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Answering the Call: Oregon Secretary of State Jeanne Atkins talks candidly about her time in office

Wednesday, November 30, 2016 at 5:30pm to 7:00pm

William W. Knight Law Center, Room 184
1515 Agate Street, Eugene, OR 97403

Outgoing Secretary of State and UO Law alumna Jeanne P. Atkins will retire—for the second time—at the end of 2016 after a 35-year career in public service and women’s rights advocacy. 

In March of 2015 she was appointed to fill the remainder of the term of then-Secretary of State Kate Brown when Brown became Governor. 

Hear her story and what she has learned as Secretary of State in the past two years, as she oversaw more than 50 audits of state government; a project to restore the original Oregon Constitution; arguably the most contentious presidential election in U.S. history; and efforts to reform campaign finance laws in Oregon, in addition to serving on the State Land Board during difficult deliberations around the Elliott State Forest.

Event Type

Academic, Lectures & Presentations, Free


School of Law, Wayne Morse Center for Law and Politics

Target Audience

All Students, Faculty/Staff, General Public, Graduate Students, Alumni



Free and open to the public


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