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John Kitzhaber is governor of Oregon. A Democrat, he served as governor from 1995 to 2003 and in 2010 became the first person to be elected to the office three times.

Before being elected to his first term as governor, Kitzhaber served in the Oregon House and for 12 years in the Oregon Senate, eight of them as Senate president. After completing his second term as governor, Kitzhaber, a physician, returned to medicine and campaigned for better public access to health care. A graduate of Dartmouth College, he received his medical degree from Oregon Health & Science University.

May 23, 2013

Raising the Grade on Infrastructure: Money, Methods and Message

America shouldn't settle for infrastructure that gets a grade of D-plus. There are steps we can take right now to build the infrastructure we need.
September 18, 2012

Leveraging Federal Flexibility to Innovate

One state that is leading the way in building bottom-up solutions is Oregon, which is providing a roadmap on issues from health care to infrastructure to a "clean" economy.