In a convention held at Smith Memorial Student Union Ballroom on January 12, the Democratic precinct committee persons (PCPs) of Oregon House District 36 selected five nominees to send to the Multnomah County Commission as potential replacements for Jennifer Williamson, who resigned as of December 30. By statute, the convention must be held within 20 days of the resignation. Of the 140 Democratic PCPs in HD36, 116 participated in the convention. They decided to forward five names and not to rank them. The nominees, listed in alphabetical order, are
- Chris Beck
- Rob Fullmer
- Lisa Reynolds
- Akasha Lawrence-Spence
- Laurie Wimmer
Of those nominees, Lisa Reynolds, Laurie Wimmer, and Rob Fullmer have filed to run in the Democratic primary for this seat. That election will be held in May.
The Multnomah County Commission will meet on January 16 to select on of these nominees to serve out the rest of the term, including the short session of the legislature that convenes in February.