Greg Walden

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Next election: Nov. 6, 2012

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Greg Walden has been a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives from Oregon, representing the 2nd Distict based in Hood River, since 1999.


Record and controversies

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Iraq War

Walden voted for the Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution of 2002 that started the Iraq War.[1]

For more information see the chart of U.S. House of Representatives votes on the Iraq War.

Environmental record

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Walden, born January 10, 1957, in The Dalles, Oregon, received a bachelor of sciences from the University of Oregon in 1981.

Prior to being elected to the US House of Representatives, Walden served as Press Secretary and Chief of Staff, Congressman Denny Smith from 1981-1987. He was elected to the Oregon Legislative Assembly as a member of the House of Representatives from 1989-1995 and the State Senate from 1995 to 1997.

Congressional Career

Walden was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1998 and began serving in 1999. He is a member of the Energy and Commerce Committee, as well as the Resources Committee where he serves as chairman of the Subcommittee on Forests and Forest Health. Walden is also a member of The Republican Main Street Partnership and supports Stem-Cell Research.

Outside of politics, Walden is the owner of Columbia Gorge Broadcasting Company, which runs five stations in the Hood River-The Dalles corridor. Walden also is the Director of Columbia River Bank Corp. and serves on the Board of Directors of Oregon Health and Sciencs Foundation. He and his wife, Mylene, live in Hood River with their son Anthony.

Positions and Views

2006 elections

In 2006, the Democrats nominated Carol J. Voisin to face Walden in his November 2006 bid for reelection. (See U.S. congressional elections in 2006) [1] Walden retained his seat.

Money in politics

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Top Contributors to during the 2008 Election Cycle
DonorAmount (US Dollars)
National Assn of Broadcasters$ 51,207
Votesane PAC$ 45,750
Comcast Corp$ 37,250
21st Century Fox$ 26,100
Blue Cross/Blue Shield$ 20,200
American Cable Assn$ 20,000
Nike Inc$ 17,800
Google Inc$ 15,200
Sanofi$ 13,000
Motorola Solutions$ 12,600
Source: The Center for Responsive Politics' site.
Note: Contributions are not from the organizations themselves, but are rather from
the organization's PAC, employees or owners. Totals include subsidiaries and affiliates.
Links to more campaign contribution information for Greg Walden
from the Center for Responsive Politics' site.
Fundraising profile: 2008 election cycle Career totals
Top contributors by organization/corporation: 2008 election cycle Career totals
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Committees and Affiliations


Committees in the 110th Congress (2007-2008)

Committee assignments in the 109th Congress (2005-2006)

Coalitions and Caucuses

  • Air Force Caucus
  • Congressional Caucus to Fight and Control Methamphetamine
  • Congressional Coalition on Adoption
  • Congressional Fire Services Institute
  • Congressional Host Committee for the Volunteers of America Organization
  • Congressional Immigration Reform Caucus
  • Congressional Internet Caucus
  • Congressional Manufactured Housing Caucus
  • Congressional Missing and Exploited Children's Caucus
  • Congressional National Parks Caucus
  • Congressional Native American Caucus
  • Congressional Prisoner of War/Missing in Action Caucus
  • Congressional Real Estate Caucus
  • Congressional Rural Caucus
  • Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus
  • Defense Study Group
  • Distributed Energy Caucus
  • Member, House Army Caucus
  • Member, House Homeland Security Caucus
  • Co-Chair, House Northwest Energy Caucus
  • Member, House Potato Caucus
  • Vice Chair, House Renewable Energy Caucus
  • National Environmental Policy Act Task Force
  • Navy/Marine Corps Caucus
  • Rural Health Care Caucus
  • Speaker's Task Force for a Drug Free America
  • USO Congressional Caucus
  • Western Caucus

Boards and other Affiliations

  • Member, AFIB
  • Executive Committee and Board of Directors, Association of Oregon Industries
  • Member, Former Director, Columbia River Bancorp
  • Member, Hood River Chamber of Commerce
  • Member, Hood River Elk's Club
  • Member, Hood River Memorial Hospital, Former Director
  • Member, Hood River Rotary Club
  • Member, National Association of Broadcasters
  • Member, National Federation of Independent Business
  • Board of Directors, Oregon Health Sciences University

More Background Data

Wikipedia also has an article on Greg Walden. This article may use content from the Wikipedia article under the terms of the GFDL.


DC office
  • 2182 Rayburn House Office Building Washington, DC 20515
    Ph: 202-225-6730 Fax: 202-225-5774
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District offices
  • Jamison Building, Suite 201, 131 NW Hawthorne, Bend, OR 97701
    Ph: 541-389-4408 Fax: (none entered)
  • 843 East Main Street, Suite 400, Medford, OR 97504
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