SALEM Kate Brown has been re-elected as Oregon Secretary of State.

With your vote, you said that experience matters. And that you want a Secretary of State you can trust to work with you to keep this state moving forward, Brown said.

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Brown, a first-term Democrat, was first elected in 2008 to serve as Oregon s Secretary of State. Since assuming that role, she has made it her mission to make Oregon s government more accountable and transparent to taxpayers.

Her main challenger, Knute Buehler had fashioned himself as a pragmatic moderate.

Buehler conceded Wednesday morning.

He congratulated Brown and hoped for her to work towards election and state retirement (PERS)reform.

We do not have a healthy democracy in Oregon. I will continue to push for election reform like I have the past two decades.

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