Quotes by: Kate Brown

Kate Brown
38th Governor of Oregon
Assumed office
February 18, 2015
Preceded by John Kitzhaber
24th Secretary of State of Oregon
In office
January 5, 2009 – February 18, 2015
Governor Ted Kulongoski
John Kitzhaber
Preceded by Bill Bradbury
Succeeded by Jeanne Atkins
Member of the Oregon Senate
from the 21st district
In office
January 13, 1997 – January 2, 2009
Preceded by Shirley Gold
Succeeded by Diane Rosenbaum
Member of the Oregon House of Representatives
from the 13th district
In office
November 26, 1991 – January 12, 1997
Preceded by Judy Bauman
Succeeded by Dan Gardner
Personal details
Born Katherine Brown
(1960-06-21) June 21, 1960 (age 56)
Torrejón de Ardoz, Spain
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Dan Little
Residence Mahonia Hall
Alma mater University of Colorado, Boulder (BA)
Lewis and Clark College (JD)

I'm committed to the goal of Senate Bill 324, and that is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Kate Brown
Anytime you do something in this arena, whether it's public records or ethics, it's not like throwing a stone in a quiet pond. It's like throwing a boulder.
Kate Brown
We are like petri dishes, where we can innovate, but we want to do it carefully and thoughtfully.
Kate Brown
The challenge is sort of capturing the issues that Oregonians feel strongly about and moving forward on those.
Kate Brown
Rent and the cost of essentials like food and child care are rising so fast that wages are not keeping up.
Kate Brown
I know what it feels like to be paid less - substantially less - than the male lawyer in the office next to me.
Kate Brown
As chief elections officer, it's my job to protect the integrity of the ballot.
Kate Brown
High-quality public education - combined with other appropriate support, as needed - is the best way to achieve the Oregon Business Plan's goal of reducing the number of people living in poverty.
Kate Brown
The chaos and confusion during the waning days of the Kitzhaber administration, as well as the ensuing federal investigations into allegations of misconduct, caused Oregonians to question their faith in their governor and state government.
Kate Brown
Most of my time as a legislator, I served in the minority. So I'm used to getting the heel of a loaf of bread.
Kate Brown
Tackling affordable housing via land use planning won't necessarily solve the problem.
Kate Brown
I have spent my career fighting to make Oregon a place where everyone can thrive.
Kate Brown
We need a more strategic, coordinated, statewide plan that identifies high-demand jobs or industries with a projected under-supply and offer training to get these Oregonians to work.
Kate Brown
It's absolutely critical that we not only provide support from cradle to career in the education system but also the wraparound services.
Kate Brown
I am very concerned that federal and state air quality programs do not consider public health in regulating certain classes of industrial air emissions.
Kate Brown
I think the bottom line for Oregonians is that cleaner fuels mean cleaner air, and we need that, and we want that.
Kate Brown

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