Mike McLane

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Mike McLane
Minority Leader of Oregon House of Representatives
Assumed office
January 14, 2013
Preceded by Kevin Cameron
Member of the Oregon House of Representatives
from the 55th district
Assumed office
January 2011
Preceded by George Gilman
Personal details
Born Condon, Oregon, U.S.
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Holly
Education Oregon State University (BS)
Lewis & Clark College (JD)

Michael R. McLane is an attorney and a Republican politician from the US state of Oregon. He serves in the Oregon House of Representatives, representing District 55 in Central Oregon. In the current session, he serves as the House Republican Leader.

Early life and career[edit]

Born in Condon, Oregon, McLane graduated from Condon High School in 1983, and then from Oregon State University with a degree in Agricultural Resource Economics in 1987.[1]

He earned a law degree from Lewis & Clark Law School and clerked for Justice W. Michael Gillette at the Oregon Supreme Court.[1] McLane also worked as a law clerk at the U.S. Attorney's office and has assisted with prosecutions in Multnomah County Circuit Court, as well as federal court. He worked at the law firms Stoel Rives and Miller Nash, before co-founding Lynch, Conger McLane in 2016. McLane also has experience serving as a circuit judge pro tem in Deschutes County, Oregon.[2]

McLane co-founded a publishing company that produced the Flying Rhino children's book series, which led to the Flying Rhino Junior High Saturday morning cartoon series.[3]

Political career[edit]

McLane was elected to the Oregon House in 2010 and was re-elected in 2012, 2014, and 2016.[2] He has served as the Republican Leader in the Oregon House since 2012.

Military career[edit]

McLane currently serves as a lieutenant colonel in the Oregon Air National Guard. He previously served as an Oregon Air Guardsman at the 173rd Fighter Wing at Kingsley Field, a F-15 training base in Klamath Falls. Prior to his service in the Oregon Air Guard, Mike was an officer in the 41st Infantry Brigade in the Oregon Army National Guard. [4]


McLane, his wife Holly, and their three children live on a small farm in Powell Butte, near Bend.[1]


  1. ^ a b c "Representative Mike McLane". Oregon State Legislature. Archived from the original on January 5, 2013. Retrieved January 15, 2013.
  2. ^ a b "Representative Mike McLane". VoteSmart. Retrieved January 15, 2013.
  3. ^ "House District 55: McLane". Mail Tribune. May 7, 2010. Retrieved January 15, 2013.
  4. ^ https://www.oregonlegislature.gov/mclane/Pages/biography.aspx

External links[edit]

Oregon House of Representatives
Preceded by
Kevin Cameron
Minority Leader of the Oregon House of Representatives