Senior Political Reporter
Jeff Mapes is a senior political reporter at Oregon Public Broadcasting.
Previously, Jeff covered state and national politics for The Oregonian for nearly 32 years. He has covered numerous presidential, congressional, gubernatorial and ballot measure campaigns, as well as many sessions of the Legislature, stretching back to 1985.
Jeff graduated from San Jose State University with a B.A. in journalism.
An avid bike commuter, Jeff is the author of the 2009 book, "Pedaling Revolution: How Cyclists are Changing American Cities."
Host Julie Sabatier is joined by OPB news director Anna Griffin and senior political reporter Jeff Mapes, and Dirk VanderHart of the Portland Mercury.
Supporters and opponents of a proposed health care tax on the Oregon ballot disagree about impact on Medicaid recipients.
The spokesman for Oregon Rep. Greg Walden on Friday clarified the circumstances around the congressman's exit from the conference committee on the Republican tax-cut bill.
Will President Trump shrink the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument?
Rep. Kurt Schrader of Oregon was one of just six Democrats voting Wednesday for a bill that would allow people with concealed handgun licenses to carry in all states.
Rep. Greg Walden, R-Oregon, is being replaced on the tax bill conference committee by Rep. Fred Upton, R-Michigan.
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We discuss three very different stories of Oregon politicians in the news this week.
Haven't voted yet? No problem. We dig into the important issues on Oregon and Washington ballots due Nov. 7.
The Republican tax cut bill in Congress could have a surprising impact in Oregon if it becomes law.
Voters continue to be more likely to give positive job approval marks to Oregon Sens. Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden and Gov. Kate Brown.
Douglas County residents are considering a dramatic change in how the county is governed