Merkley Statement on State Director Jon Isaacs

– Oregon’s Senator Jeff Merkley issued the
following statement on the departure of his State Director and long time advisor Jon Isaacs. After five years working side
by side with Merkley, Isaacs is leaving his post in early August to take a
well-deserved break with his wife and young son.

“Jon has been an instrumental member of my team for half a decade.  Jon’s political
instincts and leadership were a key factor in building the Democratic majority
in the Oregon House, which created the foundation for the extraordinary
progress we made on education, the economy, the environment, energy, health
care and consumer protection during the 2007 session.  I was also
fortunate to have Jon lead my campaign for the U.S. Senate, head up my
transition team following the election and build my Oregon Senate staff as
State Director over the last six months.  In every role, he has done an
exceptional job.


“Jon’s drive and brilliant
management are unrivaled. I will continue to rely on him for wise counsel, and
will always be indebted to him for his service to our state. ”