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Peter DeFazio
Peter DeFazioDemocrat, ORCurrent Position:Congressmansince Jan 01, 1987
Peter DeFazio has represented Oregon's 4th Congressional district, including Eugene and Springfield, beginning in 1987. DeFazio was born in Needham, Massachusetts, a suburb of Boston. He served in the United States Air Force Reserves from 1967 to 1971. He received a B. A. degree from Tufts University and an M. A. degree from the University of Oregon in 1977.
From 1977- 1982, DeFazio worked as an aide for U.S. Representative Jim Weaver. He was elected as a Lane County Commissioner in 1983 and served as chairman from 1985- 1986. DeFazio served as the Ranking Member on the House Natural Resources Committee, where he focused on energy, federal
ands, ocean and fisheries, and Native American issues. In 2013, he successfully passed his balanced, bipartisan O&C solution that creates private sector jobs, provides revenues to failing counties, and permanently protects old growth and other irreplaceable environmental treasures.

Peter DeFazio, US House Representative from OR - Profile