Castillo takes oath, makes history.
Byline: DAVID David, in the Bible
David, d. c.970 B.C., king of ancient Israel (c.1010–970 B.C.), successor of Saul. The Book of First Samuel introduces him as the youngest of eight sons who is anointed king by Samuel to replace Saul, who had been deemed a failure. STEVES The Register-Guard
SALEM - Susan Castillo Susan Castillo (born August 14 1951) heads the Oregon Department of Education as the Superintendent of Public Instruction. Although she currently holds an elective statewide non-partisan office, she is a Democrat, and served from 1997 to 2003 in the Oregon State of Eugene stepped down Monday from the state Senate and assumed her new role as Oregon's superintendent of public instruction.
Castillo took her oath oath, vocal affirmation of the truth of one's statements, generally made by appealing to a deity. From the earliest days of human history, calling upon the gods of a community to witness the truth of a statement or the solemnity of a promise has been commonly in the Senate chambers as she began the first day of a four-year term.
Surrounded by her husband, parents, siblings siblings npl (formal) → frères et sœurs mpl (de mêmes parents) and their spouses, Castillo said she would fight for adequate funding for schools in the face of falling state revenues.
"This is a time when we all need to step up and meet the needs of the kids of Oregon," said Castillo, who served six years in the Senate.
Castillo, 51, defeated outgoing Superintendent Stan Bunn and candidate Rob Kremer to become the first Hispanic to hold statewide office in Oregon. She will oversee 500 employees in the Department of Education and the state schools for blind and deaf students.
Across the Capitol in the House chamber, Dan Gardner of Portland gave up his seat there as he became state labor commissioner.
Gardner succeeds Jack Roberts Jack Roberts (September 27, 1910 - October 1981) was an American football running back in the NFL for the Boston Redskins, Staten Island Stapletons, Philadelphia Eagles, and the Pittsburgh Pirates. He played college football at the University of Georgia. , who opted against running for a third term so he could instead campaign for governor.
Roberts lost in a three-way GOP primary race and will continue to live in Eugene, where he will be the head of Lane Metro Partnership, the area's economic development agency.
Gardner said he wanted to use his position running the Bureau of Labor and Industries to do more than conduct worker and employer education programs and enforce workplace civil rights protections.
"There must also be a focus on economic development, that will benefit both labor and business," he said.
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