Oregon Secretary of State Kate Brown seeks re-election in 2012

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December 14, 2011

By Bailey Ludlam

Oregon Secretary of State Kate Brown

SALEM, Oregon: On Wednesday, December 14, current Oregon Secretary of State Kate Brown announced that she will be seeking re-election in 2012.

According to news reports, the announcement was made via e-mail to supporters. The e-mail said in part, "I'm proud of the work I've done for the people of Oregon. As Secretary of State, I've cracked down on fraud and abuse in the ballot initiative process, I've audited State agencies to identify over $180 million dollars in taxpayer savings and I've fought to ensure that all eligible voters have the opportunity to cast their ballot in our elections."[1]

Brown was first elected as Oregon Secretary of State in 2008. Brown won the 2008 general election by 51%. She faced Republican Rick Dancer and Progressive Party candidate Seth A. Woolley.

The secretary of state election is one of four state executive office elections in the northwestern state. Other seats up for election include: attorney general, state treasurer and commissioner of labor and industries.

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