Salem, OR—Governor Kate Brown today announced she expanded the role of staff attorney Emily Matasar to include policy work to improve statewide public records practices and policies, refine Oregon's government ethics laws, and enhance accountability and accessibility across all of the state government.
Matasar's expanded role as the new Government Accountability Attorney is effective immediately. She maintains her public records and extradition duties, which she has managed since March.
“I am committed to improving accountability in state government to better serve the people of Oregon,” Governor Brown said. “Emily will be integral to this effort and I look forward to welcoming her to this new role.”
Matasar received her law degree from Lewis & Clark Law School. She previously clerked for the United States District Court for the District of Oregon and practiced law in private practice.
Matasar assumes the ethics, accountability, and openness in government policy role previously held by Senior Policy Adviser Gina Zejdlik, who resigned on Aug. 31.