Portland Democrat sworn into Oregon Legislature

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Portland Democrat Maxine Dexter was sworn into office  to serve out the remaining months of Mitch Greenlick’s term representing Northwest Portland’s House District 33. Dexter, who won the Democratic primary for the seat, faces Republican forestry consultant Dick Courter in the November general election. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports she took the oath of office on Sunday. Dexter, one of two Oregon doctors who won Democratic legislative primaries this year, is a pulmonologist and critical care physician at Kaiser Permanente. Greenlick represented the district for 17 years. He died in May at age 85.