Tag Archives: Gov. Kate Brown

My View: Gun Control Laws Do Make a Difference

By Paul Kemp
(reprinted by permission of the author)

There is no denying that gun violence is a complex problem. But as a founding board member of Gun Owners for Responsible Ownership, I know there are some evidence-based steps that Oregon’s leaders can take to help the roughly 450 Oregonians who die every year from gun violence.

On the evening of Dec. 11, 2012, I planned to meet my brother-in-law, Steve Forsyth, at the Clackamas Town Center mall. That afternoon, I received a frantic call from my sister; there had been a shooting at the mall.

When I arrived on the scene, I stood alongside my sister and niece for hours before learning that Steve had been shot and killed with a stolen, unlocked assault rifle. Steve was shot while on the phone with his father. Continue reading

The New Yorker Takes a Very Close Look at Our Revved Up Governor, Kate Brown

One of the advantages of travel, of getting away from your home base, is the idea of being able to look back at your scene with a fresh perspective; either from afar or upon your return.

The way we can make use of that approach to our own state’s political leadership is by viewing it from the eyes of an out-of-stater writing for a highly considered East Coast-based publication.

In this case, we get an outsider’s look at Oregon Governor Kate Brown, a Democrat and a self-described radical feminist, in The New Yorker.

Gov. Brown Special Guest at DPO Wayne Morse Gala in April




We’re deeply honored to announce that Governor Kate Brown will be our special guest at the 6th Annual Wayne Morse Gala on April 17th, 2015. She joins keynote speaker U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar, who the Washington Post called a “rising star” and “the funniest new member of Congress.”

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This is going to be an outstanding event headlined by two powerful women who have worked tirelessly to serve the public and achieved the highest results. Get tickets today — $125.

Governor Brown has been a leader in increasing government transparency and accountability, has identified millions of dollars in savings for Oregon taxpayers, and spearheaded legislation that the Oregonian called the “state’s most sweeping package of ethics reforms in 34 years.” She has been a champion for Oregon’s working families and small businesses for over 20 years.

Senator Klobuchar, who comes from a background of miners, newspapermen, and schoolteachers in Minnesota, has made a name for herself on legislation to provide middle-class tax relief and paycheck fairness for women. Working Mother Magazine named her “Best in Congress” in 2008.

6th Annual Wayne Morse Gala
Portland Hilton, 921 6th Ave.
Friday, April 17th, 2015
Cocktail Hour 6:00PM – 7:00PM
Dinner & Speaking Program 7:00PM – 9:30PM

Buy your tickets at the limited early purchase price of $125.

See you there,

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Frank Dixon
State Party Chair