Democrats Pick Rosenblum For Attorney General

May 16, 2012

Oregon is poised to have its first woman Attorney General. In Tuesday's Democratic primary election, former Oregon state judge Ellen Rosenblum cruised to victory over former federal prosecutor Dwight Holton.

It's not clear yet whether Rosenblum will face any opposition in November. No Republican filed for the office. But the GOP launched a last minute write-in campaign. Results of that effort won't be known for a few weeks. For now, Rosenblum is basking in her primary victory, which puts her one step closer to becoming Oregon's first female attorney general. She spoke to supporters at an election night party in Portland.

Ellen Rosenblum: "I cannot thank you enough for giving me a chance to put everything I've learned in my professional career in the past 36 years to work for the people of the state of Oregon."

Rosenblum might not have to wait until November to find out whether she gets the job. Current Oregon Attorney General John Kroger is stepping down this summer to become president of Reed College in Portland. That means Democratic Governor John Kitzhaber could appoint Rosenblum to fill the remainder of Kroger's term.

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