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Located in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States, the state of Oregon is bordered by Washington, California, Nevada, Idaho and the Pacific Ocean. Nicknamed “the Beaver State,” Oregon became the 33rd state when it was admitted into the Union in 1859. While Salem is the state’s capital, Portland is the state’s most populated city.

Oregon has two members of the U.S. Senate, a total of five members of the U.S. House of Representatives, 30 members of the Oregon State Senate and 60 members of the Oregon House of Representatives.

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Name:Party:Position:Assumed Office:Term Ends:Next Election:Official Website:Predecessor:
Jeff Merkley
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Democratic PartyU.S. Senate, Oregon 2009January 3, 2015 November 4, 2014LinkGordon Smith (R)
Ron Wyden
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Democratic PartyU.S. Senate, Oregon 1996January 3, 2017November 8, 2016LinkRobert Packwood (R)


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Name:Party:Position:Assumed Office:Term Ends:Next Election:Official Website:Predecessor:
Earl Blumenauer
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Democratic PartyDistrict 3 1997January 3, 2015November 4, 2014LinkRon Wyden (D)
Greg Walden
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Republican PartyDistrict 2 1999January 3, 2015November 4, 2014LinkRobert Smith (R)
Kurt Schrader
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Democratic PartyDistrict 5 2009January 3, 2015November 4, 2014LinkDarlene Hooley (D)
Peter DeFazio
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Democratic PartyDistrict 4 1987January 3, 2015November 4, 2014LinkJames H. Weaver (D)
Suzanne Bonamici
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Democratic PartyDistrict 1 2012January 3, 2015November 4, 2014LinkDavid Wu (D)


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The District of Oregon and the District of Oregon Bankruptcy Court have jurisdiction over federal matters in Oregon.

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The Beaver State
Capital:   Salem
Motto:   Alis volat propriis
Translation:   She flies with her own wings
Population:   3.8 million
Area of state:   98,380 sq. mi.
Admitted to U.S.:   1859
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