Miles Pengilly brings considerable experience with both the legislative and campaign sides of Oregon politics to the Thorn Run Partners team. He has worked as staff to elected officials and on numerous successful campaigns, and as an advocate, he has helped clients to accomplish their policy and funding goals in a variety of areas. Miles leads much of the firm’s legislative work on local government, clean energy, natural resource, and transportation issues. Clients value his diligence, political instincts, and strategic vision in helping them to achieve their objectives.
Skilled in navigating the Legislature’s budget process, Miles has helped to deliver millions of dollars for affordable housing, youth programs, and transportation infrastructure projects. He has successfully led diverse coalitions in increasing access to electric vehicle infrastructure and reforming the judicial system, championed community building initiatives, and aided in the passage of transformative clean energy and wildfire legislation. Whether he is representing a small nonprofit or a large city, Miles utilizes his ability to untangle complex issues and his bipartisan relationships to deliver positive outcomes for clients.
Miles holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from Whitman College. Born and raised in Oregon, he is happiest exploring the state’s natural beauty with his wife, Janet. He also loves quality time with friends, snowboarding, and the Portland Trail Blazers.