Alan Sylvestre

Kate Brown has been Oregon’s governor for about seven months now, after her predecessor, John Kitzhaber, resigned amidst an ethics scandal. The 2015 legislative session was mixed for her. She was able to claim victory with the passage of the automatic voter registration bill that she pushed for as Secretary of State. But heated negotiations over transportation funding devolved, ultimately putting off a multi-million dollar plan to fix the state’s roads and bridges. Brown recently made it clear she’s running for reelection next year. 

We sit down with Oregon Governor Kate Brown to reflect on her first seven months in office and look ahead to 2016.

Editor’s note: This conversation was recorded Tuesday, Sept. 29 in Salem.