SALEM, OR -- Governor Kate Brown began the release of some of former Governor John Kitzhaber’s emails on Tuesday.
Brown's Communications Director Kristin Grainger says the release was in response to a number of public records requests from media and the public, and, "Related to some of former Governor John Kitzhaber's interactions with state agency staff since 2011."
Grainger says 5,000 emails to and from Kitzhaber, totaling more than 18,000 pages, were released. "The prior Governor had a Gmail account that forwarded to a state server that served as his official, one of his accounts for official state business."
Kitzhaber resigned in February, during an investigation of the role his girlfriend, Cylvia Hayes, had in state government.