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Kate Brown's Biography

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Full Name:

Kate Brown




Husband: Dan; 2 Stepchildren: Dylan, Jessie

Birth Date:


Birth Place:

Torrejon de Ardoz, Spain

Home City:

Salem, OR

JD, Environmental Law, Lewis and Clark Northwestern School of Law, 1982-1985

BA, Environmental Conservation, University of Colorado, Boulder, 1978-1981

Governor, State of Oregon, 2015-2023

Candidate, Governor of Oregon, 2018

Secretary of State, State of Oregon, 2009-2015

Majority Leader, Oregon State Senate, District 21, 2004-2008

Senator, Oregon State Senate, District 21, 1996-2008

Democratic Leader, Oregon State Senate, District 21, 1998

Representative, Oregon State House of Representatives, 1991-1996

Co-Founder, Oregon Women's Health and Wellness Alliance

Professor, Portland State University

Chair, Council of State Governments, West

Member, Juvenile Rights Project

Member, Women's Rights Coalition


National Public and Community Service Award, American Mental Health Counselors Association;
"Profiles in Courage" Award, Basic Rights Oregon;
Living Legend Award, Oregon Bus Project;
Women of Achievement Award, Oregon Commission for Women;
Award for Outstanding Achievement, Oregon Family Support Network;
Legislator of the Year Award, Oregon Psychological Association

Hobbies or Special Talents:

Horseback riding, hiking

Priority Issues:

Kate Brown is committed to continuing to move Oregon forward. In the next two years, she plans to:

*Continue to change the way Salem operates, by giving Oregonians the ability to impeach elected officials, including the governor, who breach public trust.
*Focus on increasing Oregon's high school graduation rates .
*Help Oregon's small businesses to thrive and grow by streamlining the permitting process.
*Fight for pay equity, because what you are paid shouldn't depend on your gender.
*Continue investing in improving our schools as we work toward an education system that takes Oregon students from cradle to career and prepares them for the jobs of tomorrow.
*Push to make Oregon colleges and universities affordable for Oregonians.