Public Figure Profiles

John Kitzhaber

John Albert Kitzhaber is an American former politician who served as the 35th and 37th governor of Oregon. A member of the Democratic Party, he served the longest time in office, having won election in 1994 and 1998, then returning to win in 2010 and 2014.

Kitzhaber resigned from office on February 18, 2015, a month after he was sworn in for his fourth term. State and federal authorities were investigating criminal allegations against him and his fiancée, Cylvia Hayes. He is the only Oregon governor to resign because of scandal. Secretary of State Kate Brown succeeded him.

In 2017, the federal government dropped its investigation against Kitzhaber without filing charges. The Oregon ethics commission found 10 instances when Kitzhaber used his political office for personal gain. He agreed to pay a settlement fine of $20,000.

A physician in Roseburg, Kitzhaber was elected to the Oregon House of Representatives in 1978. After one term, he won an Oregon Senate seat in 1980, serving three terms, until 1993. He was Senate President from 1985 to 1993.

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Some of their strengths

John Kitzhaber has many admirable traits.

Based on spiritual traditions from around the world, they are someone who can be described as Generous, Bold, Energetic, Optimistic, Creative, Intuitive, and Kind.

Soulful and Understanding

According to Mysticism’s Astrology tradition, John Kitzhaber is someone who is a soulful, understanding, and conscious person, who combines smarts with a deep talent for creativity and imagination. A person who is known for being a good communicator.

Soulful and Intuitive

Based on Daoism’s Ba-Zi or ‘Chinese Zodiac’ tradition, people who know John Kitzhaber well know them as someone who can be graceful, romantic, and reserved, like gentle rain.

Optimistic and Frank

According to Hinduism’s Jyotisha or ‘Vedic Astrology’ tradition, many would also describe John Kitzhaber as someone who is optimistic, principled, adventurous, and direct.

A person who isn't shy about expressing their opinions, loves competition, loves learning things themself, who is known for being inventive and original, and who loves being surrounded by friends and loved ones.

Social and Intuitive

Based on the Mayan Tzolk’in or ‘Mayan Astrology’ tradition, John Kitzhaber is someone who values forming deep friendships and relationships, and who has strong intuition and reasoning skills .

They are also someone who is balanced, organized, and in-charge, and who loves traveling, working hard, and figuring out the patterns of things.

Creative and Imaginative

According to Judaism’s Kabbalah tradition, John Kitzhaber tends to be someone who is sensitive, imaginative, creative, and somewhat of a dreamer. Who is intuitive and compassionate, and who has a friendly, easygoing, calming and relaxing effect on people and for whom friends and family mean the world.

Some of John Kitzhaber's challenges

While John Kitzhaber has many strengths, nobody is perfect. They also have some challenging traits they need to manage.

For example, John Kitzhaber can be Stubborn, Indecisive, Unrealistic, Arrogant, Status-seeking, Suspicious, and Pushy.

Indecisive and Unrealistic

One of John Kitzhaber's key challenges is that they are someone who can come across as indecisive and unrealistic.

Pushy and Restless

John Kitzhaber is someone who can be arrogant and bossy, who can have difficulty concentrating and focusing, be unable to separate emotions from business decisions, and who can engage in excessive spending in support of an expensive lifestyle and habits.

Lethargic and Unrealistic

Finally, John Kitzhaber also can be too soft, lazy and lethargic, and who can have difficulty finding others who share a similarly dreamy outlook on life.

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