Assumed office in 2015, becoming Oregon’s 38th governor; won 2016 special election.
Early Years: Born 1960, in in Madrid, Spain; raised in Minnesota
Education: Mounds View High School; University of Colorado, Boulder; Northwestern School of Law at Lewis and Clark
Career: practiced family law; taught at Portland State University; served 17 years in the state legislature: 5 years in the Oregon House of Representatives, 12 years in the Oregon State Senate; in 2004 became the first woman in Oregon history to serve as Senate Majority Leader; Oregon Secretary of State.
Learn more on the Governor’s official website
Nickname: Beaver State
Population: 4.1 million
Size: The state covers 98,381 square miles
Economic drivers: Agriculture, forestry, technology, salmon fishing, tourism
Did you know? Oregon's only national park, Crater Lake National Park, is comprised of the caldera surrounding Crater Lake, the deepest lake in the country