Sherrie Sprenger

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Sherrie Sprenger
Member of the Oregon House of Representatives
from the 17th district
Assumed office
Preceded by Fred Girod
Personal details
Born Lacomb, Oregon
Political party Republican
Alma mater Corban University
Profession Businessperson, Politician
Website Legislative website

Sherrie Sprenger is a business owner and Republican politician from the US state of Oregon. A native of Linn County, she serves in the Oregon House of Representatives for the 17th District, which covers the eastern part of that county and part of Marion County. She was appointed to the House in 2008 and won re-election in November 2010 to a full two-year term.

Early life[edit]

Sprenger was born in the unincorporated community of Lacomb near Lebanon in Linn County.[1] In 2005, she graduated from Leadership Oregon, and in 2007 earned a bachelor's degree from Corban College (now Corban University) in Salem, Oregon.[2] Sprenger previously worked as a sheriff's deputy in Eastern Oregon's Grant County and in Benton County, which neighbors Linn County to the west.[2] She is married to Kyle, and they have one son.[2]

Political career[edit]

By 2008 Sprenger had become chairperson of the Lebanon Community Schools' school board.[2] On February 1, 2008, she was appointed to the Oregon House of Representatives to replace Fred Girod who had been appointed to the Oregon Senate.[3] After winning election to a full two-year term in November 2008, she beat Bruce Cuff in the May 2010 primary and then won re-election to the House in November 2010 by defeating Democrat Richard Harisay in the general election, she was re-elected in 2012, 2014, and 2016.[4][5] During the 2011 legislative session, Sprenger helped support a bill to once again allow people to use dogs when hunting cougars. The bill, which would have reversed part of Oregon Ballot Measure 18, passed in the House of Representatives but failed in a senate committee, therefore not reaching the floor of the senate.[6][7]


  1. ^ "Biography". Representative Sherrie Sprenger. Oregon Legislature. Retrieved May 2, 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Representative Sherrie Sprenger (OR)". Project Vote Smart. Retrieved May 2, 2011. 
  3. ^ Hogan, Dave (February 1, 2008). "Sherrie Sprenger named to House". The Oregonian. Retrieved May 2, 2011. 
  4. ^ "Incumbent Sprenger wins House District 17 GOP primary". The Oregonian. May 18, 2010. Retrieved May 2, 2011. 
  5. ^ "Hughes wins Metro president race". Oregon 2010 Election Results. Retrieved May 2, 2011. 
  6. ^ "Cougar bill dies in Oregon Senate committee". The Democrat Herald. May 24, 2011. Retrieved April 22, 2012. 
  7. ^ "Re-election sources". 

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