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is the chief executive of Oregon. The Oregon
Constitution charges the governor with faithfully executing the laws, making recommendations to the Legislature and transacting all necessary business of government. The governor may veto bills of the Legislature and shall fill vacancies by appointment.
Curtis Robinhold is Governor Kitzhaber’s Chief of Staff. Policy advisors include: Ben Cannon, Education; Margi Hoffmann, Energy; Kendall Clawson, Executive Appointments; Liani Reeves, General Counsel; Sean Kolmer, Health; Mike Bonetto, Health Care; Scott Nelson, Jobs and Economy; Duke Shepard, Labor and Human Services; Richard Whitman, Natural Resources; Brett Brownscombe, Natural Resources; Gabriela Goldfarb, Natural Resources; Lynn Peterson, Transportation; Cameron Smith, Veterans/Military; Agnes Balassa, Workforce Development; Frank Garcia Jr., Diversity and Inclusion Director; Cheryl Myers, Economic and Business Equity Director; and Dmitri Palmateer, Legislative Director. Tim Raphael is the Communications Director and Jan Murdock is the Executive Assistant.
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Mailing Address: State Capitol Bldg., 900 Court St. NE, Suite 254, Salem 97301-4047
Contact: John Kitzhaber, Governor
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Biography - a brief sketch about the governor's background and role
Agency History - a detailed history of the agency
State Archives Holdings - a select list of the agency's records available for research at the State Archives
State Library Publications - a link to the Oregon State Library Catalog