State Treasurer

Walter F (Walt) Brown photo
Walter F

Progressive (PRO)

  • Occupation: Volunteer attorney, Consumer Justice Alliance, Oregon Consumer League. Received Oregon State Bar Award for the Highest Level of Pro-Bono Service for “TOTAL HOURS OF PRO-BONO SERVICES” and “LEGAL SERVICES TO THE POOR” (3/4/04).

    Occupational Background: Commander JAGC U.S. Navy (Ret.)(1944-70); volunteer WWII, Korea, Vietnam; public defender, prosecutor, attorney for disabled servicemen. Lewis & Clark Law School (1970-80) taught Consumer Law, Legal Ethics. Malheur County Counsel, Deputy D.A. (1989-91). Tree Farmer (1987-2007)(donated to Lincoln County, for all Oregonians, his reforested 185-acre farm on the Siletz River as a no-hunting, no-logging, nature park).

    Educational Background: USC, B.A., J.D.; Harvard Law School (constitutional law); Boston University, M.A. (government); U of O, M.L.S. Studied: Accounting, Money & Banking. Phi Beta Kappa, Rhodes Scholar nominee.

    Prior Governmental Experience: U.S. Navy Judge; Oregon State Senate (1975-87).

    Community Activities: Citizens for Tax Justice; Jobs With Justice; Citizens Utility Board; Physicians for National Health Plan; VFW (life); Amnesty International; Metanoia Peace Community.


    Establish an Oregon State Bank. Use profits to invest in business start-ups, auto, home, educational, and personal loans for Oregonians.
    Buy Oregon, demand state and local governments contract products and services with Oregon businesses.
    Export Oregon products, not jobs.
    Special taxes on corporations which outsource Oregon jobs.
    Make Oregon’s income tax fair.
    Demand legislature implement “State Power Development” required by Oregon’s Constitution to establish Green Public Power saving Oregonians millions each year.
    Lower health care costs by adopting Single Payer system.
    Improved education equals more jobs, less crime, fewer prisons.
    Campaign finance reform.
    $10 minimum wage.

    Oregon Consumer League; Eastside Democratic Club; United Consumers of Oregon; A.L. “Skipper” Osborne, President Truth And Justice For All, former President Portland NAACP.

    “I see in the near future a crisis approaching…the money power of the country will endeavor to prolong it’s reign…until all wealth is aggregated in a few hands and the Republic is destroyed.”

    ~~Abraham Lincoln, 11/21/1864

    (This information furnished by Committee of 1000 to Elect Walt Brown as Oregon State Treasurer.)

Elections Division, Oregon Secretary of State • 136 State Capitol • Salem, OR 97310-0722