Ted Wheeler, 50, became Oregon state treasurer in 2010, when the state budget was still reeling from the economic downturn. Despite his busy political career, Wheeler remains a committed family man.
Oregon's clout in Congress is growing faster than almost all other states.
Republicans in Congress are pushing legislation that would give employees who work over 40 hours a week the option of paid time off instead of overtime pay.
The Jackson County Board of Commissioners voted against a proposed Coquille Indian Tribe casino in Medford.
The Oregon Senate passed a bill that gives the state the power to regulate what seeds can and can't be sown, instead of counties.