Words of thanks from Gov. Kate Brown
Thanks to the help of Oregonians in every corner of our great state, I am very honored to say that I will serve four more years as governor!
This election showed that when Oregonians are given an opportunity to invest in our classrooms, to build affordable housing, and to protect health care, it’s not a toss-up… it’s not even a close call… it’s a slam dunk!
But make no mistake, this fight isn’t over. We’ve never had someone so divisive in the White House, or someone with less respect for the truth, or for the people affected by his decisions. And as we’ve learned this election, Oregon isn’t immune from those threats. But thanks to all of you, and the voters of this great state, we’re going to keep Oregon a shining beacon of hope.
Together, we can ensure that every one of us has a warm, safe, dry place to call home. We can ensure that we all have access to affordable health care. We will continue to grow the economy in every corner of the state. We’re going to fight to ensure that every student has the tools they need to succeed. And we’re going to fight to protect our air, water, and pristine coastline, no matter what the federal government does.
I want to say thank you to every single volunteer who helped us knock on 400,000 doors in ten days, or who texted or called their neighbors to remind them to vote in this election and defend our Oregon values. Every moment of your time made a difference.
I have never seen the level of collaboration and the diversity of voices that came together to fight for Oregon. We did it because we love this state -- and no matter who you voted for or where you live, we can all agree on one thing: Oregon is a very special place. And in the days ahead, we will work together to build a better Oregon for everyone.
Thank you from the bottom of my heart.