Pint-size boy helps governor with bill signing
Sen. Shemia Fagan's 6-year-old son, Alton, is getting an early introduction to politics.
The little, blonde heartbreaker wore a tailored gray suit and posed with the governor Thursday when she signed the nation's first statewide rent control bill, of which Fagan was one of several sponsors.
But he was a little shy at first.
"Come closer, said Gov. Kate Brown. "I promise I won't bite, not today."
Later, she asked him if he got a new suit for this event to which he nodded.
Alton also spoke during a Senate hearing on the legislation, Senate Bill 608.
Another little girl also was at the signing in Brown's ceremonial office at the Oregon Capitol.
"I like your skirt," the governor said to her.
"It's not a skirt; it's a dress," she replied.