Bill Bradbury


Bill Bradbury

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birth_date = 1949
birth_place = Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
residence = Salem, Oregon, U.S.
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office = Oregon Secretary of State
term_start = November 8, 1999
term_end = Present
predecessor = Phil Keisling (D)
successor = Incumbent
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Bill Bradbury (born 1949) is the Secretary of State for the U.S. state of Oregon. Bradbury, a Democrat, previously served in the Oregon Legislative Assembly, and ran unsuccessfully against incumbent Senator Gordon Smith in 2002.

Life

Bradbury was born and raised in Chicago. He graduated from Antioch College in Yellow Springs, Ohio in 1960. He moved to Bandon, Oregon, in 1971, remarking that it was "the most beautiful place he could imagine living." He set up a small business in Bandon before making steps into politics. For fourteen years Bradbury served in the Oregon Legislature, representing districts in the southern part of the Oregon Coast, and achieving the leadership post of Senate President. During his time as President of the senate, Jeff Golden, noted Southern Oregon activist, served as his Chief of Staff. [cite news
title=Golden might challenge Sen. Smith
date=June 28, 2007
first=Damian
last=Mann
url=http://www.mailtribune.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070628/NEWS/706280333
] Bradbury also went on to direct a local non-profit organization.

Bradbury has long coped with the effects of multiple sclerosis, a chronic disease of the central nervous system. "For me, the challenge is always to make sure I pay attention to taking care of myself," he has said. "As long as I do that, I can be a full participant in public life. It is a continual challenge, one all of us face every day. But it is clearer to me because the consequences of not taking care of myself are not pretty."cite news | last = Wong | first = Peter | title = State official conquering multiple sclerosis | work = Statesman Journal | pages = C1 | publisher = Salem, Oregon: Gannett | date = 2001-01-03]

He currently lives in Salem, with his wife Katy. He has two adult daughters from a previous marriage.

Duties as Secretary of State

As Oregon Secretary of State, Bradbury is the state's second-highest-ranking constitutional officer.

His duties including auditing the public accounts, acting as chief elections officer, and managing the state's official legislative and executive records.

Bradbury chairs the Oregon State Land Board (which also includes Oregon's Governor and Treasurer), and was appointed by the Governor to chair the Oregon Sustainability Board.

Electoral history

Bradbury was appointed Secretary of State in November, 1999, and won election to that position the following year.

*He was re-elected in 2004.
**Bill Bradbury (D) (inc.), 1,000,052
**Betsy Close (R), 690,228

During his first term, Bradbury also challenged Senator Gordon Smith:
*2002 Race for U.S. Senate
**Gordon Smith (R) (inc.), 56%
**Bill Bradbury (D), 40%

ee also

* Oregon
* Secretary of State (U.S. state government)

References

External links

* [http://www.sos.state.or.us/executive/who/bill.htm Bill Bradbury's page at the Secretary of State website]

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