Jeff Merkley is the Junior United States Senator from Oregon and is also the member of the Democratic Party. He was also a five-term member of the Oregon House of Representatives serving House District 47. He has also a s sisted as the Speaker of the Oregon House of Representatives.
Jeff Merkley’s Net worth, Salary, and source of his income
Jeff Merkley has also collected huge net worth in his career. He has a net worth estimated to be around $1.6 million. He is also among the richest Senators at current period. Only 27 Senators have more net worth than him.
Jeff’s salary as a Senator is expected to be around $175,000. This is not the only income of the Senator. In his early days, he was also involved in real estate and was the executive director of the Portland chapter of Habitat for Humanity.
Today, we stand in the footsteps of the great Dr. King to keep the torch of righteousness and liberty burning bright #WeShallNotBeMoved pic.twitter.com/FjLrZKAQ0g
— Senator Jeff Merkley (@SenJeffMerkley) January 14, 2017
According to some news, Jeff has collected the huge net worth from the bribery. He is suspected to have bribed state legislatures into giving them seats. However, there is no any evidence about the truthness of the allegation and has not been punished yet.
Jeff Markley’ Career in short
Jeff Merkley is a graduate with bachelor’s degree in International Affairs from Stanford University in 1979. He later received a Master of Public Policy degree from the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University. He began his career as a Presidential Management fellow at the Secretary of Defense. He also worked at the Congressional Budget Office.
Markley was also the President of the World Affairs Council of Oregon. He has also served as a Director of Housing Development at Human Solutions. Merkley was first elected to the Senate in 2008 and also won re-election to the U.S. Senate from Oregon in 2014. He also won the Democratic nomination in the primary on 20th May 2014. He currently serves as the Junior United States Senator.