Jennifer Williamson

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Jennifer Williamson
Ted Wheeler and Jennifer Williamson at an anti gun rally (cropped).jpg
Majority Leader of the Oregon House of Representatives
In office
July 10, 2015 – July 19, 2019
Preceded byVal Hoyle
Succeeded byBarbara Smith Warner
Member of the Oregon House of Representatives
from the 36th district
In office
January 12, 2013 – January 16, 2020
Preceded byMary Nolan
Succeeded byAkasha Lawrence-Spence
Personal details
Born1973/1974 (age 46–47)[1]
Washington County, Oregon, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
EducationUniversity of Oregon (BA)
Willamette University (JD)

Jennifer Williamson is an American attorney and a Democratic politician who represented Oregon's 36th District in the Oregon House of Representatives. She served as Majority Leader from 2015 to 2019.

Early life and education[edit]

Born in Washington County, Oregon, Williamson graduated from the University of Oregon,[2] and received a law degree from Willamette University College of Law.[3]

Political career[edit]

In 2012, she defeated Sharon Meieran in the Democratic primary to replace state representative Mary Nolan.[4]

Williamson was named a 2014 Aspen Institute Rodel Fellow.[5]

On February 10, 2020, Williamson abruptly dropped out of the race for Oregon Secretary of State due to allegations of unusual campaign spending while an Oregon House member including extensive worldwide and domestic travel, real estate rentals from family members, food and drink expenditures in lieu of per diem, and more.[6]


  1. ^ Jaquiss, Nigel (June 28, 2017). "The Good, the Bad and the Awful: Our 2017 Ranking of Portland-Area Lawmakers". Willamette Week. Portland, Oregon: City of Roses Newspapers. Retrieved June 30, 2017.
  2. ^ "State Representative Jennifer Williamson". Democratic Party of Oregon. Retrieved January 15, 2013.
  3. ^ "Representative Jennifer Williamson". VoteSmart. Retrieved January 15, 2013.[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ Kozinskiy, Olga (November 13, 2012). "Emerging Women". Willamette Week. Portland, Oregon: City of Roses Newspapers. Retrieved January 15, 2013.
  5. ^ "About the Rodel Fellowship Program".
  6. ^ Monahan, Rachel (February 10, 2020). "Worldwide Travel Highlights Unusual Campaign Spending by Former Oregon House Majority Leader Jennifer Williamson". Willamette Week. Portland, Oregon: City of Roses Newspapers. Retrieved February 11, 2020.

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