Speaker of the House
Rayfield was first elected to the Legislature in 2014. He represents House District 16, comprising Corvallis and Philomath. He served as co-chair of the Joint Committee on Ways and Means, the state’s lead budget writing committee, from his appointment in August 2018 until his nomination as Speaker of the House in January 2022.
His careful budget management has helped stabilize the state’s once unreliable revenue system. Oregon built record reserves to protect essential social services during his tenure as budget chair and became one of the best-prepared states in the country for future economic downturns. Rayfield helped lead the effort to increase funding for the Oregon Health Plan to ensure all Oregonians have access to health care coverage. He has also prioritized campaign finance reform since joining the Legislature.
Born in Oregon, Rayfield graduated from Tigard High School, Western Oregon University and the Willamette University College of Law. His work as an attorney primarily involves fighting for individuals with consumer and civil rights cases against large corporations, insurance companies, and others.
Members of the House