Deputy Secretary of State
Barry Pack provides policy advice to Oregon's second highest-ranking Constitutional officer, Secretary of State Kate Brown. Barry manages the day-to-day operation of the seven divisions of the Secretary of State's office including Archives, Audits, Corporation, Elections, and the internal support divisions, Business Services, Information Services, and Human Resources.
Barry has held a variety of positions in state and local government as well as in non-profit organizations. From 1998-2003 he served as Chief of Staff for the Senate Democrats in the Oregon Legislature. He started his own public affairs consulting firm with long-time friend and civic leader Cheryl Perrin in 2003. Campaigns & Elections Magazine recognized Barry as a "Rising Star in Politics" in 2002.
Barry was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, and moved to Oregon in 1973, growing up in Boring, Oregon. He earned his bachelor's degree at Lewis and Clark College. He recently was awarded a certificate of completion for the Senior Executives in State and Local Government Program, June 2010, from the Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government. He lives in Portland with his partner Jamie.