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Press Release: August 8, 2011

Governor Kitzhaber statement on the passing of Senator Mark Hatfield

(PORTLAND, Ore.) — Governor Kitzhaber released the following statement on the passing of former Oregon Senator Mark Hatfield:
"No one has had a more profound impact on Oregon in the last half century than Mark Hatfield.  We've lost a true statesman whose legacy lives on in his countless contributions to Oregon's quality of life.  Senator Hatfield's moral compass, independence and willingness to reach across the aisle are an inspiration to me and countless Oregonians."

Media Contacts:
Christine Miles, 503-559-8795
Amy Wojcicki, 503-689-5324

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