|36th Governor of Oregon|
January 13, 2003 â€“ January 10, 2011
|Preceded by||John Kitzhaber|
|Succeeded by||John Kitzhaber|
|Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of Oregon|
January 4, 1997 â€“ June 18, 2001
|Nominated by||John Kitzhaber|
|Preceded by||Richard Unis|
|Succeeded by||Thomas Balmer|
|14th Attorney General of Oregon|
January 4, 1993 â€“ January 4, 1997
|Preceded by||Charles Crookham|
|Succeeded by||Hardy Myers|
|Born||Theodore Ralph Kulongoski
November 5, 1940
St. Louis, Missouri, United States
|Alma mater||University of Missouri|
|Service/branch||United States Marine Corps|
|Years of service||1959â€“1963|
The power to shape Oregon's future remains where it has always been – in our collective hands.
A healthy environment is essential to a livable Oregon and a strong economy.
Elections are about choosing sides, but inaugurations are about closing ranks.
As long as the sun rises over Ontario and sets over the Pacific, I will dedicate myself to bringing the people of Oregon what they want and need most – an era of hope, change, and economic renewal.
Debate is healthy and no one in this chamber – starting with me – has a monopoly on being right.
It is a sad commentary that today we face a choice between having schools that are a monument to our past – or schools that will be the lifeblood of our future. But since that is our choice, let us resolve to choose wisely.
The Administration should never have walked away from the Kyoto Treaty. Global warming is real and it is here today. The facts aren't the issue. The policy is the issue. I think the Administration's policy on global warming is dead wrong.
I do not come bearing a party label on my sleeve – or a quick fix in my back pocket. I do not come with a rigid ideology in my heart – or a soul that tells me to go it alone. I do not come to uproot tradition – or to be imprisoned by it.