Governor in Waiting

If a growing scandal forces Gov. John Kitzhaber from office, Secretary of State Kate Brown will take over.


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Kate Brown wants to be governor. She might get her wish tomorrow. Or the next day. Or at least very soon. Brown, a Portland Democrat, is Oregon’s secretary of state, an elected post that overs   More
 
Wednesday, February 11, 2015 NIGEL JAQUISS

Secretary of State Kate Brown, Next In Line as Governor, Is Rushing Back to Oregon From D.C., MSNBC Reports

She returns as Gov. John Kitzhaber faces increasing pressure and a criminal investigation over a scandal involving First Lady Cylvia Hayes.

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Oregon Secretary of State Kate Brown flew back to Oregon this morning from Washington, D.C., according to MSNBC reporter Zachary Roth.Her unexpected return from an east-coast conference of secretaries of state comes as Gov. John Kitzhaber is under intense pressure over an influence-peddling scandal involving himself and First Lady Cylvia Hayes. Kitzhaber and Hayes are the subject of a criminal ...   More
 
Wednesday, February 11, 2015 AARON MESH

Kate Brown Draws Heat after Shilling for Comcast

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Few companies in Portland—or elsewhere for that matter—generate as much consumer hate as Comcast, the monopolistic cable, Internet and landline provider that charges more for less service than customers get in many other countries.But Oregon Secretary of State Kate Brown is not among the haters.Monday, the online news outlet The Verge reported that Brown wrote a glowing letter to the ...   More
 
Tuesday, January 27, 2015 BETH SLOVIC

Murmurs: Meet The New Year. A Lot Like The Old Year.


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Oregon Secretary of State Kate Brown is finally fulfilling her long-delayed promise to tackle campaign finance reform. Oregon is one of only four states that places no limits on political contri   More
 
Wednesday, December 31, 2014 WW Editorial Staff

Attorney General Says Treasurer Ted Wheeler Is Ineligible to Run For Re-Election In 2016

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State Treasurer Ted Wheeler's tenure will end in 2016, two years short of the eight years the Oregon constitution allows, according to an opinion issued today by the Oregon Department of Justice. That opinion is a surprise—the Oregon constitution permits state wide elected officials such as the governor, secretary of state and treasurer to serve eight consecutive years. But it now appears Wheeler, ...   More
 
Monday, August 11, 2014 NIGEL JAQUISS

To Democrats in Sunriver, Ted Wheeler and Val Hoyle Look Good

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The Democratic Party of Oregon gathered in Sunriver over the weekend for their biennial confab. In addition to boozing and kibitzing about the just-completed special session, the party faithful conducted straw polls for governor and secretary of state at a private party not sanctioned by the DPO. Most people's presumption is that incumbent Gov. John Kitzhaber will soon announce he's seeking a fourth ...   More
 
Monday, October 7, 2013 NIGEL JAQUISS

Howard Dean Calls For a Challenge To Sen. Betsy Johnson

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Former Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean does not often get involved in Oregon legislative races.But today the 2004 presidential candidate and former Vermont governor today took a shot at State Sen. Betsy Johnson (D-Scappoose) on TwitterHere's Dean's tweet from earlier today: At issue is Johnson's vote over the weekend on House Bill 3521, which could have increased Oregon voter ...   More
 
Tuesday, July 9, 2013 NIGEL JAQUISS

No License To Vote

A bill tying voter registration to driver’s licenses is stuck in neutral.


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A bill that could register as many as 600,000 new Oregon voters is in danger of dying without a vote. The state’s top elections official, Secretary of State Kate Brown, wants anyone who gets a   More
 
Wednesday, June 12, 2013 NIGEL JAQUISS

Green Party Activist Sues Kate Brown Over Hales Elections Complaint

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Seth Woolley, a Green Party activist and two-time candidate for Secretary of State, has filed suit (PDF) in Marion County Court against Secretary of State Kate Brown alleging that the elections division, which Brown controls, failed to properly investigate an earlier elections complaint Woolley filed against then-mayoral candidate Charlie Hales.Woolley had maintained that Hales was not a legally registered ...   More
 
Tuesday, March 19, 2013 NIGEL JAQUISS

Secretary of State Brown Releases Final Election Results

Oregon Turnout 83 percent

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Elections geeks can now tear into the official results from the Nov. 6 general election. Secretary of State Kate Brown certified those results today. The results for individual races and ballot measures are here under "official election results." There is also information about voter registration and participation. The big overall number—83 percent turnout—down slightly from 2008, when 85.7 ...   More
 
Wednesday, December 5, 2012 NIGEL JAQUISS

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