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Spotlight: Oregon AG Ellen Rosenblum

Areas of focus since taking office have included:

  1. Fighting for climate change by partnering with other states to create stronger state and federal climate laws, and to protect natural resources.
  2. Protecting older Oregonians from elder abuse by appointing Oregon’s first statewide elder abuse prosecutor.
  3. 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