DAGA Celebrates Oregon AG Ellen Rosenblum for Distinguished Career of Public Service

September 19, 2023

Rosenblum was First Woman to Serve as Oregon Attorney General

Washington, DC — Today, Oregon AG Ellen Rosenblum announced that she will not be seeking re-election in 2024. Attorney General Rosenblum is a dedicated public servant, having served as an Oregon District judge, Circuit Court judge, Oregon Court of Appeals judge, and as an Assistant United States Attorney. When elected Attorney General in 2012, she became the first woman to serve as Oregon Attorney General. Rosenblum led the fight in protecting medication abortion, combating the opioid epidemic and hate crimes, taking on special interests, and holding the Trump administration accountable. She also served as DAGA Co-Chair, is a long-serving member of the DAGA Executive Committee, contributed to the launch of DAGA’s Women’s Initiative, and helped lead DAGA to elect the most diverse coalition of Democratic state Attorneys General in history.

Following the news, the Democratic Attorneys General Association (DAGA) released the following statement:

Statement from Sean Rankin, President of the Democratic Attorneys General Association:

“It is a bittersweet moment as I thank Attorney General Rosenblum for her service. AG Rosenblum has been my partner, mentor, and confidante for more than seven years here at DAGA, and as she announces her retirement, I recognize and acknowledge that she is irreplaceable. Through the reorganization of DAGA, through four years of being the last line of defense against the Trump administration, and through fights to protect the rights of all Americans, Ellen Rosenblum has stood resolutely with her colleagues and our staff in historic political, policy, and legal fights.

“All the while, AG Rosenblum raised up Oregon, its people, and the qualities that make it such a special place. A model public servant, she has chosen the public good over personal gain time and again. When engaging her, she always has a kind word for her fellow Attorneys General, their staff, and our partners — and even for those on the other side of the aisle.

“As she assumes the role of President of the National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) in her final year in office, I know that she will seek to find common ground while never veering away from doing what she believes is right. I wish her great success in her new role, and I hope that this next year lingers so that we all may have a few more meaningful moments with Ellen Rosenblum as Oregon Attorney General.”


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