Susheela Jayapal

Susheela Jayapal

Susheela Jayapal

Multnomah County

Commissioner District 2

Why I'm running.

I ran for this seat because of my concern about income inequality, houselessness, and displacement — particularly as they impact Black, Indigenous, and other people of color, and immigrants and refugees. The pandemic has only exacerbated these issues. I want to continue the work I’ve begun.

My top 3 priorities.

Houselessness; economic justice and resilience; community safety.

Why voters should choose me.

I have established a track record of effective advocacy of progressive policy and values, clear and transparent governance, accessibility to my constituents, and collaboration with my colleagues in local, state, and federal government. I have delivered additional funding for houselessness outreach services and hygiene; lead on expansion of the County’s clean air programming; strengthened programs for youth training and employment; and been a fierce advocate for survivors of domestic violence and sex trafficking. My record is reflected in the wide range of endorsements I’ve received, from key labor and advocacy organizations as well as local, state, and federal elected officials.