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Governor Kitzhaber names Karmen Fore as Transportation Advisor

(Salem, OR) — Governor Kitzhaber today announced that Karmen Fore will 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.”
Ms. Fore currently serves as deputy chief of staff to Congressman Peter DeFazio and professional staff to the House Transportation & 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.
She will begin her new position on July 1, 2013.

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