Fred Girod

Fred Girod

Fred Girod is a Republican politician from the U.S. state of Oregon. He serves in the Oregon State Senate representing District 9, in the mid-Willamette Valley, and lives in Stayton.

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 Administration from Harvard University.] He has been a practicing dentist for 26 years, and served in the Oregon House of Representatives in the early 1990s, chairing the Rules Committee. He ran for the U.S. Congress in 1994, but lost in the primary to Jim Bunn. []

Girod then served on the Stayton City Council.] 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 Beyer of District 9 upon his resignation. He was sworn in in January 2008. [] He is a candidate for reelection to that seat in 2008. []

Girod broke with other Republicans in supporting the Oregon Health Plan.

He and his wife Daphne have two children and two grandchildren.

See also

* Seventy-fourth Oregon Legislative Assembly
* Oregon state elections, 2008


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