Kate Brown will become America's first openly bisexual governor when she takes over the reigns in Oregon.

Brown, the Oregon secretary of state, will be sworn in as governor on Wednesday after the state's current governor, John Kitzhaber, resigned on Friday amid a growing scandal.

Kitzhaber, 67, a former emergency room doctor who was elected to an unprecedented fourth term as governor in November, was pushed out by allegations that his fiancee, Cylvia Hayes, used her position to influence clean energy issues while serving as a consultant on the issue.

In stepping down, Kitzhaber denied any wrongdoing: “I am confident that I have not broken any laws nor taken any actions that were dishonest or dishonorable in their intent or outcome.”

The 54-year-old Brown, who is married to a man, discussed coming out in an OutHistory.org survey.

“I believe it was during my early 30's that I figured out who, or what, I am,” she wrote. “But it wasn't until it was written in the Oregonian newspaper that I was bisexual that I had to face the inevitable and let those around me know. Thus began my very public coming out as a bisexual.”