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U.S. Rep. Greg Walden

Name: Greg Walden

Title: U.S. Representative from Oregon’s 2nd District

Organization: U.S. Congress, House Committee on Energy and Commerce, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Communications and Technology

Biography: U.S. Rep. Greg Walden represents the people of Oregon’s Second Congressional District, which includes 20 counties in central, southern, and eastern Oregon. Walden, 59, is a lifelong Oregonian whose ancestors came to Oregon by wagon train in 1845.

He and his wife Mylene celebrated 33 years of marriage in August 2015, and make their home in Hood River where they’ve been small business owners since 1986. Walden and his wife spent more than two decades as radio station owners in the Gorge.  He’s also a licensed amateur radio operator (W7EQI).  He puts that small business and technology experience to work as chairman of the Energy and Commerce Committee’s Subcommittee on Communications and Technology.  In this role, he has worked to pass legislation to grow American jobs by expanding access to wireless broadband, spur new U.S. technology and innovation, and protect the Internet from government control.

In November 2014, Walden’s House Republican colleagues unanimously reelected him to serve as chairman of the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC).

Categories Faces of Innovation | Tags: | Posted on February 12, 2016

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