SALEM, Ore. (AP) — NAME — Kate Brown
AGE-UPBRINGING — 54, Minnesota.
EXPERIENCE — Oregon House, 1991-1997. Oregon Senate, 1997-2009. Elected Oregon's first female Senate majority leader 2004. Oregon Secretary of State, 2009-2015. Faculty at Portland State University. Family lawyer.
EDUCATION — University of Colorado at Boulder, environmental conservation and women's studies. Lewis & Clark Law School.
FAMILY — Lives in Portland, Oregon, with husband, Dan Little, and two stepchildren.
QUOTE — "I will put the strength of democracy before politics."