Party affiliation: Democrat
Legal counsel Oregon House of Representatives, 1973-1974, representative from Lane County, 1974—1977. Founding senior partner Kulongoski, Durham, Drummonds & Colombo, Oregon, 1974-1987. Member Oregon State Senate, 1978—1983.
Director Oregon Department Insurance & Finance, 1987—1991. Deputy district attorney Multnomah County, Oregon, 1992. Attorney general State of Oregon, 1993-1997, governor, 2003—2011.
Justice Oregon Supreme Court, 1997—2001. Chairman Juvenile Justice Task Force, 1994, Governor's Commission Organized Crime.