Born on October 24, 1956, Jeff Merkley (Jeffrey Alan Merkley) is an American politician who is the junior United States Senator from Oregon. As a member of Democratic Party, Merkley was a five-term member of the Oregon House of Representatives representing House District 47. Recognized as one of the progressive voice in the U.S Senate, he was the only US Senator to endorse Bernie Sanders in the 2016 Democratic Presidential Primaries. Learn more about Jeff in the article below.

Jeff Merkley

Before Fame: Before fame, he graduated from Stanford University and Prince University.

Family/ Relationships

Jeff Merkley Parents/Ethnicity/Religion

Born in Myrtle Creek, Oregon, he is the son of Betty Lou and Darrell Philip Merkley. His paternal grandmother was born in Australia.

Jeff Merkley Affair/Wife/Married

He is married to Mary Sorteberg. They have two children, Jonathan and Brynne. To know more about Jeff, contact him on twitter.

Profile / Wiki / Information

Personal Information

  • Full Name: Jeffrey Alan Merkley
  • Nicknames: Jeff Merkley
  • Birthday: October 24, 1956
  • Age: 60 years old
  • Birthplace: Myrtle Creek, Oregon, US
  • Current Residence: United States
  • Education: Stanford University, Princeton University
  • Profession: Politician
  • Political Party: Democratic
  • Nationality: American
  • Ethnicity/Race: White
  • Religion:  Not Available
  • Zodiac: Scorpio
  • Spouse/Wife:  Mary Sorteberg
  • Children:  2 (Jonathan, Brynne)
  • Net Worth: $2.9 million US (approx)


  • Height: Not Available
  • Weight: Not Available
  • Feet Size: Not Available
  • Dress Size: Not Available

Trivia/ Facts that you probably didn’t know

  • He was the only U.S. Senator to endorse Bernie Sanders in the 2016 Democratic Presidential Primaries.
  • His paternal grandmother was born in Calliope, Queensland, Australia.
  • After completing his master’s in 1982, Merkley was selected as a Presidential Management Fellow, working at the Office of the Secretary of Defense on the security of American military technology.
  • One of his cousins, Rebecka Ann Carnes, was killed alongside eight others in the 2015 Umpqua Community College shooting.
  • Merkley Said Trump Has ‘The Maturity of a 5-Year-Old Wrapped By Massive Ego’.
  • Merkley’s Name Has Surfaced as a Possible 2020 Presidential Candidate.

Memorable Quotes:

Decades of scientific research has proven that carbon pollution is harmful to human health and causes global warming.

We can no longer continue with a status quo energy policy. We must create sustainable clean energy jobs and leave the planet to our children and grandchildren in better shape than we found it.