Fred Girod has been leader that we have known and a friend that we
have trusted for decades. Dr. Girod was born and raised in the Santiam
Canyon and lives in Stayton. He has two children
and four grandchildren.
graduating from Stayton High School, Dr. Girod went on to earn a bachelors
degree from Oregon State University. He proudly sports his Beaver
colors at the Legislature. Dr. Girod studied dentistry at Oregon Health
Sciences University in Portland and received a masters in public administration
from Harvard University. He has been a practicing dentist for over
Girod served in the Oregon House of Representatives from 1993-1994
where he chaired the House Rules Committee and served on the House
Revenue Committee. As a strong believer in bipartisanship, Dr. Girod
was one of just a few Republicans to join Democrats in voting to form
the Oregon Health Plan.
Girod has also served on the Stayton City Council and the Stayton
2006, Dr. Girod was elected to the Oregon House for a second term
by a wide margin. During the 2007 session, Representative Girod served
on the House Consumer Protection Committee, House Workforce &
Economic Development Committee, and as Vice-Chair of the House Government
Accountability & Information Technology Committee.
In 2008, Dr. Girod was appointed to fill a vacancy for the State Senate, District 9. Senator Girod served in the 2008 Special Session on the Senate Judiciary Committee and as Vice-Chair of the Senate Environment and Natural Resources Committee. Dr. Girod was re-elected in Nov. 2008.
In 2009. Dr. Girod served on the Senate Consumer Protection & Public Affairs Committee, Joint Ways & Means Committee, and Joint Ways & Means Subcommittee on Education.
addition to serving as a State Senator, Dr. Girod has a dental office in Stayton, is a partner
in an Assisted Care Facility, and is a real estate developer.