Democrat from Oregon
John Kitzhaber, a Democrat, was governor of Oregon for two terms, starting in 1995. He was inaugurated in 2011 for an unprecedented third term. He was elected to the Oregon Legislature in 1978, rising to the position of Senate President. He spearheaded the Oregon Health Plan as a legislator and as governor. Kitzhaber graduated from Dartmouth College and the University of Oregon Medical School (now Oregon Health & Science University). He worked as an emergency room physician in Roseburg from 1974 to 1988.
Recent statements involving John Kitzhaber
Says the Nike bill "is not a tax break ... this does not lower the taxes that Nike will pay nor does it prevent the Legislature from raising those taxes in the future."
Recent stories featuring John Kitzhaber
PolitiFact Oregon is wrapping up a week's worth of updates to its Kitz-O-Meter, the tool the site uses to keep track of Gov. John Kitzhaber's campaign promises. In health care and the environment, the governor has managed to keep two key promises
Six months into his third term as governor, John Kitzhaber has moved quickly to set in motion plans to change the way the state builds budgets, educates children and delivers health care. Those promises proved to be a higher priority than tax and environmental reform.
We’ve updated the status of a few Gov. John Kitzhaber's promises now that his budget proposal has been released.
Governor-elect John Ktizhaber made more than a couple promises during last year's campaign season. We know, because we went through his statements, speeches, ads and position papers looking for them. Over the next four years, we'll be keeping an eye on whether Kitzhaber is keeping those promises.
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