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Earl Blumenauer Net Worth

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What is Earl Blumenauer net worth?

Net Worth$12.6 million
OccupationAmerican politician
DateAugust 16, 1948
Political partyDemocratic
StateOregon

Earl Blumenauer net worth: Earl Francis Blumenauer is an American politician serving as the U.S. Representative for Oregon’s 3rd congressional district. He has a net worth of $12.6 million. He is a member of the Democratic Party.

Early life and education

Blumenauer was born in Portland on August 16, 1948. In 1966, he graduated from Centennial High School on the eastside of Portland and then enrolled at Lewis & Clark College in the southwest part of the city.

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 He majored in political science and received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Lewis & Clark in 1970. Blumenauer completed his education in 1976 when he earned a Juris Doctor degree from the school’s Northwestern School of Law.

Before starting law school in 1970 and continuing until 1977, he worked as an assistant to the president of Portland State University.

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Early political career

Blumenauer organized and led Oregon’s “Go 19” campaign, an effort to lower the state voting age (while then unsuccessful, it supported the national trend which soon resulted in the Twenty-sixth Amendment to the United States Constitution which lowered the voting age to 18). In 1972, he was elected to the Oregon House of Representatives as a Democrat representing the 11th district in Multnomah County.

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 He won re-election in 1974 and 1976, and continued representing Portland and Multnomah County until the 1979 legislative session. From 1975 to 1981 he served on the board of Portland Community College. 

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Following his time in the Oregon Legislature, he served on the Multnomah County Commission from 1979 to 1986. He lost a race for Portland City Council to Margaret Strachan in 1981. He left the county commission in March 1986 to run again for city council.

Blumenauer was elected to the Portland City Council in May 1986. His first term began in January 1987, and he remained on the council until 1996. 

From the start of his first council term, he was named the city’s Commissioner of Public Works, which made him the city council member in charge of the Portland Bureau of Transportation. 

During his time on the city council Blumenauer was appointed by Oregon Governor Neil Goldschmidt to the state’s commission on higher education, and he served on that board in 1990 and 1991.

U.S. House of Representatives

Blumenauer was elected to the United States House of Representatives in 1996 in a special election to fill the vacancy caused by the election of then-U.S. Representative Ron Wyden to the U.S. Senate.

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 He received 69% of the vote, defeating Republican Mark Brunelle. He was elected to a full term that November, and has been re-elected 10 more times without serious difficulty in what has long been the most Democratic district in Oregon, never dropping below 66 percent of the vote.

Blumenauer served as Oregon campaign chair for both John Kerry’s and Barack Obama’s presidential campaigns.

Earl Blumenauer Net Worth

Earl Blumenauer net worth: Earl Francis Blumenauer is an American politician serving as the U.S. Representative for Oregon’s 3rd congressional district. He has a net worth of $12.6 million. He is a member of the Democratic Party.

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