There are a bunch of late filings for the commissioner's job in Multnomah County on what's already been a crazy day of new candidates.
Among the last-minute candidates: Loretta Smith —
who's worked as a staffer for U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.); political consultant Tom Markgraf
, a staffer for U.S. Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.); film producer Enrique Arias
; Maria Rubio
, an ex-staffer for former Mayor Tom Potter; and Irma Linda Castillo
, a county program manager.
They join Roberta Phillip
, a newly hired staffer in Wheeler's office; former county Commissioner Gary Hansen
, Rev. Chuck Currie
, Portland noise ordinance officer Paul van Orden
and Cogen staffer Karol Collymore.