Areas of focus since taking office have included:
- Fighting for climate change by partnering with other states to create stronger state and federal climate laws, and to protect natural resources.
- Protecting older Oregonians from elder abuse by appointing Oregon’s first statewide elder abuse prosecutor.
- Making the online marketplace safer and more straightforward by creating a new law, The Oregon Unlawful Trade Practices, to hold companies accountable for their online privacy policies.
Professional background: Ellen Rosenblum is Oregon’s first female AG. Prior to her appointment in June 2012 by former Governor John Kitzhaber to replace former AG John Kroger, she was a judge on the Oregon Court of Appeals for six years and an Oregon Circuit Court and District Court judge. AG Rosenblum began her career in private practice at a firm in Eugene before serving as an Assistant US Attorney, where she specialized in prosecuting financial crimes.
Education: AG Rosenblum attended Scripps College before receiving her B.A. from the University of Oregon, where she also earned her J.D.
Personal: AG Rosenblum is married to Richard Meeker, the publisher and co-owner of the Willamette Week newspaper in Portland. The couple has two grown children