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Department Hosts Former Governor of Oregon

Governor Victor Atiyeh (R-OR) visited University of the Pacific recently.  Atiyeh, who served as governor from 1979 to 1987 and is currently honorary co-chair of the McCain campaign in Oregon, recalled his career in politics for a Pacific audience.

Former Governor Victor Atiyeh addresses Pacific audience

Former Governor Victor Atiyeh addresses Pacific audience

The former governor said that he regretted the influence of the far right on the Republican party, both in Oregon and nationally.  Atiyeh, who wrote the forward for the biography of the Democrat he ran against twice for governor (both losing and winning), called for a return to bipartisanship in politics and policymaking.

Political Science Department chair Brian Klunk introduced Atiyeh, who was visiting Stockton to support the “Beyond Incarceration” program.

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