Former State Rep. Mike Schaufler (D-Happy Valley), who lost his seat in a hotly contested 2012 primary battle with now-Rep. Jeff Reardon, has a new gig.
WW has learned that Schaufler—who served in the House from 2003 through last year—is now a corrections officer at the Eastern Oregon Correctional Institution in Pendleton. AFSCME, the union that represents corrections officers, confirmed Schaufler's hiring.
Schaufler, who formerly worked as a contractor, is not the first Oregon politician to move from lawmaker to jailer. Former U.S. Rep. Jim Bunn (R-Ore.), who represented Oregon's 5th congressional district for one term in the 1990s, went from elected office to serving as guard in the Yamhill County jail.
Schaufler did not return WW's call seeking comment.