Katherine Brown (born June 21, 1960) is an American politician and attorney serving as the 38th governor of Oregon since 2015. A member of the Democratic Party, she served three terms as the state representative from the 13th district of the Oregon House of Representatives from 1991 to 1997, three terms as the state senator from the 21st district of the Oregon Senate from 1997 to 2009, three terms as majority leader of the Oregon Senate from 2003 to 2009, as well as two terms as Oregon Secretary of State from 2009 to 2015. She assumed the governorship upon the resignation of John Kitzhaber in 2015. She was elected to serve out the remainder of his gubernatorial term in the special election in 2016 and was reelected to a full term in 2018.
As an openly bisexual woman, Brown has made history several times through her electoral success. In 2008, she became the first openly LGBT person elected secretary of state of a state in the United States. In 2016, she became the first openly LGBT person elected governor of a state in the United States as well as the second woman elected governor of Oregon (after Barbara Roberts).

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    What are we dealing with: Report is that Gov. Kate Brown is Gov. Jerry ...

    Brown of California's younger sister. This puts an entire anti-gun perspective into sharp focus; and helps understand the anti-gun movement in Oregon. Please pass on this information.
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    Oregon  Gun owners must unite to beat Kate Brown in November

    Country Gent pointed out in a comment the good 2A voting record of Knute Buehler. He voted in opposition to SB 941. NRA-ILA | Oregon: Thank the Legislators Who Fought to Protect Your Rights He voted in opposition to SB 719. The Voter's Self Defense System He's opposed to IP 43 and 44...
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    KATE BROWN SIGNS GUN CONFISCATION LAW !!

    Anyone else seen this yet ?? If true we should be raising hell on all fronts !! <broken link removed>
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    Oregon  "Oregon Alliance for Gun Safety" announces legislative priorities in email to members

    Here's the list. Never heard of this "boyfriend" loophole, are we going to have to register our relationships now?
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    Oregon Gov. Kate Brown has hauled in a $250,000 campaign contribution from New York billionaire Mich

    Oregon Gov. Kate Brown has hauled in a $250,000 campaign contribution from New York billionaire Michael Bloomberg Gov. Kate Brown nets $250,000 contribution from Michael Bloomberg
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    Gov. Brown writes op-ed urging Republicans to disavow Trump

    According to the KGW website: Oregon Governor Kate Brown has written an op-ed in the Huffington Post urging all Republicans to disavow Donald Trump, whom she referred to as a “reckless and volatile bigot.” “What used to be the party of Abraham Lincoln and Theodore Roosevelt – and Senator Mark...
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