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Ron WydenDEMDemocrat United States Senator
73
Years of Age
40
Years of Experience
ORResidence (state)

Ronald Lee Wyden (born May 3, 1949) is an American politician and retired educator serving as the senior United States senator from Oregon, a seat he has held since 1996. A member of the Democratic Party, he served in the United States House of Representatives from 1981 until 1996. He is the dean of Oregon's congressional delegation and chairs the Senate Finance Committee.

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Campaign Funding

20
18
$13,705,548
Total Raised
$11,582,805
Total Spent
$2,302,848
Cash on Hand
Top Industries  (1 - 4 of 10) View All Industries
99%
Securities & Investment$1,011,032
70%
Lawyers/Law Firms$715,102
66%
Insurance$672,657
59%
Real Estate$601,139
51%
Lobbyists$519,872
50%
Hospitals/Nursing Homes$508,276
50%
Health Professionals$508,092
48%
Pharmaceuticals/Health Products$488,113
44%
Retired$454,195
38%
Health Services/HMOs$382,968
Direct campaign contributions grouped by the industry industry of each donor/PAC.

Largest Contributors

Funding generally from an organization's PAC or its members/employees. Organizations did not donate directly.
Financial Data Source: Center for Responsive Politics
Education6 - 6 of 4
University of California, Santa Barbara
1967 - 1969
Stanford University
Bachelor of Arts political science
1971
Palo Alto High School
University of Oregon School of Law
Juris Doctor
1974
Past Positions1 - 4 of 4
Senator
United States Senate
1997 - Current
Representative
United States House of Representatives
1981 - 1996
Co-Director
Oregon Gray Panthers
1974 - 1980
Director
Oregon Legal Services for the Elderly
1977 - 1979
Other Experience1 - 21 of 21
Member
Oregon State Board of Examiners of Nursing Home Administrators
1977 - 1979
Chair
Oregon Business Plan Leadership Committee
Member
Advisory Board, Wayne Morse Center for Law and Politics
Co-Founder
Grey Panthers, Oregon Chapter
Member
Oregon Women's Political Caucus
Member
Advisory Board, American Red Cross, Oregon Trail Chapter
Member
Senate Centrist Coalition
Member
Congressional Wine Caucus
Member
Congressional Internet Caucus
Member
Congressional Fire Services Caucus
Member
Bike Caucus
Member
Congressional Coalition on Adoption
Member
Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Caucus
Former Chair
Finance Committee, United States Senate
Former Chair
Energy and Natural Resources Committee, United States Senate
Former Member
Subcommittee on National Parks, United States Senate
Former Member
Health Care Subcommittee, United States Senate
Former Member
Subcommittee on Taxation and IRS Oversight, United States Senate
Former Member
Subcommittee on Energy, Natural Resources, and Infrastructure, United States Senate
Former Ranking Member
Subcommittee on International trade, Customs, and Global Competitiveness, United States Senate
Former Ranking Member
Subcommittee on Public Lands, Forests, and Mining, United States Senate