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Ron Wyden

Personal data
Date of birthMay 3, 1949(age 66)
Place of birthWichita, Kansas
Birth nameRonald Lee Wyden
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(1) Laurie Oseran (divorced)
(2) Nancy Wyden
ChildrenAdam Wyden
Lilly Wyden
Ava Rose Wyden
William Peter Wyden
ResidencePortland, Oregon
Alma materStanford University (B.A.)
University of Oregon (J.D.)
OccupationLegal services executive
Assumed officeFebruary 6, 1996
Serving with Jeff Merkley
Preceded byBob Packwood
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Oregon's 3rd district
In officeJanuary 3, 1981 - February 5, 1996
Succeeded byEarl Blumenauer
Preceded byRobert B. Duncan

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Ronald Lee "Ron" Wyden (born May 3, 1949) is the senior U.S. Senator for Oregon, serving since 1996, and a member of the Democratic Party. He previously served in the United States House of Representatives from 1981 to 1996.

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'It's Almost As If There Are Two PATRIOT Acts' - Reason Online (blog) Tweet this news
Reason Online (blog)--Last week Mike Riggs noted -Ron Wyden's- warnings about the Obama administration's "secret interpretation" of the PATRIOT Act, which he said undermines democracy, the rule of law, and ultimately the public - Date : Tue, 31 May 2011 20:40:52 GMT+00:00
Sen Wyden Blocks Controversial PROTECT IP Act - Zeropaid Tweet this news
Zeropaid--Senator -Ron Wyden- (D-OR) compares the Internet to the “shipping lane of the 21st century,” and says that we shouldn't cede control of it to “corporations through a private right of action, and to government agencies that do not suff - Date : Tue, 31 May 2011 21:06:13 GMT+00:00
Sen. Wyden says he will block new version of COICA - The Hill (blog) Tweet this news
The Hill (blog)---Ron Wyden- (D-Ore.) is once again vowing to do everything in his power to block a controversial bill that would give the government more power to shut down websites that provide or link to counterfeit or pirated material. ... - Date : Wed, 13 Apr 2011 14:47:13 GMT+00:00
Wyden-Coats reform bill falls out of favor with tax groups - The Hill (blog) Tweet this news
The Hill (blog)--“When Gregg-Wyden came out, it was a big deal to have -Ron Wyden- acknowledge the corporate rate was too high,” Ellis said. “Now, we're not getting as much for our side.” Both Hodge and Ellis also took issue with the plan for - Date : Sun, 10 Apr 2011 21:45:27 GMT+00:00
Sen. Wyden Touts Tax-Credit Bonds, Hits Tax-Exemption for New Munis - Bond Buyer Tweet this news
Bond Buyer---Ron Wyden- on Tuesday underscored his opposition to tax exemptions for new muni bonds, saying it is inefficient and that tax-credit bonds would benefit a broader set of taxpayers, not just high-net-worth individuals. The Oregon Democrat toute - Date : Wed, 13 Apr 2011 05:16:43 GMT+00:00
Senator Ron Wyden denounces ICE domain seizures & COICA - Tweet this news in early February, Oregon Senator -Ron Wyden- sent an extensive letter to US Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency (ICE) Director John Morton outlining his concerns and asking questions regarding the legality and implications of the pr - Date : Wed, 13 Apr 2011 11:07:11 GMT+00:00
Senator Wyden: I Will Do Everything In My Power To Block COICA - Techdirt Tweet this news
Techdirt--Senator -Ron Wyden-, who has been one of the few elected officials regularly standing up for consumers and citizens rather than just rolling over for what big companies want, has again made it clear that he's immensely troubled both by Home - Date : Tue, 12 Apr 2011 17:01:38 GMT+00:00
Winners And Losers In Short-Term Spending Compromise - Kaiser Health News Tweet this news
Kaiser Health News---Ron Wyden-, D-Ore., take hits, while funding for HIV and STD prevention despite early reports dodges a bullet. The previously undisclosed reductions stunned advocates for community health centers, foreign aid and climate change re - Date : Wed, 13 Apr 2011 13:31:15 GMT+00:00
After Senate race, Jim Huffman criticizes public disclosure of donations - (blog) Tweet this news (blog)---Ron Wyden- last year, Republican Jim Huffman says he has concluded that disclosing donations actually gives incumbents an unfair advantage. Huffman, a professor at Lewis & Clark Law School, wrote an op-ed piece for The Wall - Date : Mon, 11 Apr 2011 22:32:42 GMT+00:00
The Note: The Vision Thing: Will Obama's Deficit Reduction Plan Break New Ground? - ABC News (blog) Tweet this news
ABC News (blog)--“At a quarter till midnight last Friday, with a deal to avert a government shutdown barely an hour old, Senator Harry Reid phoned a fellow Democratic senator, -Ron Wyden-, at home and startled him with some bad news. 'You lost free - Date : Wed, 13 Apr 2011 13:05:25 GMT+00:00

United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Robert B. Duncan
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Oregon's 3 congressional district

January 3, 1981 - February 5, 1996
Succeeded by
Earl Blumenauer
United States Senate
Preceded by
Bob Packwood
United States Senator from Oregon
Served alongside: Mark Hatfield, Gordon Smith, Jeff Merkley

January 3, 1981 - February 5, 1996
Succeeded by
Earl Blumenauer
United States order of precedence
Preceded by
Jon Kyl
United States Senators by seniority
Succeeded by
Pat Roberts

 : Results 1980 - 1994
Environment :
Year Democrat Votes Pct Republican Votes Pct 3rd Party Party Votes Pct 3rd Party Party Votes Pct
1980  Ron Wyden
1982  Ron Wyden
1984  Ron Wyden
1986  Ron Wyden
1988  Ron Wyden
1990  Ron Wyden
1992  Ron Wyden 208,028  77%  Al Ritter 50,235  19%  Blair Bobier  Pacific Green 11,413 4% *
1994  Ron Wyden 161,624  73%  Everett Hall 43,211  19%  Mark Brunelle  Independent 13,550 6%  Gene Nanni  Libertarian 4,164 2% *

Oregon Senator (Class III) results: 1992 - 2004
Environment :
Year Democrat Votes Pct Republican Votes Pct 3rd Party Party Votes Pct 3rd Party Party Votes Pct 3rd Party Party Votes Pct 3rd Party Party Votes Pct
1992  Les AuCoin 639,851  46%  Bob Packwood ** 717,455  52%  Miscellaneous   12,934 1%  Write-ins   5,793 <1%
1996  Ron Wyden 571,739  48%  Gordon Smith 553,519  47%  Karen E. Shilling  American Independent 25,597 2%  Gene Nanni  Libertarian 15,698 1%  Vickie Valdez  Socialist 7,872 1%  Lou Gold  Pacific Green 7,225 1%
1998  Ron Wyden 682,425  61%  John Lim 377,739  34%  Karyn Moskowitz  Pacific Green 22,024 2%  Jim Brewster  Libertarian 18,221 2%  Michael A. Campbell  Natural Law 8,372 1%  Dean M. Braa  Socialist 7,553 1%
2004  Ron Wyden 1,128,728  63%  Al King 565,254  32%  Teresa Keane  Pacific Green 43,053 2%  Dan Fitzgerald  Libertarian 29,582 2%  David Brownlow  Constitution 12,397 1%  Write-ins   1,536 1%
2010  Ron Wyden 825,507  57%  Jim Huffman 566,199  39%  Bruce Conk  Working Families 18,940 1%  Marc Delphine  Libertarian 16,028 1%  Rick Staggenberg  Progressive 14,466 1%  Write-ins   1,448 .1%

United States Senators from Oregon

Class 2D. Smith * Baker * Stark * Harding * Williams * Kelly * Grover * Dolph * McBride * Mitchell * Gearin * Mulkey * Bourne * H. Lane * McNary * Mulkey * McNary * Cordon * R. Neuberger * Lusk * M. Neuberger * Hatfield * G. Smith * Merkley
Class 3J. Lane * Nesmith * Corbett * Mitchell * Slater * Mitchell * Simon * Fulton * Chamberlain * Stanfield * Steiwer * Reames * Barry * Holman * Morse * Packwood * Wyden

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