With Tuesday’s election, Ellen Rosenblum became the first elected female Attorney General in Oregon. She defeated her Republican opponent James Buchal to win a four-year term in office.
“I am so proud to be the 17th Attorney General of Oregon and the first woman ever elected. And I want to tell you that I am so honored to serve. I have the most wonderful people to help take care, protect, and advocate for the citizens of this state,” she said.
Rosenblum fills the seat left vacant when John Kroger resigned.
She won the Democratic primary in May, and then the governor appointed her to the position. In her acceptance speech, she thanked Gov. John Kitzhaber for that, adding she is excited for Oregon’s new direction and future.