeeded by