Special district elections
ELECTION DAY IS MAY 16. BALLOTS DROP MAY 2.
PLEASE VOTE EARLY.
MAGA Republicans are challenging Democrats in nearly every seat in these elections.
It’s important to vote for candidates who represent Democratic values. Here's the cheat sheet you need to help elect Democrats into office. Candidates who have responded to MultDems questions are spotlighted and linked below.
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Multnomah County Commissioner
This is a special election to allow voters in District 3 fill the commission seat left open by the election of Jessica Vega Pederson to the position of Multnomah County Chair. (Find out which district you are in.)
Multnomah Educational Service District
Protect essential student services in Multnomah County! Vote for MESD Democratic candidates May 16.
Denyse Peterson, Position 5, Zone 1
> Renee W. Anderson, Position 3, Zone 2
> Katrina Doughty, Position 7, Zone 3
Dr. Samuel Henry, Position 1, Zone 5
> Danny Cage, Position 6, At Large
Mt. Hood Community College District
Andrew Speer, Zone 3
> Barry Fox-Quamme, Zone 5
> Dana Stroud, Zone 5
> Diane Noriega, Position 6
ShaToyia Bentley, Position 7
Portland Community College District
Portland Community College elects representatives from multiple counties. This listing includes only those whose districts fall in Multnomah County.
> Tiffani Penson, Director, Zone 2
Kien Truong, Director, Zone 3
Kristi Wilson, Director, Zone 7
Centennial School District #28
Jess Hardin, Position 2, Zone 2
Melissa Standley, Position 4, Zone 4
Rose Solowski, Position 5, At Large
Heath Curry, Position 6, At Large
Corbett School District #39
Andrew Hatlen, Position 1
Ben Byers, Position 6
Paul Granberg, Position 6
Leah Fredericks, Position 7
Tami Thustos-Arnold, Position 7
David Douglas School District #40
Gabriela Saldaña-López, Position 4
> Aaron D Barrow, Position 5
> Heather Franklin, Position 6
> Kate Sherman, Position 7
> Deian Salazar, Position 7
Gresham Barlow School District #10J
> Dr. Cherice P. Roth, Position 1
Kris Howatt, Position 2
> Julie Frediani, Position 4
> Stephanie Craft, Position 7
Parkrose School District
Brenda Rivas, Position 2
Eva-Jeanette Rawlings, Position 3
Portland School District
Reynolds School District
Joyce Rosenau, Position 2
> Patty Carrera, Position 5
> Ana Muñoz, Position 6
> Francisco Ibarra, Position 7
Ballots must be in a dropbox or postmarked by May 16, 2023 at 8pm. If you need to find your ballot drop and other information, check the Multnomah County Elections website.
All Democratic candidates running for office have been invited to answer a MultDems questionnaire.
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LET’S KEEP MORE PEOPLE IN HOUSING: Vote ‘YES’ on Measure 26-238
Multnomah County Democrats support Measure 26-238, “Eviction Representation for All” . This measure will raise funds for enhanced tenant service, which can aid neighborhood livability and reduce the future number of newly homeless.Learn More