(The Center Square) – Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum will not seek a fourth term next year.
The Democrat, who has served in the position since June 2012, will not run in the 2024 election. However, she thinks there will be “good candidates” ready to do the job, according to a statement she issued.
“I deeply appreciate the faith Oregonians have placed in me these past eleven years,” Rosenblum said. “At the same time, a job like this belongs to the people of Oregon — not to any one individual. While there are no term limits in Oregon for AG, I have decided to impose my own and concluded three-plus terms is enough!”
Rosenblum said she is “not going anywhere” and will continue doing her job for the next 15 months. Yet, she did not address what she plans to do when she leaves office in January 2025.
Rosenblum was appointed in June 2012 to replace Attorney General John Kroger after winning the Democratic primary for the position. She went on to win the general election and re-election in 2016 and 2020. She is the first woman to serve in the post in state history.
“Each term has brought new and important issues and challenges,” Rosenblum said. “In the course of our work, I like to think I — and the nearly 1,400 wonderful employees of the state Department of Justice — have made life better for all Oregonians. During my time in office, we’ve accomplished a lot together. On top of that, the day-to-day work of running the state’s largest law firm has been incredibly rewarding.”
Rosenblum added in her statement that she thinks the state will benefit from new leadership and that she made her announcement more than a year away from the 2024 general election to provide other candidates with ample time to come forward.
Thus far, no candidates have filed to run for Oregon Attorney General.