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Paul Diller '96 writes in with exciting news from Oregon where he is running for the Democratic nomination for the state senate.  Paul has been a law professor at Willamette University in Salem for more than a decade and is known nationally for his work in federalism and local government law. In March, Paul decided to take his passion for law and policy to the next level by filing to run for Oregon’s state legislature. Paul’s platform includes improving the region’s transportation, education, and public health. He also hopes to build on Oregon’s successes in expanding access to voting by reducing the influence of corporate money in state politics.

Originally from the Jersey Shore, Paul was a four-year brother at Sig Ep from 1992 to 1996. During that time, he was active in the chapter, serving as Vice President of Programming in his junior and senior years. After graduating Penn and working in government and politics, Paul attended law school at the University of Michigan, where he received his J.D. in 2001. He clerked for a federal judge for a year – back in the City of Brotherly Love – and then practiced as a trial attorney for the United States Department of Justice for several years in Washington, D.C.

On the personal front, Paul has been married for over ten years to his lovely wife Jennifer (who attended Bryn Mawr) and blessed with two active boys, ages eight and six.  He has come to love much about what the Pacific Northwest has to offer: mild climate, nearby mountain skiing, natural beauty, and great coffee.

This is Paul’s first run for public office so he needs your help! Several brothers have already stepped up to help Paul with his campaign, including Paul Godinez, Josh Jessen, Tolga Latif, and Jordan Small, all of the class of ’96, as well as Mark Nevitt ‘97.

“The value of the Sig Ep experience is with me every day in the lifelong friendships,” Paul says. He supports the Jack Shores Memorial Scholarship in his annual giving to Penn.  “Every time I play a game of pool I think of Jack, one of the kindest, greatest men I’ve ever met.” You can contribute to Paul’s campaign at this web link or by mail to the address below. (Any U.S. citizen can contribute and there is no donation maximum). The primary election is May 15 and, with your help, Paul will compete in the general election on November 6. Paul will also host any volunteers who would like to come out and help canvass his district, which includes some of the best wineries and hop fields in the Willamette Valley!

If you are interested in learning about Paul's campaign, please visit his website at www.pauldiller.org

Paul Diller for Oregon State Senate

P.O. Box 968

Wilsonville, OR 97070

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