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- Primary Ballot Review: How Metro fits into Portland politicsIf you live in Clackamas, Multnomah, and Washington Counties, you have something on your ballot that no one else in the U.S. has — a directly elected regional government in the form of Metro. Metro is also the only directly elected metropolitan planning organization in the U.S. While knowing our local government is unique can make… Continue reading Primary Ballot Review: How Metro fits into Portland politics
- Voter turnout just below 10% statewideBased on ballot returns through Tuesday, May 10, 9.8% of ballots statewide have been returned so far for the May primary. That’s a little lower than in past midterm primaries. In 2018, Multnomah County had already returned 10.44% of ballots with six days left until the end of the election.
- Primary Ballot Review: Hello, I want to be the next Multnomah County ChairA look at the candidates in their words On May 17, the Multnomah County Commission Chair’s seat will be up for grabs as Deborah Kafoury is completing her second term, which will put her at the term limit. Kafoury took office in 2015. While there, Kafoury has implemented several new services with the most notable… Continue reading Primary Ballot Review: Hello, I want to be the next Multnomah County Chair
- Primary Ballot Review: Why do auditors matter?There are a ton of candidates for various auditor positions on the primary ballot: Metro Brian Evans — Brian Evans has served as Metro Auditor since his election in 2014. He joined the Metro Auditor’s office as an employee in 2008. Evans is running unopposed and does not appear to have a campaign website. Multnomah County Jennifer McGuirk — Jennifer… Continue reading Primary Ballot Review: Why do auditors matter?