Special district elections


MAGA Republicans are challenging Democrats in nearly every seat in these elections.

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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.)

> Ana del Rocío

> Julia Brim-Edwards

> Albert Kaufman

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

Andrew Scott, Zone 1

> Michelle DePass, Zone 2

Patte Sullivan, Zone 3

Eddie Wang, Zone 7

Reynolds School District

Joyce Rosenau, Position 2

> Patty Carrera, Position 5

> Ana Muñoz, Position 6

> Francisco Ibarra, Position 7


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.

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Ballot Deadline

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.

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