Wayne Morse Center: Oregon Secretary of State, Jeanne Atkins, Talks Candidly about Her Time in Office!
The Wayne More Center for Law and Politics is hosting Jeanne Atkins, Oregon Secretary of State, to candidly discuss her time in office! Join us on Wednesday, 11/30 at 5:30 pm in 184 Knight Law Center!
“Answering the Call: Oregon Secretary of State, Jeanne Atkins, Talks Candidly about Her Time in Office”
Outgoing Secretary of State and UO Law alumna Jeanne P. Atkins will retire—for the second time—at the end of 2016 after a 35-year career in public service and women’s rights advocacy. In March of 2015 she was appointed to fill the remainder of the term of then-Secretary of State Kate Brown when Brown became Governor. Hear her story and what she has learned as Secretary of State in the past two years.
During her tenure, Secretary Atkins oversaw more than 50 audits of state government, a project to restore the original Oregon constitution, an incredibly contentious presidential election, and efforts to reform campaign finance laws in Oregon. She also served on the State Land Board during difficult deliberations around the Elliott State Forest.
Cosponsored by the League of Women Voters of Oregon and the University of Oregon Department of Political Science.