Secretary of State

Kate Brown

Democrat, Working Families

Occupation: Secretary of State

Occupational Background: Family, Juvenile Law Attorney, Instructor at Portland State University

Educational Background: University of Colorado, B.A.; Northwestern School of Law, Lewis and Clark College, J.D., Environmental Law Certificate; Senior Executive Program, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard

Prior Governmental Experience: State Representative 1991-1996; State Senator 1997-2008; Secretary of State 2009-present

“While other public officials sat on the sidelines, Brown acted...

Brown has been an effective secretary of state”

Statesman-Journal, April 11, 2012

Strong Leadership.  The Right Experience.

Delivering Accountability for Our Tax Dollars. 

As Secretary of State, Kate Brown protected the integrity of our elections system. Kate Brown cut red tape to provide better service for Oregon’s small businesses and entrepreneurs.

Most importantly, Kate Brown has been Oregon’s accountability watchdog, finding ways to save tax dollars and make government more efficient, effective and responsible.

Under Kate Brown, the Secretary of State’s Office has conducted 236 audits and examinationscutting waste and identifying over $180 million in savings that can go instead to schools, public safety, services for seniors and health care:

An advocate for small business:

“Kate’s hard work, integrity and energy assure Oregonians get more for their tax dollars.”

Congressman Peter DeFazio, US Senator Ron Wyden and Governor Barbara Roberts 

Learn about how Kate Brown’s strong leadership has saved us money and made government accountable at

(This information furnished by Kate Brown Committee.)