AFSCME’s Ridderbusch named to governor-elect’s transition team

Randy Ridderbusch, a staff rep for Oregon AFSCME Council 75, has been named to one of Governor-elect John Kitzhaber’s transition teams. Ridderbusch will work with the team regarding the Department of Human Services, the Department of Corrections (DOC) and the Oregon Youth Authority.

Before coming to Council 75 in 2002, Ridderbusch spent nine years as an employee of the DOC. In his Oregon AFSCME tenure he has represented DOC employees, as well as doctors and nurses at Oregon State Hospital.

“I am excited about the opportunity to work with these agencies and help with the transition to the Kitzhaber Administration,” said Ridderbusch, a registered Republican. “Given these tough economic times, my own general personal political persuasion is irrelevant. These are not Democrat or Republican issues we’re facing; they’re citizen of Oregon issues. I’m just looking forward to doing what I can to help.”

Kitzhaber will be sworn into office Jan. 10.

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