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" Anytime you do something in this arena, whether it's public records or ethics, it's not like throwing a stone in a quiet pond. It's like throwing a boulder. "
" The challenge is sort of capturing the issues that Oregonians feel strongly about and moving forward on those. "
" My highest priority is the safety of all Oregonians and their communities. "
" It's really important that folks be able to speak out. "
" John Kitzhaber was a visionary leader for Oregon. "
" I know what it feels like to be paid less - substantially less - than the male lawyer in the office next to me. "
" I think the bottom line for Oregonians is that cleaner fuels mean cleaner air, and we need that, and we want that. "
" We need more partnerships like Vigor Industrial and Portland Community College where men and women in search of a career can get the training they need to get hired right out of school. "
" As educators and policy makers, it is important to demonstrate for parents the connection between high levels of student participation in assessment and system accountability - ensuring the success of every student. "
" I certainly think it's really important that folks in the metropolitan area be able to meet the increased cost of living. "
" Any threat to the health and safety of a child in any school or classroom is unacceptable. "
" I know what it feels like to represent clients who can't get restraining orders on abusive partners. "
" Oregonians continually demonstrate a strong belief in fairness and equal treatment under the law. "
" Every child has a right to learn in an environment that is safe. "
" I realized I could make a difference. I could be their voice; I could fight for them... There's no better place to fight for working families than the governor's chair. "
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" I pledge to you today that for as long as I am your governor, I will not seek or accept any outside compensation from any source. "
" The record shows that I've kept a very steady hand on the helm throughout some enormous challenges. "
" No individual, regardless of where they live or whom they love, should suffer discrimination. "
" We deploy a full arsenal of tools against voter fraud, including long prison terms, heavy fines and deportation. We have checks and balances at all levels of the system. And we have the Department of Justice prosecutors backing us up. "
" We need to quit arguing about whether the glass is half full or half empty - and instead acknowledge that there's not quite enough water to go around. "
" I grew up in a middle-class family. I went to law school. "
" I know what it feels like to be a victim of domestic violence. "
" As chief elections officer, it's my job to protect the integrity of the ballot. "
" I seek solutions, not battles. "
" Tackling affordable housing via land use planning won't necessarily solve the problem. "