Katherine “Kate” Brown (born June 21, 1960) is a well known American politician and lawyer serving as the 38th governor of the U.S. state of Oregon since February 2015. She is a member of the Democratic Party, she served three terms as the representative from the 13th district of the Oregon House of Representatives from 1991 to 1997, three terms as the senator from the 21st district of the Oregon Senate from 1997 to 2009, three terms as Majority Leader of the Oregon Senate from 2003 to 2009, and two terms as Secretary of State of Oregon from 2009 to 2015. She became governor of Oregon upon the resignation of John Kitzhaber in 2015. She was elected to serve out the remainder of his gubernatorial term in the special election in 2016 and was reelected to a full term in 2018.
Kate Brown Age, Height & Weight
- As of 2020, Kate Brown age is 59 years old.
- She stands on a height of 5 feet 6 inches tall.
- She weighs around 55 Kg or 121 lbs.
- Her body measurements are not known.
- She has a pair of dark brown eyes and has brown hair color.
- She wears a shoe size of 6 UK.
Kate Brown Net Worth & Salary
- As of 2020, Kate Brown net worth is estimated around $200 Million USD.
- Her primary source of income is her political career.
- Her salary is $135,001 USD.
Kate Brown Spouse
- As of 2020, Brown lives in Mahonia Hall with her husband, Dan Little.
- She has two stepchildren, Dylan and Jessie.
- She is the country’s first openly bisexual statewide office holder and first openly bisexual governor.
Kate Brown Quick Facts
|Real Name||Katherine Brown|
|Nick Name||Kate Brown|
|Born||June 21, 1960|
|Age||59 years old (As of 2020)|
|Known For||38th Governor of Oregon|
|Birthplace||Torrejón de Ardoz, Madrid, Spain|
|Height/ Tall||In feet - 5'6"|
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
|Parents||Father: Not Known
Mother: Not Known
|Spouse/ Husband||Dan Little|
|Education||1. University of Colorado Boulder (BA)
2. Lewis & Clark College (JD)
|Net Worth||Approx $200 million USD (As of 2020)|
|Social Media Links||Instagram, Twitter|
Kate Brown Early Life & Education
- Brown was born on June 21, 1960 in Torrejón de Ardoz, Community of Madrid, Spain.
- Her father was serving in the US Air Force, and grew up in Minnesota.
- As per her education, she graduated from Mounds View High School in Arden Hills, Minnesota in 1978.
- She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Conservation with a certificate in women’s studies from the University of Colorado Boulder in 1981 and a J.D. degree and certificate in environmental law from the Northwestern School of Law at Lewis & Clark College in 1985.
Kate Brown Career
- As per her career, in 2008, for every dollar the State spent, performance audits returned $8 in cost savings.
- In 2010 Brown reported she delivered $64 in cost savings and efficiencies for every dollar invested in the Division.
- In 2009 Brown introduced and passed House Bill 2005 to crack down on fraud and abuse in the initiative and referendum system.
- It gave the Secretary of State more power to prosecute fraud and enforce the constitutional ban on paying per signature on initiatives
- As of March 2010, a year after its introduction, Oregon Public Broadcasting noted nearly 87,000 Oregonians had already registered online to vote.
- In October 2012 StateTech magazine highlighted Brown’s use of iPad and tablet technology to increase accessibility for voters with disabilities.
- In January 2015 Brown submitted a letter to the Federal Communications Commission.
- In response to the ongoing global COVID-19 pandemic, Brown has publicly urged Oregonians to stay home to avoid spreading the virus, but been criticized for not issuing a shelter-in-place order.
Facts about Kate Brown
- Brown was a top fundraiser for her caucus, helping the Democrats tie the Republicans in the Oregon Senate in 2003.
- That same year she also won the position of caucus leader.
- Brown helped round up votes to pass a bill that year reforming Oregon’s Public Employee Retirement System and then voted against the reform bill in order to preserve her ties to organized labor.
- Many of her colleagues went on to lose their seats due to backlash from labor unions.
- She has an immense fan following on his social media platforms as well.
- Her instagram bio read is, “Oregon’s 38th Governor. Always fighting for better jobs and schools. Fierce feminist. Working to strengthen and expand voter access.”
- She also captioned on her instagram in support of COVID-19, “My team and I have compiled a website for Oregonians with information and resources about coronavirus (link in bio) to help Oregonians navigate this unprecedented time. As new developments unfold, we’ll update the page with the most current information for you and your loved ones with information on health, closures, rules on gatherings, education, workers’ rights, resources for business owners, and more. Please check back whenever you have questions, and I will continue to do everything in my power to keep Oregonians healthy, safe, and financially secure.”