Bill Bradbury brings his campaign for Governor to the Marion County DemoForum. 2-24-10
Bill Bradbury was Oregon 's Secretary of State from 1999 through January 2009. He was first appointed by Governor John Kitzhaber in November, 1999, and then elected to two 4-year terms.
In recent years, Bradbury has worked with former Vice President Al Gore on the issue of climate change. He has made numerous appearances in the state showing an "Oregon version" of Gore's multi-media presentation on climate change -- which was the subject of the award winning documentary, An Inconvenient Truth.
Bradbury served 14 years in the Oregon Legislature. He was elected to the House from a district on the south coast for two 2-year terms beginning in 1981. He then served as a state senator for the south coast from 1985 to 1995. In the 1987, 1989, and 1991 sessions, Bradbury served as Senate Majority Leader, and, in 1993 session, he served as Senate President.
During his legislative career, Bradbury led efforts to form the Salmon and Trout Enhancement Program (STEP), establish Small Business Development Centers, and enact the Oregon Watershed Health Program.
Before his political career, Bradbury worked as a TV news reporter, director, and producer in San Francisco, Coos Bay, Eugene, Bandon, and Portland.
Bradbury currently lives in Salem and Bandon with his wife Katy Eymann. He has two daughters, Abby and Zoe, from a previous marriage.
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