Tina Kotek speaks at a post-election event on Nov. 10 in Portland.

Incoming Gov. Tina Kotek has named Andrea Cooper, a veteran of state government and politics, as her chief of staff.

Cooper will be the first Black woman to hold that key position; four other women have held it during the past four decades. Cooper is the current deputy chief of staff to outgoing Gov. Kate Brown, a position she has held for two years.

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An OHSU cut-out running budget? yikes.


So she has the unions mouthpiece running her office. Taxpayers lose.


Well, SEIU members are taxpayers as well as the people who make the state go. So, I'd call it a win.

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