Secretary of State Bev Clarno issued the following statement following the news of the passing of Senator Jackie Winters:
“Oregon has lost a true giant today, and our hearts are heavy. I had the pleasure of knowing and working with Jackie for over 20 years, and she was always a steadfast champion for children, for families, and for justice. She was always so proud of her work with Governor Vic Atiyeh as his Ombudsman, and carried the lessons she learned there throughout her career. She was the epitome of working with all and a master of bipartisanship! She will be missed by all who serve here in the Capitol, her community, and her family. She was a true and dedicated public servant, and Oregon is better because she dedicated her life to public service."