LCDCC General Meeting - Special Guest, Jeanne Atkins, DPO Chair
Please join the Lincoln County Democrats for our general meeting on Wed. September 26th, at 6:00 pm for social and the meeting starts at 6:30. The meeting will be held at the Atonement Lutheran Church located at 2015 N Coast Hwy. in Newport.
Our Special Guest Speaker will be Jeanne Atkins, Chair Democratic Party of Oregon (DPO)
Jeanne's career began in Washington DC, where she worked as Staff Attorney for the Women’s Equity Action League on issues like Social Security, Title IX enforcement, and women in the military. On returning to Oregon she served as Public Affairs Director for Planned Parenthood and ran unsuccessfully for state representative in then-very-republican Washington County. But she found another way to serve - as Patient Services Director for Planned Parenthood and then as Manager of Women’s and Reproductive Health for the State of Oregon. In 2004 Jeff Merkley asked her to manage his Democratic Caucus Office at the State Legislature, and when he became Speaker in 2007 she was his Chief of Staff. Jeanne worked in 2009 for Speaker Hunt and then served for 5 years as Sen. Merkley’s State Director. In 2015 Kate Brown asked her to finish her term as Secretary of State. She lives in Cedar Hills in Washington County with husband John and cat Louie. Her son John and his husband Mark live in Dallas, TX, where John practices law.