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Meet the new Governor’s transportation policy advisor
Governor Kitzhaber has selected Karmen Fore to serve as his Transportation Policy Advisor.
“We're fortunate to be adding Karmen to the team,” said Governor Kitzhaber. “Her deep knowledge and expertise around local, state and federal transportation issues will be critical as we work to build a sustainable transportation system that moves people and cargo more efficiently and gets Oregonians back to work.”
Fore entered the Governor’s office with significant transportation experience. Before joining the Governor’s staff Ms. Fore served as deputy chief of staff to Congressman Peter DeFazio and professional staff to the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee in the U.S. Congress. She previously served as the Congressman’s district director. Fore has worked for the Oregon Department of Administrative Services as a communications and legislative coordinator and at the Oregon Commission on Children and Families as a communications and policy analyst.       
Ms. Fore attended the University of Oregon, where she earned Master of Arts in Public Affairs and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, with a minor in Planning, Public Policy, and Management.