FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 11, 2002
Governor John Kitzhaber today named Brenda Rocklin, an attorney with the Oregon Department of Justice, as interim director of the Oregon Lottery, effective immediately.
“As interim director, I am asking Brenda to bring the agency in line with the issues raised by the recent Secretary of State audit of the Lottery,” the governor said. “I am also asking her to work with the Lottery Commission in assessing the Lottery’s current administration, its policies and the need for public accountability at a time when all state agencies need to control costs.”
Rocklin, who begins work at the Lottery tomorrow (December 12, 2002), will serve as interim director until a permanent director is nominated by the incoming governor and confirmed by the Oregon Senate. Rocklin replaces Chris Lyons, who retired on November 30, 2002.
Rocklin is currently the attorney-in-charge of the District Attorney Assistance Section of the Department of Justice, a position she has held since July 1999. She joined the Department of Justice in 1985. She has work experience in the Appellate Division, the Criminal Justice Division, the Civil Enforcement Division and Administration.
Rocklin, 47, is a graduate of Idaho State University and Willamette University
College of Law. She lives in Portland.