For nearly 20 years, Paul Rainey has been at the center of shaping and navigating key public policy, legislative and political debates in Oregon. As a top staff member in the State Capitol and as an advocate for diverse interests, Rainey has developed a keen understanding of the ins-and-outs of the legislative process and state government. He is a knowledgeable insider respected by leaders from across the political spectrum.
From 2013 through 2018, Rainey served as the Administrator for the Republican Caucus in the Oregon Senate. In that role, he was the senior policy and political advisor to the Republican Leader and led a staff of eight that provided policy and communications support to every GOP Senator. Rainey worked directly with staff and members from both parties in the Oregon Senate and the House of Representatives to negotiate legislation and manage the policy and legislative process and calendar. Prior to his staff position, he was a consultant for organizations as diverse as the Oregon Association of Realtors and Our Oregon/Defend Oregon, which includes the Oregon Education Association.
Paul is a native Oregonian, Rainey earned his Bachelor of Science degree from George Fox University.