Don’t Miss Our Live Candidates Forum Addressing Most Pressing Local Issues

PORTLAND, OR – APRIL 18, 2022 – The Multnomah Democrats are hosting a Candidate Forum on Thursday, April 28th, at the Polaris Dance Theater (1826 NW 18th Ave) at 7pm. The Forum will feature 14 candidates running in some of the most hotly contested local races, including Multnomah County Chair, City of Portland Commissioner Position 2 and City of Portland Commissioner Position 3. The event will also be live-streamed. Those who want to attend in person can register at this link.

This forum is an expansion of our informational “Meet and Greet” series with candidates, which have been held on a monthly basis by the Multnomah Democrats since January.

“We’ve focused this forum on races that directly affect all of our lives here in Multnomah County, where the issues of housing, mental health, behavioral health, community safety, jobs and education are top-of-mind for so many of us. This is a great way for our community to hear from these candidates directly,” says Julio Castilleja, Chair of the Multnomah County Democrats.

Candidates for Multnomah County Chair include:
Sharia Mayfield
Sharon Meieran
Jessica Vega Pederson
Lori Stegmann

Candidates for City of Portland Commissioner Position 2 include:
Avraham Cox
Steven Cox
AJ McCreary
Dan Ryan
Michael Simpson

Candidates for City of Portland Commissioner Position 3 include:
Rene Gonzalez
Jo Ann Hardesty
Kim Kasch
Chad Leisey
Vadim Mozyrsky

The moderators for the event are:
Candace Avalos, Executive Director of Verde
Cameron Whitten, Founder and CEO, Brown Hope
Julio Castilleja, Chair of Multnomah County Democrats

The following Multnomah County Democrat officers are available for interviews:
Julio Castilleja, Chair
Marcia Schneider, Vice Chair 1
Nan Stark, Campaign Committee Chair
Britton Taylor, Communication Officer

About Multnomah County Democrats
The mission of the Multnomah County Democrats is to engage and share our resources
with the people of our County to empower them to raise their voices through their
votes and community actions.