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Fred Girod

Fred Girod is a Republican politician from the U.S. state of Oregon.

Background

Girod, Fred was born in 1951 in Salem, Oregon, United States.

Education

Girod graduated from Stayton High School in Stayton, Oregon. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Oregon State University in Corvallis, Oregon, a DMD from Oregon Health & Science University School of Dentistry, and a Masters of Public Administration from Harvard University.

Career

He serves in the Oregon State Senate representing District 9, in the mid-Willamette Valley, and lives in Stayton. He has been a practicing dentist for 26 years, and served in the Oregon House of Representatives in the early 1990s, chairing the Rules Committee. He ran for the U.S. Congress in 1994, but lost in the primary to Jim Bunn.

Girod then served on the Stayton City Council. He was selected by Marion and Linn County Republicans to run again for the House in 2006, in district 17, following then-Representative Jeff Kropf's sudden departure from the 2006 election. He was sworn in in January 2008, and was re-elected in November 2008 and 2010.

He is a candidate for reelection to that seat in 2012.

Connections

Married Daphne Girod. 2 children.