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Kate Brown's Biography

Office:

Contact Information

Somerville Building
775 Court Street Northeast
Salem, OR 97301

Mailing Address:
900 Court Street Northeast, Suite 254
Salem, OR 97301-4047

Full Name:

Kate Brown

Gender:

Female

Family:

Husband: Dan; 2 Stepchildren: Dylan, Jessie

Birth Date:

06/21/1960

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-present

Candidate, Governor of Oregon, 2018

Secretary of State, State of Oregon, 2009-2015

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

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

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

Awards:

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.

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