Gov. Kitzhaber Announces Run for Historic 4th Term

December 10, 2013

Gov. John Kitzhaber announced at a news conference Monday morning that he'll run for re-election in 2014, seeking an unprecedented fourth term.

Kitzhaber, a Democrat, outlined four key goals: Adequately funding education, overseeing the implementation of the state's health care reforms, working to meet Oregon's carbon reduction goals, and boosting middle-class jobs.

[READ: Kitzhaber was named one of Governing's 2013 Public Officials of the Year. Here's why.]

Kitzhaber acknowledged that the troubled rollout of Cover Oregon, the state's health care exchange would be used against him in the coming campaign.

"I think we need to remember that the website is not the exchange," Kitzhaber said.


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