SALEM, OR -- Kate Brown will be sworn in as Oregon's 38th Governor Wednesday morning. After taking the oath of office, Governor Brown will address the legislature and the people of Oregon. Her remarks are expected to focus on uniting Oregonians and getting back to the work of the state. She plans to lay out a series of immediate reforms needed to restore the public's trust in government, along with plans to implement a bi-partisan approach to help Oregon's working families.
State Representative Knute Buehler of Bend knows incoming Governor Kate Brown fairly well- he ran against her for Secretary of State in 2012. He knows the state is recovering from a tumultuous time and hopes Brown can get the state back on track. "Well, certainly we wish the new Governor well. She has a lot of hurdles to overcome and faces some real challenges, but it's important to move on from the distractions from the last several months and start solving the state's problems and working in a bipartisan way," Rep. Buehler told KBND News from Salem. "And, hopefully she will lead this building in that direction."
Some are speculating Buehler could take on Brown again in 2016, if he decides to run for Governor. Buehler refused to discuss the matter, saying he is focusing on working for the people of Bend.