As Oregon’s governor, I led bipartisan work on transportation, Medicaid funding and ensuring all kids have health care. Working together, urban and rural, we built a better Oregon.
I’m committed to continuing our work to move our state forward at a time when our Oregon values are under attack.
I fought back when politicians tried to cut Oregonians’ health care. I fought to protect our pristine Oregon Coast from offshore drilling. And at a time when women’s rights are under attack across the country, I made sure every woman in Oregon can access reproductive health care.
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I have been clear during my time as governor that I will do what I say and say what I do. My record is clear. I will stand up and protect the Oregon that we love.
Over the last three years, we’ve faced tough challenges. I have led our response to some of the state’s worst wildfires. We helped the Roseburg community heal from the tragedy at Umpqua Community College. And we stood strong with the people of Burns during the Malheur Wildlife occupation. Oregon needs a strong leader who will stand up for all Oregonians, no matter who they are, and defend our values.
Earlier this year when cyanotoxins were found in Salem’s drinking water, I activated the National Guard to provide drinking water until the threat had passed. I made sure that emergency responders had the resources they needed to respond to the crisis and I’ll fight in the Legislature to build the infrastructure we need to protect our water supply.
I believe in the Oregon way. It’s how we took on complex problems like fixing our roads and bridges and making sure that Oregonians have access to health care.
● We passed a transportation package that will reduce traffic, create 16,000 new jobs and make our roads safer.
● We passed a first-in-the-nation pay equity and fair scheduling bill with bipartisan votes.
● We worked together to ensure that 430,000 Oregonians have access to affordable health care because everyone should be able to see the doctor when they’re sick.
I got those passed with both Democrat and Republican votes. And I’m committed to continue working for all Oregonians over the next four years.
I pushed for the construction of Amazon’s Salem fulfillment center, which will bring good jobs to this region. And we’ve been supporting the Salem-Keizer Career and Technical Education Center because of the critical role it plays in ensuring Oregonians have the skills they need to compete in our global economy.
I want to close the gap between the workforce that we have and the workforce we need to compete in a global economy, and I launched Future Ready Oregon to expand job training for Oregonians statewide.
I want to keep protecting health care and expand access. And I’ll continue to protect our clean air and water.
Now is not the time to move our state backward. Now is the time to keep Oregon moving forward.
Incumbent Gov. Kate Brown, who has served since 2015, is running on the Democratic ticket. Reach her at email@example.com