The Secretary of the Senate is an officer of the Senate and serves as the Senate's parliamentarian and administrator. The Secretary is elected by the 30 members of the Senate to a two year term.
The Secretary of the Senate's Office is responsible for coordinating and documenting the actions of the Senate. In accordance with Senate Rules, the Secretary of the Senate's Office prepares the daily agenda, distributes information about measures throughout session, and keeps the Senate Journal. In addition, during the interim, the Secretary of the Senate's Office assists the Senate with the confirmation of executive appointments.
The Senate welcomes Honorary Pages from throughout Oregon to assist the Senate during session. The Senate's Honorary Page Program is available to those 12-years-old and over and operates during the long legislative session in odd-numbered years.
Please see the
Honorary Page Information Page.
There are many words and terms unique to the legislative process. To learn more, please visit the
In addition, for those learning about the legislative process in Oregon, please see our
short video explaining the basics.
Historic Senate Chamber, please see the following:
Senate Seating Chart - Current Members
Senate Seating Chart - Listing Members Since 1939
VIDEO: Tour of the Senate Chamber
Oregon has a citizen legislature, and for over 150 years citizens from throughout Oregon have served in the State Senate. Please join us as we share the history of the Oregon State Senate, the Legislature, and the State Capitol.
VIDEO: Oregon State Capitol Fire - April 25, 1935
VIDEO: Senate Rooms Honoring Historic Figures
VIDEO: Oral History - Three Pieces of Advice
VIDEO: Memorial for Sen. Debbs Potts - February 2, 2004
Cyndy Johnston Deputy Secretary of the Senate
email@example.com Britton Taylor Measure & Agenda Coordinator
firstname.lastname@example.org Suellen Scott Measure Liaison
email@example.com James Goulding Reading & Journal Clerk
firstname.lastname@example.org Glenda Nabors Assistant to the Secretary email@example.com
2008 Special Session Journal
2006 Special Session Journal
2002 Special Sessions Journal
2013 Executive Appointments
2011-2012 Interim Executive Appointments
2009-2010 Interim Executive Appointments
2007-2008 Interim Executive Appointments
Under Senate Rule 14.15, Senators may participate in officially sanctioned fact-finding missions to learn about important issues.
Please see the
Fact-Finding Mission Application & Approval Form.
The following documents include information about approved fact-finding missions:
Water & Wolf Tour in Wallowa County