Jeff Merkley's Net Worth
Facts of Jeff Merkley's Net Worth
|Net worth||$2.9 Million|
|Date of Birth:||1956 October 24|
|Last Name||Alan Merkley|
|Age:||63 years old|
|Birth Nation:||United States|
Jeff Merkley was only U.S Senator to endorse Bernie Sanders for the Democratic primary in 2016 U.S. Presidential election.
Merkley’s is possibly seen as the Presidential Candidate for 2020 election, once Merkley said that “Trump has the maturity of a 5 year's old Wrapped around by Massive Ego”. Jeff Merkley is the Democratic party member of the U.S. Senate from the state of Oregon, he got first elected to the Senate in 2008. Jeff Merkley is the leading Senator, who supported the Reid-Feingold Amendment which involved the withdrawal of troops from Iraq. He was the leader who tried to rectify the rules of Senate, Jeff Merkley was the open promoter of same-sex marriage and initiated the Employment Non-Discrimination Act during 111th United States Congress. He also co-sponsored legislation to allow the gay Americans to serve brazenly in the military. He also reinforced Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
Know Net Worth of Jeff Merkley as of 2017?
Merkley net worth as of 2012 was estimated in between $79,024 to $2,471,996, making it an average net worth $1,27,510 based on Congressional Financial Disclosure forms. His net worth is lower than the average net worth of Democratic Senate members in 2012 of $13,566,333.90. Between 2007 & 2012, Merkley’s net worth declined by an average of 12 percent per year & growth chart showed 58% decline in his net worth from 2007 to 2012. As of 2012, the average members of Congress experienced a 15.4% increase. Merkley ranks as the 61st richest senator 2012.
Merkley ranks 20th on highest paid Democratic senatorial staff salaries & ranked 24th in overall senatorial staff salaries. The U.S. Senate Congressional staff was paid $2,529,141.70 as of 2011. As of 2017, he has an estimated net worth of $2.9 Million.
In His Political Career
In 2014, Merkley after defeating, Monica Wehby (Republican), Mike Michelin (Libertarian), James Leuenberger (Constitution) & Christina Jean Lugo (Pacific Green), won re-election to the U.S. Senate from Oregon, he also ran as an independent candidate & won the Democratic nomination in primary on May 20, 2014. Considered a safe vote for the Democratic Party in Congress & one of the most reliable Democratic votes.
Merkley won election to the U.S. Senate on November 4, 2008. He defeated securing 49.1% vote in his side, likewise, Gordon H. Smith had a 45.7 % votes & David Brownlow had 5.3% votes. Merkley Campaign Committee during election raised a total of $6,512,231 and spent over $6,501,315. Merkley securing 55.7% vote got re-elected for U.S. Senate in 2014. During that election, Merkley Campaign Committee raised a total of $12,018,377 & spent $11,147,553. Making it a Grand total of $18,530,608 raised during his campaign for 2008 & 2014 election.
From 2007-2014, Jeff Merkley total raised fund was recorded to be $15,668,974 & he spent over $11,918,710 in his campaign. The top five industries that contributed to his campaign committee were, Lawyers/Law Firms contributed amount was estimated to be $972,101, Retired contribution amount was $812,333, Leadership PACs donated $613,850, Security & Investment contributed $533,173 & Real Estate contributed $361,458.
In his personal life, he has a successful professional life & marital status, married to Mary Sorteberg, with whom he is blessed with two children's, Jonathan & Brynne.
Jeffery Alan Merkley was born in Myrtle Creek, Oregon, the United States of America on October 24, 1956. He is the son of Betty Lou & Darrell Phillip Merkley. He completed his graduation from well-renowned Stanford University in 1979 & a master's degree from Princeton University in 1982. After completing his master's degree, he was selected as a Presidential Management Fellow, working at the Office of the Secretary of Defence on the security of American military technology.
His early political career began, when in early 1998 he won the election to the Oregon House of Representatives, served as the representative from 1999, until his election to U.S. Senate in 2008.
From 2007-2009 he also served as the speaker of the Oregon House of Representatives & from 2009 to present date he is U.S. Senator From Oregon.
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