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September 21: Legislative Update

The Oregon Legislative Assembly has concluded its 2023 session and already planning has begun for the 2024 “short” session. The 2023 session was marked by much controversy, particularly surrounding the inability of the State Senate to function for a number of days because it could not achieve a quorum. Springfield City Club has invited three legislators who represent the Springfield area to comment on the previous session and discuss their ideas for moving forward next year.

Floyd was first elected to the Oregon Legislature in 1994. He served in the House of Representatives between 1995 – 2000 and 2003. Floyd was appointed to represent Oregon Senate District 4 in 2003. He was elected in 2004 to complete the current term and has been reelected since 2006.
Floyd graduated from Texas A&M University and later earned a law degree from the South Texas College of Law. An avid cyclist and homebrewer, he lives in Eugene with his wife. During the interim, Floyd works as a municipal prosecutor and serves on various legislative committees, workgroups and commissions.


Charlie Conrad was born in Corvallis, Oregon, and is a third-generation Oregonian. Raised in a career Army family, he grew up living and traveling around the United States and Europe. In 1990, he returned to Oregon to attend Oregon State University, where he earned a BS in Wildlife Management. Later, he returned to school and earned a Master of Public Administration (MPA) from the University of Colorado in 2012.  His career experience includes 23 years of working in public administration and as a volunteer member of various public advisory committees, including the Lane County Planning Commission.

He is serving his first term representing eastern Lane County and is on the Judiciary, Behavioral Health/ Health Care, and Emergency Management, Veterans, and General Government committees.

Charlie lives in Dexter, Oregon, with his wife, Andee.


  • Rep. John Lively grew up in Wallowa Oregon and moved to Springfield when he was a Junior in high school.
  • Graduated from Thurston High School, Lane Community College and University of Oregon
  • Has lived in Springfield over 60 years
  • He served on Springfield City Council and as Mayor of Springfield from 1976-1986
  • Had a long professional career in economic development in Springfield, Eugene and Lane County
  • Elected to the Oregon House of Representatives in 2013
  • Currently is the Chair of the House Higher Education Committee and House Gambling Regulation Committee; is a member of the House Economic Development and Small Business Committee.
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