Michael J. Kopetski
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from Oregon's 5th district
January 3, 1991 – January 3, 1995
|Preceded by||Denny Smith|
|Succeeded by||Jim Bunn|
|Member of the Oregon House of Representatives|
from the 33rd district
|Preceded by||Peter Courtney|
|Succeeded by||Peter Courtney|
|Born||October 27, 1949|
Michael Joseph "Mike" Kopetski (born October 27, 1949, in Pendleton, Oregon) is an American businessman and former politician.
Kopetski, a Democrat, was a member of the Oregon House of Representatives from 1985 to 1988. He ran unsuccessfully for the United States House of Representatives in 1982 and again in 1988, where he lost by a mere 707 votes to incumbent Denny Smith. In 1990, Kopetski ran against Smith again and defeated him, in part by tying Smith to the savings and loan crisis.
Kopetski served as Representative from Oregon's 5th congressional district from 1991 to 1995 and sat on the Ways and Means Committee. He did not seek reelection in 1994. After leaving Congress, Kopetski became an international trade consultant and currently serves on the board of On2 Technologies, in which he held a ten percent ownership interest until disposing of 50,000 of his 69,200 shares in September 2006.
- Rasky, Susan F (November 8, 1990). "Four Issues and How They Played at the Polls Before Uncertain Voters". New York Times. pp. B10. Retrieved 2008-03-29.
- Kopetski joins On2 board. Portland Business Journal. August 12, 2003. URL viewed October 20, 2006.
- Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC) (September 14, 2006). "Statement of Changes in Beneficial Ownership (Form 4)". SEC Edgar Database. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission. Retrieved 2006-12-18.
|Oregon House of Representatives|
| Member of the Oregon House of Representatives from the 33rd district
|U.S. House of Representatives|
| Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Oregon's 5th congressional district
|102nd||Senate: M. Hatfield • B. Packwood||House: L. AuCoin • R. Wyden • R. Smith • P. DeFazio • M. Kopetski|
|103rd||Senate: M. Hatfield • B. Packwood||House: R. Wyden • R. Smith • P. DeFazio • M. Kopetski • E. Furse|
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