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Elisa Dozono Resigns as Chair of Oregon Lottery Following Lawsuit

Friday, June 26, 2015


Photo via Oregon Lottery Facebook page (image cropped)

Governor Kate Brown announced today that Elisa Dozono will be stepping down as the chair of the Oregon Lottery Commission as of Friday, July 10th. This decision comes after the filing of a lawsuit against the Oregon Lottery. The law firm representing a retailer in the June 19th lawsuit, Miller Nash, is a partner of Dozono’s.

“Elisa Dozono has provided excellent leadership to the Oregon Lottery Commission,” said Governor Brown. “Her integrity is unassailable; she has gone out of her way to ensure that she abided by all the applicable ethical rules with respect to her law practice and her position as Chair. However, the recent litigation required a re-examination of the situation, out of an abundance of caution, this was the best course of action. In the near future, I hope to be able to appoint Elisa to another post so that Oregon may continue to benefit from her talents and dedication.”

Governor Brown now has a big decision to make. She’ll have 30 days from Dozono’s departure to appoint a new successor to the 5-member Commision.


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10. Cincinnati

Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN: The Midwest fairs well on the list of how well workers can stretch their paychecks, thanks to a lower cost of living. Cincinnati jumped from $54,683 to $59,828. (Photo credit: Wing)

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9. Seattle

Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, Wash.:  Even before being adjusted for cost of living Seattle ranked in the top 10 for best wages. The rank went down slightly though, from $67,225 to $60,237 when adjusted for housing costs. 

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8. Atlanta

Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA:  When it comes to the highest effect pay in cities across the country, Atlanta ranks in the top ten. Salaries jump from $58,836 to $60,844 when adjusted for cost of living.

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7. Charlotte

Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, NC-SC:  The rank for the home of the Bobcats raised significantly from 20th to seventh when adjusted for cost of living. The salary went up from $57,506 to $61,636.

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6. Memphis

Memphis, Tenn.:  This southern city came in sixth with an average annual salary going up from $53,069 to $61,780.   (

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5. Austin

Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, Texas:  Workers in Austin will be pleased to find their paychecks stretching farther than most with a jump from 58,103 to $62,679. (Photo credit) (Photo credit: LoneStarMike)

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4. Dallas

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas: Cities in Texas faired well when it comes to how far your money goes. When adjusted for cost of living, the average annual salary jumped from $60,478 to $62,867. 

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3. Detroit

Detroit-Warren-Livonia, Mich.: Detroit might be a surprising one to top the list but the annual salary jumped up from $60,503 to $64,571 when housing prices were considered.  Kotkin says the high wages paid by the uptick in the auto industry and the low cost of living bumped this otherwise struggling city to the top. “This longtime sad sack region has reason to feel hopeful,” he says.

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2. San Jose

San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, Calif.: Silicon Valley kept it in the top 10 despite having the least affordable housing on the list. When the pricy housing costs were added in, the average salary plummeted from $107,515 to $71,534. (Photo credit: EugeneZelenko, CC)

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1. Houston

Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, Texas:  Houston ranked number one after its annual average salary actually went up when adjusting for cost of living, from $67,279 to $75,256.

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