Why are Democrats trying to open the voter rolls while Republicans are trying to close them? Perhaps Oregon’s Secretary of State has an answer.
Kate Brown will discuss her landmark voter registration push and fresh new responsibilities assigned to her by the legislature when she addresses Clackamas Democrats at their regular monthly meeting at 7 p.m., Thursday, June 20, at the Operating Engineers Hall at 555 E. 1st, Gladstone. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Secretary Brown served in the Oregon House of Representatives and then the Oregon Senate where she was Majority Leader when she was elected Secretary of State. She succeeded Bill Bradbury who was term-limited out of office after 10 years in the position. An attorney by training, she is married and lives with her family in Southeast Portland.
Oregon is one of a handful of states without a lieutenant governor. Oregon’s Secretary of State is authorized to succeed the governor in the event of death or act in the governor’s stead of he/she is incapacitated and unable to carry out the duties of the office.