OLCV Selects Rayfield as "Rising Star"

Representative Rayfield Selected as “Rising Star” in Legislature

September 28, 2015

Salem -- Representative Dan Rayfield has been named a “Rising Star” by the Oregon League of Conservation Voters (OLCV) in its 2015 Environmental Scorecard.  OLCV is a non-partisan organization that works to protect Oregon’s environmental legacy, elect pro-environment candidates to office, and hold elected officials accountable.  

Rayfield was recognized by OLCV for his work as Co-Chair of the Ways and Means Subcommittee on Natural Resources, and specifically, his efforts to bring stakeholders together to reach a compromise that addressed a $30 million budget shortfall for the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW).  

"Rep. Rayfield’s leadership on the ODFW budget and the ability to bring people together was tremendous.  We’re not surprised that he’s been selected by his peers to serve as Majority Whip.  We look forward to his continued advocacy on environmental issues in the future” said Christy Splitt, External Affairs Director for OLCV.

In addition to recognizing individual legislators for their environmental accomplishments, OLCV’s 2015 Environmental Scorecard scores Oregon legislators based on how they voted on bills important to the environment during the 2015 Legislative Session.  Legislators were scored on nine bills, including Clean Fuels (SB 324) and the Toxic-Free Kids Act (SB 478).  Rayfield received a 100% score for his pro-environment votes on all nine of the bills. 

“I was happy to support a number of environmental wins this session, but there is a lot more we can to do to protect our environment moving forward” said Rayfield.

Rayfield is currently serving his first term as State Representative, representing House District 16 – Corvallis and Philomath.  Rayfield is the Co-Chair the Ways and Means Subcommittee on Public Safety, Vice-Chair of the Consumer Protection and Government Effectiveness Committee, a member of the House Rules Committee, and a member of the full Ways and Means Committee.  He also serves as House Majority Whip – a key position on the House Democratic leadership team.