SALEM, Ore. – Four of Oregon's statewide elected officials jointly took the oath of office Friday. Secretary of State Kate Brown, Labor Commissioner Brad Avakian, Treasurer Ted Wheeler and Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum were all re-elected in November.
Rosenblum noted that the event was a bit of déjà vu. That's because she first took the oath last June when she was appointed to fill out the remainder of John Kroger's term.
"Today, I am genuinely thrilled to be here, taking the oath for a second time, but for the first as your elected Attorney General."
In Washington, governor-elect Jay Inslee will be sworn in on January 16. New and returning lawmakers in Oregon and Washington will take the oath of office two days earlier on the 14th. The Idaho legislature convenes on January 7th.