Another candidate has jumped into the political scrum
after state Sen. Margaret Carter (D-North/Northeast Portland) announced she was taking a job at the state Department of Human Services.
, a staffer at the Oregon Solar Energy Industries Association, has announced
he wants to take the House seat of state Rep. Chip Shields (D-North/Northeast Portland) if Shields is appointed to replace Carter (pictured above).
Prickett faces at least one potential obstacle: Multnomah County Commissioner Diane McKeel
. Last year, Prickett was campaign director for then-Gresham Police Chief Carla Piluso in her unsuccessful run against McKeel. That race was one of the most expensive — and also one of the most personal — in East County's recent history.
If Shields takes Carter's senate seat, the county commissioners would vote on who should replace Shields, based on recommendations from the local Democratic Party.