Senator Woods was elected to the Oregon Senate in 2022.
Senator Woods grew up on the south side of Chicago. After graduating from a tech-oriented high school, he served in the U.S. Army for 6 years as part of Strategic Communications (STRATCOM). After leaving the Army Senator Woods started his high-tech career and eventually came to Oregon where he worked for 24 years as a Senior Executive of some of Oregon's biggest tech companies.
Since retiring, Senator Woods has served his community and has a strong commitment to making it a place where everyone can succeed. He served on the Wilsonville Development and Review Board (2013-2018), Wilsonville Planning Commission (2020-2022), and Clackamas County Community College Board (2019-Present). Senator Woods is committed to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion through his work with the Wilsonville Alliance for Inclusive Communities and the Wilsonville DEI Exploratory Group.
Senator Woods has been appointed as Co-Chair of the Joint Committee on Information Management & Technology, Co-Chair of the Joint Committee on Ways & Means Subcommittee on Transportation and Economic Development, member of the Senate Committee on Veterans and Emergency Preparedness, Joint Committee on Transportation, Senate Committee on Conduct and Joint Committee on Conduct
Senator Woods volunteers on several boards including Digitunity, the Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA), and the Wilsonville Alliance for Inclusive Communities.