Michael J. Kopetski

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Mike Kopetski
Michael J. Kopetski.jpg
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Oregon's 5th district
In office
January 3, 1991 – January 3, 1995
Preceded byDenny Smith
Succeeded byJim Bunn
Member of the Oregon House of Representatives
from the 33rd district
In office
Preceded byPeter Courtney
Succeeded byPeter Courtney
Personal details
Born (1949-10-27) October 27, 1949 (age 69)
Pendleton, Oregon
Political partyDemocratic

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.[1]

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,[2] in which he held a ten percent ownership interest until disposing of 50,000 of his 69,200 shares in September 2006.[3]


  1. ^ 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.
  2. ^ Kopetski joins On2 board. Portland Business Journal. August 12, 2003. URL viewed October 20, 2006.
  3. ^ 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.

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Oregon House of Representatives
Preceded by
Peter Courtney
Member of the Oregon House of Representatives from the 33rd district
Succeeded by
Peter Courtney
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Denny Smith
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Oregon's 5th congressional district

Succeeded by
Jim Bunn