Alissa Keny-Guyer

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Alissa Keny-Guyer
Member of the Oregon House of Representatives
from the 46th[1] district
Assumed office
Appointed September 27, 2011
Preceded byBen Cannon
Personal details
Born (1959-05-20) May 20, 1959 (age 60)
New York, New York, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Neal Keny-Guyer
ChildrenEvan (born 1990), Jordan (born 1993), Maraya (born 1996)
ResidencePortland, OR
Alma materStanford University
University of Hawaii at Manoa
ProfessionState Representative

Alissa Keny-Guyer[2] (born on May 20, 1959) is an American politician and a Democratic member of the Oregon House of Representatives representing District 46 (parts of SE and NE Portland) since her September 27, 2011 appointment by the Multnomah County Board of Commissioners to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Ben Cannon.[3] Keny-Guyer chairs the House Committee on Human Services and Housing; serves on the House Health Care Committee and the Ways and Means Subcommittee on Human Services; and serves as Assistant Majority Leader for the Oregon House Democrats.


Keny-Guyer earned her BA in human biology from Stanford University and her MPH from the University of Hawaii at Manoa.


  • 2012 Keny-Guyer was unopposed for both the May 15, 2012 Democratic Primary, winning with 6,494 votes,[4] and the November 6, 2012 General election.[5] She won her 2014 Democratic primary and general elections unopposed, and her 2016 Democratic primary unopposed.


  1. ^ "Representative Alissa Keny-Guyer". Salem, Oregon: Oregon Legislative Assembly. Retrieved December 19, 2013.
  2. ^ "Alissa Keny-Guyer's Biography". Project Vote Smart. Retrieved December 19, 2013.
  3. ^ Kost, Ryan (September 27, 2011). "Alissa Keny-Guyer tapped to replace Ben Cannon in Oregon House". The Oregonian. Retrieved December 19, 2013.
  4. ^ "May 15, 2012, Primary Election Abstracts of Votes" (PDF). Salem, Oregon: Oregon Secretary of State. p. 19. Retrieved December 19, 2013.
  5. ^ "November 6, 2012, General Election Abstract of Votes" (PDF). Salem, Oregon: Oregon Secretary of State. p. 20. Retrieved December 19, 2013.

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