Oregon Secretary of State Kate Brown speaks to the media outside of her office at the Oregon Capitol in Salem, Ore., last Friday. Brown will take over as governor after John Kitzhaber announced his resignation on Friday amid a growing ethics scandal involving his fiancee, a green-energy consultant accused of using her relationship with the governor to land contracts for her business.
A governor will take the oath of office for the second time in as many months in Oregon on Wednesday. Secretary of State Kate Brown will become the second woman to serve as the state's chief executive. She replaces fellow Democrat John Kitzhaber who is resigning amid a criminal ethics investigation.