Senator Richard Devlin
Democrat - District 19 - Tualatin
Capitol Phone: 503-986-1719
Capitol Address: 900 Court St. NE, S-213, Salem, Oregon 97301
Richard Devlin began his service in the Oregon Legislature after being elected to the House of Representatives in 1996. He served three terms in the House before his election to the Oregon Senate in 2002 and was the Senate Majority Leader from 2007-2010.
Sen. Devlin is currently serving as the Co-Chair of the Joint Ways and Means Committee. Prior to becoming co-chair, he served as a member on the Committee for several sessions. Sen. Devlin joined Ways and Means in 2003. In 2005, he chaired the Ways and Means Subcommittee on Education. In 2007, he chaired the Subcommittee on Natural Resources; served as vice-chair of the Subcommittee on Education; and served as a member of the Subcommittee on Capital Construction and Bonding. In 2009, Sen. Devlin was a member of the Ways and Means Subcommittee on Education.
In addition, to his work in Joint Ways and Means, Sen. Devlin was chair of the Senate Rules and Executive Appointment Committee during the 2009 legislative session. In the 2009/10 interim, he served as the chair of the Senate Rules and Executive Appointment Committee. Throughout his career, Senator Devlin has been a leading advocate on education and child safety issues.
Sen. Devlin also serves on numerous boards and commissions including the Oregon BEST Board, the National Performance Management Advisory Commission, and is the past chair of the NCSL Budget and Revenue Committee.
Sen. Devlin is a former member of the Tualatin Parks Advisory Committee, the Tualatin City Council, and the Metro Council. During his two terms on the Metro Council, Sen. Devlin chaired regional committees on green space conservation, intergovernmental relations, land use, transportation, and water issues.
Sen. Devlin was born in Eugene and earned his Bachelor of Science in Administration of Justice from Portland State University and his Master of Arts in management from Pepperdine University. Sen. Devlin’s occupational background is in adult and juvenile corrections and civil and criminal investigations, and he served in the United States Marine Corps. He resides in Tualatin with his wife Eliza. They have two children.