Voice for Equality: Jeff Merkley

U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley (OR-D) is the son of a millwright and the first in his family to attend college. His policy education came first from his father, Darrell, who after work each day would read the newspaper, watch the evening news, and run a commentary on how we could improve our nation. From his mother he gained the advice “to do what’s right!” and “to do your best!”

Merkley’s interest in public office is an extension of his passion about building a better America. He likes to keep grounded by asking the simple question: “What is best for our children, our workers, our families, and our planet?” Merkley won his first campaign for State Representative in 1998. He was elected Democratic Leader in 2003 and Speaker in 2007.

On his website, Merkley states that he "Strongly supports marriage equality and will lead the way for equal rights in the U.S. Senate."

Freedom to Marry salutes U.S. Senator Merkley for being a Voice for Equality!


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