- Fred Girod
Girod graduated from
Stayton High School, and earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Oregon State University, a DMD from Oregon Health Sciences University, and a Masters of Public Administrationfrom Harvard University.http://www.leg.state.or.us/girod/] He has been a practicing dentistfor 26 years, and served in the Oregon House of Representativesin the early 1990s, chairing the Rules Committee. He ran for the U.S. Congress in 1994, but lost in the primary to Jim Bunn. [http://www.blueoregon.com/2008/02/if-the-gop-aban.html]
Girod then served on the Stayton City Council.http://www.fredgirod.com/aboutfred.htm] He was selected by Marion and Linn County Republicans to run again for the House in 2006, in district 17, following then-Representative
Jeff Kropf's sudden departure from the 2006 election. He won that election, defeating Democrat Dan Thackaberry, and was appointed in 2008 to succeed Senator Roger Beyerof District 9 upon his resignation. He was sworn in in January 2008. [http://www.leg.state.or.us/press_releases/girod_013008.pdf] He is a candidate for reelection to that seat in 2008. [http://web3.co.clackamas.or.us/elections/updates/May2008.htm]
Girod broke with other Republicans in supporting the
Oregon Health Plan.
He and his wife Daphne have two children and two grandchildren.
Seventy-fourth Oregon Legislative Assembly
Oregon state elections, 2008
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