Multnomah County Commissioner Loretta Smith released the following statement today announcing her intention to run for Portland City Council Position #3.
“I want to thank Commissioner Dan Saltzman for his 25 years of dedication to the place we all call home. I wish him well on his new path.
Today I am announcing my intention to run for Portland City Council Position #3.
I have been in public service my entire professional life, first serving with Senator Ron Wyden for twenty-one years, and then as a Multnomah County Commissioner for the past seven years where we have created hundreds of jobs for young people, educated seniors about scams and dangers of opioid abuse and have been a voice for so many Oregonians who have been left behind.
The opportunity to continue to fight for the most vulnerable on the Portland City Council would be an honor and a privilege.
Our next leaders need build a shared vision for Portland's future that ensures it remains affordable for working people, stand up for progressive values, and provide every community a meaningful voice in City Hall.
In the coming days and weeks, I look forward to talking with voters throughout the City of Portland. Join us at https://www.facebook.com/LorettaSmithOR.