Representative Rayfield Elected to House Leadership Position
July 14, 2015
Salem -- Representative Dan Rayfield has been elected to serve as House Majority Whip – a key position on the House Democratic leadership team. The House Democrats elected Rayfield during an election held last week after the close of the 2015 legislative session. Rayfield and the rest of the leadership team, which also includes the Speaker of the House and Majority Leader among others, will serve for the next year and a half.
“I’m honored to have been chosen by my colleagues to serve in this position and I am excited to start working with our talented leadership team” said Rayfield. Rayfield joins a geographically diverse leadership team representing a wide range of areas in the state, including Southern Oregon, the coast, and the mid-Willamette Valley.
As Majority Whip, Rayfield will be responsible for counting votes on legislation and advising Democratic caucus members of key floor votes. He will also serve as the caucus parliamentarian and will fill in for the Majority Leader when the Majority Leader is unavailable.
Rayfield is currently in his first term as State Representative, representing House District 16 – Corvallis and Philomath. He serves as Co-Chair of the Ways and Means Subcommittee on Natural Resources, Vice-Chair of the Consumer Protection and Government Effectiveness Committee, a member of the House Rules Committee, and a member of the full Ways and Means Committee. During the 2015 Regular Session, he played a central role in addressing a $30 million budget shortfall for the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife.