|Born:||April 4, 1939 (age 79)|
|Career:||U.S. House of Representative, 1997-2009|
Clackamas County (Oregon) Board of Commissioners, 1987-1996
Oregon House of Representatives, 1980-1987
West Linn (Oregon) City Council, 1976-1980
|Education:||Pasadena Nazarene College|
Oregon State University
Darlene K. Hooley represented Oregon in the United State House of Representatives from 1997 to 2009.
Hooley was born April 4, 1939, in Williston, North Dakota. When she was 8 years old, Hooley's family moved to Salem, Oregon. In 1961, Hooley completed a Bachelor of Arts in education at Oregon State University. Following college, she pursued post-graduate work at Oregon State University and Portland State University from 1963 to 1965. She also taught reading, music and physical education in Oregon.
In 1976, Hooley became the first woman elected to West Linn City Council. From 1980 to 1987, she served in the Oregon State House of Representatives.
While in the U.S. House of Representatives, Hooley served as whip-at-large and senior whip.
For information on Hooley's policy subject areas, committee appointments and sponsored/co-sponsored legislation during her time in the U.S. House of Representatives, please visit her profile on https://www.congress.gov.