Ryan Deckert

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Ryan Deckert
Ryan Deckert in 2013.jpg
Member of the Oregon Senate
from the 14th district
In office
Preceded by Eileen Qutub
Succeeded by Mark Hass
Member of the Oregon House of Representatives
from the 8th district
In office
Preceded by Eileen Qutub
Succeeded by Mark Hass
Personal details
Born 1971 (age 45–46)
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Inga

Ryan Deckert (born c. 1971)[1] is the president of the Oregon Business Association. Prior to this position, Deckert, a Democratic politician from the US state of Oregon, served in the Oregon Senate, representing District 14, which includes parts of Beaverton and the Portland neighborhoods of Garden Home and Raleigh Hills.

Early life and career[edit]

Deckert grew up in Beaverton and graduated from Beaverton High School before receiving a bachelor of arts degree from the University of Oregon. He later worked as a development director at Hewlett-Packard and for an architecture firm.[2]

Political career[edit]

In November 1996, Deckert was elected to the Oregon House of Representatives representing District 8 in Beaverton, becoming, at the age of 25, the youngest member of that year's legislative session;[1] he took office in January 1997. He was re-elected to the position in 1998, defeating Republican Henri Schauffler, with support from a coalition of moderate Republicans led by Mary Alice Ford.[3] In 2000, he ran for the Oregon Senate, defeating Republican incumbent Eileen Qutub.[4]

Deckert resigned from the Senate in October 2007 to become the president of the Oregon Business Association.[5]


Deckert and his wife Inga live in the Garden Home neighborhood and have a five-year-old daughter and twin daughters, age two.[6]


  1. ^ a b Hamilton, Don (November 7, 1996). "Deckert's win surprises him and his opponent". The Oregonian. 
  2. ^ "Ryan Deckert". Oregon Voter's Pamphlet. Oregon Secretary of State. Retrieved October 10, 2008. 
  3. ^ "Elect Deckert in House District 8." The Oregonian, October 20, 1999: B8.
  4. ^ Hamilton, Don (November 8, 2000). "Deckert leads for Qutub's Senate seat". The Oregonian. 
  5. ^ "Deckert to resign from Oregon Senate this month". OregonLive.com. October 4, 2007. Retrieved June 2, 2012. 
  6. ^ "Beaverton Sunrise Rotary Newsletter". October 19, 2005. Retrieved October 13, 2008. 

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