House Speaker Dan Rayfield was born in California before moving to Oregon to attend Tigard High School, Western Oregon University, and Willamette University School of Law. He serves as State Representative for House District 16, encompassing Oregon State University and Corvallis, where he resides with his wife Amanda and son Adam. By trade, Rayfield is an attorney who works on behalf of individuals bringing consumer and civil rights cases against large corporations, insurance companies, and others.
Since joining the Legislature in 2015, Rayfield served as Chair of several budget subcommittees and then Co-Chair of the Joint Committee on Ways and Means prior to his selection as Speaker of the House by his colleagues. Throughout his time in office, he has focused on improving our democracy, mitigating the impact of climate change on vulnerable communities, reforming our campaign finance system, and expanding access to family-wage jobs for Oregon’s workers.