The Wayne Morse Gala: Celebrating Principle over Politics

Update: We are almost sold out but do have five tickets that will be available at the door. Tickets are $125 each.  We can accept check and credit card ticket payments.  We cannot accept cash.

Please join the Democratic Party of Oregon for our 4th Annual Wayne Morse Gala. Tickets are $125 per person and purchase them by clicking here. This year we will be celebrating principles over politics, a theme that ran throughout the career of Oregon US Senator Wayne Morse and continues to be a motto that guides our current US Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley and Oregon leaders. The evening will be filled with an amazing line-up. Please do not delay in getting your tickets. We have a very limited number and will not be able to accommodate everyone.

This year, we are delighted to have Illinois Senate Majority Whip, Dick Durbin as the keynote for the evening. Senator Durbin is the 47th U.S. Senator from the State of Illinois, the state’s senior senator, and the convener of Illinois’ bipartisan congressional delegation.

Durbin also serves as the Assistant Majority Leader, the second highest ranking position in the Senate. Also known as the Majority Whip, Senator Durbin has been elected to this leadership post by his Democratic colleagues every two years since 2006. In 2004, he was elected as Minority Whip. Durbin is only the fifth Illinois Senator in history to serve as a Senate leader.

Elected to the U.S. Senate on November 5, 1996, and re-elected in 2002 and 2008, Durbin fills the seat left vacant by the retirement of his long-time friend and mentor, U.S. Senator Paul Simon.

Durbin sits on the Senate Judiciary, Appropriations, Foreign Relations and Rules Committees. He is the Chairman of the Judiciary Committee's Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Human Rights and the Appropriations Committee's Financial Services and General Government subcommittee.

Senator Durbin makes approximately 50 round trips a year between Washington and Illinois. He is married to Loretta Schaefer Durbin. Their family consists of three children--Christine (deceased), Paul and Jennifer--as well as three grandchildren, Alex, Ona and Floyd. They reside in Springfield.

Senator Durbin is an exceptional representative of our theme. We hope you will join us for this remarkable evening.



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April 6, 2013
6:00pm - 9:15pm

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The Benson
309 SW Broadway Portland, OR
Contact: Heather Langhorst
Democratic Party of Oregon [website]
(503) 867-7668