Jake Oken-Berg

Jake Oken-Berg is a professional musician currently touring with his self-tilted Jake Oken-Berg Band. He is a native Oregonian and graduated from Lincoln High School where he was editor of the Cardinal Times and one of Oregon's top track runners. In 2000 at age 19, Jake ran for Mayor of Portland, finishing 2nd out of 17 candidates with 27% of the vote and nearly forcing the incumbent mayor into a runoff. Jake graduated with a degree in Politics from Pomona College in Claremont, CA where he was elected Student Body President his senior year. Jake worked as a policy analyst for the Oregon Business Council from 2002-05, special assistant to U.S. Senator Ron Wyden from 2005-2007, and is an Oregon Bus Project board member. A C-SPAN viewer since age 8, Jake now enjoys tormenting his bandmates with his observations on local, national and international politics.


PublishedTitle Comments
Apr. 20, 2010Candidates Going Wild This Monday
Sep. 29, 2008The Oregonian: Enjoy Dead Bodies & Anti-Islam Propaganda With Your Sunday Paper
Jan. 30, 2008Introducing Brent Barton
May. 22, 2007Cell Phones, Teenagers, & Rock 'n' Roll
Apr. 07, 2007On The Road

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