|Member of the Oregon House of Representatives
from the 42nd district
|Preceded by||Diane Rosenbaum|
November 8, 1979 |
|Alma mater||Lewis & Clark College
|Profession||Economist and sustainable development specialist|
Jules Kopel Bailey (born November 8, 1979) is an Oregon Democratic politician. In 2008, he was elected to the Oregon House of Representatives for District 42, representing inner Southeast and Northeast Portland.
Early life and career
Bailey was born in Portland, Oregon and graduated from Lincoln High School. He earned a bachelor's degree in Environmental Studies and International Affairs at Lewis & Clark College in 2001 and in 2007, earned a Master of Public Affairs and Urban and Regional Planning degree from Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs with a certification in Environmental Policy.
In 2008, Bailey earned a plurality victory over three other candidates for the Democratic nomination for House District 42 for the seat vacated by Diane Rosenbaum, who was running for election to the Oregon Senate, and then defeated Pacific Green Party candidate Chris Extine by a wide margin to win election to the seat.
The Oregon League of Conservation Voters (OLCV) named Bailey the "Innovator of the Year" in 2009 for promoting the renewables industry during the 2009 legislative session. In 2013, Bailey angered some environmentalists by voting in favor of the Columbia River Crossing mega highway project, which would increase greenhouse gas emissions 32% in the area by 2030 if built; he was presented with the mock environmental "Cars Rejuvenating Carbon" award during an OLCV event shortly after the vote in the Oregon House.
- Seventy-fifth Oregon Legislative Assembly (2009–2010)
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