(Portland, OR) -- The candidates running for the job as Oregon's next governor have made history. For the first time in state history, the final slate of candidates seeking the state's top job are all women. They each hope to succeed Democrat Kate Brown, who is stepping down from the office after two terms because of term limits. Analysts say the race will likely be very competitive and could be the most expensive campaign ever waged in Oregon history. Before this year, there have been only two other women who have been elected Oregon's governor -- Barbara Roberts, who served from 1991 to 1995, and Kate Brown, who has served since her election in 2015.