Stand With Kate!


Kate Brown started her career as a legal advocate for vulnerable children and families, and she’s still fighting to make Oregon a place where everyone has the opportunity to thrive.

Kate stepped in as governor after the unexpected resignation of her predecessor, at a time when faith in state government was badly shaken. She went right to work, focusing on what matters most: good schools, great jobs, quality health care and tightening belts in state government.

Among her first acts as governor, Kate brought Democrats and Republicans together to pass a sweeping package of ethics reforms, requiring full disclosure of all lobbying activities, financial disclosures by her staff, and cracked down on officials who abuse public office for personal gain.

As governor, Kate Brown has:

  • Made the largest investments in education in Oregon history and funded full day kindergarten.
  • Increased the minimum wage, because no one working full time should be living in poverty.
  • Passed paid sick leave, so workers don’t risk losing their jobs, or the ability to pay bills when they’re sick or caring for a sick child.
  • Signed Oregon Promise into law, reducing community college tuition to as little as $50 per semester and expanded Opportunity Grants to more than 16,000 students.

Next, Kate will:

  • Work to launch the Future Ready Oregon program, a skill and job training initiative for students and adults. Future Ready Oregon is designed to close the skills gap between the skills Oregon’s workers have and the skills that the state's growing businesses need. It's a new way of thinking about our economy, one where we can ensure that economic prosperity reaches every Oregonian across the entire state.
  • Focus on increasing our high school graduation rates and ensuring every student has a plan for the future.
  • Protect Oregon healthcare access, because everyone deserves a doctor they can count on and healthcare they can afford.
  • Protect our public lands, clean water, and air quality for future generations.