It’s nine months until the next election. But races for four Portland-area seats are already getting crowded.
City Council, Position 2
Nick Fish is seeking re-election. Environmental advocate Julia DeGraw is challenging him. Tenant organizer Margot Black is still deciding whether to enter the race.


City Council, Position 3

Dan Saltzman is seeking re-election. Jo Ann Hardesty is challenging him (see above). Multnomah County Commissioner Loretta Smith is also rumored to be a candidate.


Multnomah County Chair

Deborah Kafoury is seeking re-election. Hardesty says Loretta Smith told her Aug. 4 she plans to run against Kafoury. Smith declined comment.

Oregon Senate, District 24
Sen. Rod Monroe (D-East Portland) is seeking re-election. Former Oregon state Rep. Shemia Fagan and Unite Oregon executive director Kayse Jama are challenging him. Andrea Valderrama, a senior policy adviser to Mayor Ted Wheeler, says she’ll also run if Monroe drops out.