Oregon’s attorney general, Ellen Rosenblum, announced she will run for re-election next year at a Columbia Forum event in Astoria tonight.
Rosenblum announced her intentions after she gave a talk titled, “A mid-term assessment from Oregon’s chief law enforcement officer,” at the CMH Community Center in Astoria.
“I love this job. I’m honored to have gotten to serve. For me, it’s really brought together my entire career and makes me feel like I can serve you well based, in part, on who I am and what I care about,” Rosenblum said. “With your indulgence, I do plan to run for a second term.”
Rosenblum, a former federal prosecutor and state trial and appellate judge, was elected to a four-year term as Oregon’s 17th attorney general in November 2012. She will be up for election in 2016.
She is the first woman to serve as Oregon attorney general.
As attorney general, Rosenblum has advocated for families, children, seniors and those whose first language is not English. She has considered Internet and other crimes against children her highest priority.
An article on her talk will appear in Thursday’s The Daily Astorian.