When Governor Brown appointed a former staff member in Senator Jeff Merkley’s office, Jeanne Atkins accepted the post under one condition. That her motivation was more to help the governor in her transition into her new job as well. Atkins says she’s only willing to serve out Brown’s own unexpired term as Secretary of State. She won’t be running for election to hang onto the job in 2016.
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