Lee Beyer

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Lee Beyer
Lee Beyer ODOT.jpg
Member of the Oregon Senate
from the 6th district
Assumed office
Preceded by Bill Morrisette
Member of the Oregon Senate
from the 21st district
In office
Preceded by Bill Dwyer
Succeeded by Bill Morrisette
Member of the Oregon House of Representatives
from the 42nd district
In office
Preceded by Bill Dwyer
Succeeded by Bill Morrisette
Personal details
Born (1948-06-04) June 4, 1948 (age 69)
Norfolk, Nebraska
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Terry Beyer

Leslee "Lee" Beyer (born June 4, 1948) is an American Democratic politician from the U.S. state of Oregon. He served in both houses of the Oregon Legislative Assembly for a decade, representing Springfield, until being appointed to the Oregon Public Utility Commission in 2001 by then-governor John Kitzhaber.[1]

Early life[edit]

Lee Beyer was born on June 4, 1948 in Norfolk, Nebraska.[2][3] Beyer received his education at the following institutions:

  • BS, Management, University of Oregon, 1974
  • Attended, Lane Community College[3]

Personal life[edit]

Lee Beyer is married to Terry and together they have three children named Jon, Josh, and Megan.[3] He is a Lutheran.


In the 2010 legislative elections, Beyer was re-elected to his former seat in the Oregon State Senate, to succeed retiring senator Bill Morrisette. Lee's wife Terry Beyer, also a Democrat, serves in the Oregon House of Representatives.

Beyer has had the following political experience:

  • Senator, Oregon State Senate, 2010–present
  • Springfield City Councilor, 1986-1993;
  • Representative, Oregon State House of Representatives, District 42, 1991-1998;
  • House Democratic Whip[3]

Beyer has been a member of the following committees:

  • Member, Springfield City Planning Commission, 1978
  • Chief Executive Officer, Oregon Public Utility Commission
  • Member, Council of Utility Commissioners
  • Member, Juvenile Crime Prevention Commission
  • Member, Juvenile Task Force Subcommittee on Teen Runaways
  • Member, Oregon Energy Planning Commission
  • Member, Oregon Global Warming Commission
  • Member, Oregon Public Utility Commission
  • Member, Oregon Progress Board Benchmark Evaluation Task Force[3]