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Governor Tina Kotek announces departure of Chief of Staff Andrea Cooper

Salem, Oregon – Governor Tina Kotek today announced a significant change within her administration. Andrea Cooper, the Chief of Staff, is set to depart from her role on March 29th. In light of this departure, Chris Warner, who currently holds the position of Deputy Chief of Staff for Public Administration, will step in as the acting Chief of Staff throughout the transition period.

Leadership Transition in the Governor’s Office

This shift comes after Cooper’s impactful tenure starting in November 2022, during which she brought her extensive experience to the forefront, significantly contributing to the Kotek administration’s early successes. Prior to her role with Governor Kotek, Cooper was deeply involved in the Oregon government, serving as Deputy Chief of Staff for Governor Kate Brown for two years.

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Governor Kotek expressed her gratitude for Cooper’s contributions, stating, “I thank Andrea for bringing her experience to help lead my office during a whirlwind transition in the first year of my administration. We have all accomplished significant things for Oregonians, and she was instrumental in establishing a strong team of professionals. I wish her well in her future endeavors.”

Reflecting on her service, Cooper shared her appreciation for the opportunity to work under two governors and her pride in the administration’s achievements. She highlighted the dedication of Oregon’s public employees and her colleagues in the Governor’s Office, praising their commitment and innovative efforts to address various challenges.

Marcella Quintana


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