(born January 2, 1941) is an American
politician from Oregon
. He was a member of the Oregon Legislative Assembly
in the House of Representatives
from 1974 through 1984, and in the Oregon State Senate
from 1986 to 1993. He held the position of Speaker of the House during the 1983 legislative session.
Kerans was born in 1941 in Washington, D.C. He attended the University of Oregon
. There he was editor of the Oregon Daily Emerald
, the school's student newspaper from 1970 to 1971.
In 1974, he won election to the Oregon House of Representatives
, and continued to serve through the 1983 legislature. Kerans gave up the seat in the House in 1984 to run for Oregon State Treasurer
. He was the Democratic nominee, but lost to Republican Bill Rutherford
. He then worked one year as a lobbyist for the City of Eugene.
During the fall of 1987 he joined the Oregon for Dukakis State Steering Committee and was one of 25 members of the steering committee introduced by Kitty Dukakis
at an airport press conference."Katz, others join Dukakis camp" The Oregonian
. November 7, 1987 At the Oregon Democratic... Read More