|Preceded by Roger Beyer|
Succeeded by Larry Wells
Spouse Daphne Girod
Preceded by Jeff Gilmour
|Succeeded by Sherry Sprenger|
Name Fred Girod
Preceded by Jeff Kropf
Political party Republican
Party Republican Party
|Education Stayton High School, Harvard University, Oregon State University|
Girod: 'Everyone in this building is terrible with money'
Fred Frank Girod (born 1951) is a Republican politician from the U.S. state of Oregon. He serves in the Oregon State Senate representing District 9, in the mid-Willamette Valley, and lives in Stayton.
Girod graduated from Stayton High School in Stayton, Oregon. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Oregon State University in Corvallis, Oregon, a DMD from Oregon Health & Science University School of Dentistry, and a Masters of Public Administration from Harvard University. He has been a practicing dentist for 26 years, and served in the Oregon House of Representatives in the early 1990s, chairing the Rules Committee. He ran for the U.S. Congress in 1994, but lost in the primary to Jim Bunn.
Girod then served on the Stayton City Council. He was selected by Marion and Linn County Republicans to run again for the House in 2006, in district 17, following then-Representative Jeff Kropf's sudden departure from the 2006 election. He won that election, defeating Democrat Dan Thackaberry, and was appointed in 2008 to succeed Senator Roger Beyer of District 9 upon his resignation. He was sworn in in January 2008, and was re-elected in November 2008, 2010, 2012, and 2016, It is unknown as to whether he is going to run for re-election in 2020.