Portland Candidate Tracker: 2024 Election.

(Last updated on June 20, 2024)
Left: Michelle DePass (D2) at a Juneteenth celebration. Middle: Sonja McKenzie (D1), Tiffani Penson (D2) and Loretta Smith (former county commissioner) on Juneteenth. Right: Candace Avalos (D1) at the 8 Seconds Black Rodeo.

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The latest.

Nancy Congdon Mulling Run for Mayor

Nancy Congdon, president and founder of the asset management firm Blue Water Wealth, has formed a candidate committee to explore a run for Portland mayor. Congdon has not yet filed to appear on the ballot.

Brandon Farley Joins Council Race in Protest Bid

Brandon Farley, a videographer known for filming and often provoking Portland protesters, has filed to appear on the ballot in opposition to Portland’s new electoral system.

In a Twitter post, Farley stated that if he gets elected, it would "only prove that Ranked Choice Voting is a complete failure."

This is not Farley’s first time running for office. He also appeared on the ballot in 2022, challenging City Commissioner Dan Ryan. This time, Farley is seeking a seat in District 4.

“If, by some bizarro-world chance, I do get elected to the largest, most economically rich district in Portland, then I must apologize in advance,” Farley tweeted.

“Don't vote for me. Just watch for entertainment.”

Eli Arnold Pushes Back Against Deflection Center Rollout

Eli Arnold, a Portland police officer and candidate in District 4, sharply criticized Multnomah County’s proposal for the rollout of deflection centers for individuals caught with illicit drugs.

Starting this fall, people found with street drugs in Multnomah County will have the option to either be arrested or taken to a drop-off center. This proposal, developed after state lawmakers repealed Measure 110, allows individuals to check in at the center without enrolling in substance abuse treatment and limits police discretion in low-level drug possession cases.

“The proposed deflection program has the same flaws as Measure 110,” Arnold tweeted.

“Users can just ask to go to the drop-off instead of jail. They can do it every day. There's no real incentive to change.”

Cornett Calls on PAT to Stop Using Controversial Phrase

The Willamette Week reported that District 3 candidate Jesse Cornett has asked the Portland Association of Teachers (PAT) to reject the Pro-Palestinian phrase “From the River to the Sea” in official settings. Cornett, who was recently endorsed by PAT, expressed concern that the phrase can incite violence and promote antisemitism.

In the aftermath of the October 7 attacks on Israel, the phrase – which refers to the land between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean Sea - has been condemned by various leaders and organizations as a genocidal call against Jewish people.

Other candidates who have been endorsed by PAT include City Commissioner and mayoral candidate Carmen Rubio and council candidates Marnie Glickman, Mitch Green, Tiffany Koyama Lane, Chad Lykins, Angelita Morillo, Tiffani Penson, Sarah Silkie, and Jonathan Tasini.

Sam Sachs Criticizes PAT for Gaza Educational Materials

In a recent letter to The Oregonian, Sam Sachs, founder of the No Hate Zone and candidate for Portland City Council in District 2, urged the Portland Association of Teachers Union (PAT) to address the controversial teaching materials that until recently could be found on the union’s website. The lessons encouraged students to pray to Allah and write to President Biden to stop funding Israel.

Sachs, who is Jewish, warned that the materials could alienate Jewish students and potentially foster both antisemitism and Islamophobia. He called for PAT to instead focus on mutual respect and understanding.

June Sees Influx of New Candidates

The official filing window for the 2024 city ballot opened on June 5, resulting in multiple new candidates joining the fray.

Marshall Runkel, who served as campaign manager and chief of staff to former City Commissioner Chloe Eudaly, is running for mayor. Michael O'Callaghan, listed as a housing designer and “unhoused advocate”, has also filed to appear on the mayoral ballot, along with Shei'Meka (BeUtee) As-Salaam, associated with the organization Black Women for Peace.

Attorney Michael Sands joined the race in District 1, while Terry Parker, a former customer relations manager, threw his hat in the ring for District 4.

Mayor Wheeler Takes Control of City Bureaus

On July 1, Mayor Wheeler will assume oversight responsibilities for all city bureaus with assistance from interim city administrator Michael Jordan. This will serve as a test run for Portland’s new system, where an executive mayor manages city affairs alongside a professional city administrator.

Rose City Reform wrote about Wheeler’s plans in December last year, when the move was met with pushback from his colleagues. Ultimately, commissioners endorsed the plan, although City Commissioner Rene Gonzalez voiced some mild concerns about the structure.

Harvard Researchers Write About Portland’s Reforms

The Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation, which is part of the Harvard Kennedy School, recently released a report parsing the reasons why Portland passed its reform measure.

The report calls Portland a “case study of democratic innovation” and attributes the measure's success to coalition-building and community organizing.

The New Normal: Candidate Skill-Swapping Sessions

D2 candidate Nat West presents to other candidates about TriMet.

Last weekend, over a dozen council candidates and one mayoral candidate, Liv Osthus, gathered in Portland’s Old Town for a joint learning session. Organized by District 2 candidate Nat West, a former cider entrepreneur now turned TriMet bus driver, the event offered each candidate the opportunity to present for fifteen minutes on a topic of their choosing. The result? Participants committed to a hefty three-hour exchange that emphasized collaboration over competition.

The topics were varied: District 2 candidate Elana Pirtle-Guiney, a former AFL-CIO organizer, explained terms like ‘prevailing wage rate’ and ‘project labor agreements’, while Chad Lykins, a candidate in District 4, parsed Portland State University’s Alternative Shelter Evaluation Report.

Trading Tricks and Policy Picks

In the cheerleader spirit that’s become a hallmark of the 2024 election cycle, Steph Routh shared insider tips from her campaign. Routh, who’s running in District 1, is the only candidate to qualify for two rounds of public financing from the city.

“I want every candidate to be the best they can be in this election,” Routh said.

“So please reach out if we can help in any way.”

Some candidates, like Jamie Dunphy and Steve Novick, came prepared with already-formed policy proposals. Dunphy, a longtime music and entertainment advocate who’s seeking a seat in District 1, offered specific amendments to Portland’s noise code to strengthen protections for music venues.

“No matter who gets elected, whether it’s you or me, I’m going to pursue this,” Dunphy told the crowd.

Novick, a former Portland city commissioner seeking a political comeback in District 3, outlined his proposal for transitioning Portland’s police force to smart guns to reduce suicides and accidental deaths. Like Dunphy, he said he would either introduce the proposal as a council member or lobby the council to bring it forward.

A ‘Meeting of the Minds’ Model for City Council

About halfway through the gathering, a spirited discussion broke out about Safe Use Sites–designated facilities where individuals can use drugs in a controlled environment. However, in keeping with the pragmatic tone of the event, the debate focused less on the political viability of these often controversial facilities and more on Medicaid reimbursements and the cost-benefit analysis for taxpayers. It was almost as if candidates had bypassed the campaign portion of their candidacy and skipped directly to the policymaking part.

That, Nat West told Rose City Reform, was the whole point of the exercise.

“I think this serves as a model for how the council could collaborate once elected,” he said.

“I don’t necessarily agree with everyone here, and I might not consider voting for them, but I recognize that they have a vision and are experts in their area.”

West plans to host more skill-swapping sessions throughout the year.

“I love learning, and events like these make all of us smarter on the campaign trail,” he said.

Mayor Wheeler Tells Council Candidate to “Stop Whining”

A sharp exchange unfolded between Mayor Wheeler and council candidate Chris Olson on May 29th during public testimony on an emergency ordinance authorizing the Portland Police Bureau (PPB) to allocate a portion of a $1.1 million budget for crowd-control munitions, shields, and training.

Olson, who participated in the pro-Palestine protests at Portland State University, criticized Portland police for allegedly failing to adequately protect him and other protesters when a car drove toward the crowd. Further, Olson argued that the council’s effort to fortify police officers was "a blatant attempt to silence the voices of the people and suppress our rights" and pointed out that the emergency designation of the ordinance reduced the time available for public comment.

Mayor Wheeler replied that the Portland Police Bureau had spent an hour asking protesters to leave before intervening and that those who remained were committing an act of defiance.

“You’re entitled to that act of defiance,” Wheeler said, “but then you shouldn’t whine and complain and cry when there are consequences for that act of defiance.”

The council unanimously passed the emergency ordinance. Olson, who is running for a seat in District 2, later posted a message to Mayor Wheeler on social media.

“I can’t wait until you are gone,” it said.

Keith Wilson Slams Mayor’s Proposed Budget for Small Donor Elections

Keith Wilson, a candidate for Portland mayor, sharply criticized Mayor Wheeler’s proposed budget for Small Donor Elections, Portland’s public campaign financing program, at a city budget hearing on May 9.

Established in 2016 to curb the influence of large financial contributions in politics, the Small Donor Elections program still operates at the funding level set when Portland elected three seats per election cycle. With fourteen seats up for election in 2024 and no additional funds allocated in Mayor Wheeler’s proposed budget, the public match for council candidates has dropped by 60% to $120,000. For mayoral candidates, the match cap has been slashed from $750,000 to $100,000—a dramatic 90% reduction.

“My decision to enter the race was heavily influenced by the small donor election program, which is designed to eliminate barriers and increase public participation,” Wilson said in his testimony.

Wilson particularly lamented the match cap for the mayoral race, stating it was unreasonable given the need to reach every neighborhood and connect with four times the number of voters as council candidates.

“As it stands, the program promotes a 'winner-take-all' fundraising dash that benefits incumbent politicians with strong name recognition long before the election results are in,” he added, arguing that political outsiders are now effectively excluded from the race.

In response to Wilson’s comments, Commissioner Rene Gonzalez, who is also running for mayor, agreed that the underfunding of Small Donor Elections threatens to undercut the intent of the program, which is to take big money out of politics.

“The program is massively underfunded and is going to make a bit of a joke of this election. It's completely failing to take big dollars out of the election because independent expenditures are only going to become more powerful,” Gonzalez said.

Gonzalez noted that the match caps were set by the Elections Commission, an indepedent government body. However, the city council determines the funding for the program. Commissioners have made no indications that they intend to increase funding for the program in the 2024/2025 budget.

Keith Wilson standing in Cathedral Park in Portland, Oregon
Mayoral candidate Keith Wilson

City Candidates Support Gaza Ceasefire Resolution

Eighteen candidates for Portland city offices have signed a resolution calling for a ceasefire in Gaza. The resolution was presented to the Portland City Council on May 22.

Signatories include mayoral candidates Durrell Kinsey Bey and Liv Osthus, alongside council candidates Timur Ender, David Linn, Thomas Shervey, and Cayle Tern from District 1; John Middleton, Chris Olson, and Jennifer Park from District 2; Chris Flanary, Kelly Janes, Angelita Morillo, Theo Hathaway Saner, and Tiffany Koyama Lane from District 3; and Jeremy Beausoleil Smith, Mitch Green, and Andra Vltavín from District 4.

The Most Boring Candidate in Portland

Jon Walker, a new candidate for District 3, has adopted a unique approach to his campaign by branding himself as "the most boring nerd in Portland."

"I am as remarkably unremarkable as you get," he states on his website.

"I'm exactly average height at 5'9", almost exactly average age at 40, and I sport the most average-sized family, with two adults and two adorable kids," he writes, noting that he also has "the most boring haircut: a short crop with a receding hairline."

Walker, a writer and policy analyst for the Oregon Health Authority, believes his nerdiness is what qualifies him for the job as a Portland legislator. He mentions that his bedtime reading often includes topics like "the impact of street design on traffic fatalities,” and vows to give every aspect of city government a thorough performance audit.

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The money.

Watch Candidates’ Fundraising Progress

The political consulting firm Swift Public Affairs has built a visualization tool that shows candidates’ fundraising progress in council races. Check it out here.

Olivia Clark is Top Fundraiser Once More

District 4 candidate Olivia Clark has surpassed City Commissioner and District 2 candidate Dan Ryan as the top fundraiser across districts. Clark has amassed $106,100, including a $40,000 public match, while Ryan has secured $102,100, also encompassing $40,000 in matching funds.

District 1 candidate Steph Routh is currently third with $93,500 but is expected to make a significant jump in the coming days since she recently became the first candidate to qualify for a second round of public financing.

Gonzalez Leads Mayoral Fundraising, Wilson Surpasses Mapps

City Commissioner and mayoral candidate Rene Gonzalez maintains a significant lead with $155,400 in funds raised. His colleague Carmen Rubio holds second place with $81,100.

Transportation company executive Keith Wilson has overtaken City Commissioner Mingus Mapps with $65,500 raised and now narrowly holds third place to Mapps’ $65,000.

Fourteen Candidates Have Qualified for Public Financing

To date, fourteen council candidates have qualified for public campaign financing from the city’s Small Donor Elections program. Established in 2016 to take big money out of politics, the program provides a 1-9 match on contributions up to $20 from individual Portlanders.

The candidates who have garnered the 250 small contributions necessary to unlock the first tier of public financing are:

  • District 1: Candace Avalos, Timur Ender, and Steph Routh

  • District 2: Marnie Glickman, Dan Ryan, Nat West, and Nabil Zaglouhl

  • District 3: Jesse Cornett, Angelita Morillo, and Steve Novick

  • District 4: Eli Arnold, Olivia Clark, Chad Lykins, Mitch Green, and Stan Penkin

District 1 candidate Steph Routh is the only candidate who has qualified for a second round of public financing by collecting and certifying 750 total individual contributions.

Some Candidates Take Fundraising Pledges

Multiple council candidates have signed the No Police Money Pledge, rejecting financial support and endorsements from police unions or associations. Candidates who are passing up contributions from police-backed organizations include Candace Avalos, Jamie Dunphy, Timur Ender, and Steph Routh in District 1, Chris Olson in District 2, Tiffany Koyama Lane, Angelita Morillo, and Theo Hathaway Saner in District 3, and Chad Lykins, Jeremy Smith, and Andra Vltavín in District D4. Portland Auditor Simone Rede, who’s running for re-election, signed the pledge in 2022.

Some candidates have committed to the No Fossil Fuel Money Pledge, vowing not to accept contributions from the oil, gas, and coal industries. The list includes Candace Avalos and Timur Ender in District 1; Chris Olson in District 2; Angelita Morillo and Theo Hathaway Saner in District 3, and Mitch Green, and Andra Vltavín in District 4. City Commissioner Carmen Rubio, who’s running for mayor, signed the pledge during her 2020 campaign.

The support.

Clues About Much-Anticipated Labor Slate?

There’s much speculation about which candidates will end up on the labor coalition’s endorsement slate, spearheaded by the NW Oregon Labor Council. This coalition, made up of multiple unions and union-friendly organizations, was featured in an April story by Rose City Reform.

While the NW Oregon Labor Council remains silent on the coalition's final picks, it recently unveiled its own council endorsements. These endorsements might provide clues as to which candidates have a heightened chance of making it onto the labor coalition slate later this year.

So far, the NW Oregon Labor Council has endorsed:

  • District 1: Candace Avalos, Jamie Dunphy, and Steph Routh

  • District 2: Elana Pirtle-Guiney, Dan Ryan, and Jonathan Tasini

  • District 3: Tiffany Koyama Lane and Steve Novick

  • District 4: Olivia Clark, Tony Morse, and Eric Zimmerman

So far, the five candidates with the strongest union backing in the 2024 city race are Jamie Dunphy in District 1, Elana Pirtle-Guiney and Jonathan Tasini in District 2, and Olivia Clark and Tony Morse in District 4.

Commissioner Rubio Endorses Council Candidates

City Commissioner and mayoral candidate Carmen Rubio recently endorsed five council candidates. Rubio has given a nod to Jamie Dunphy, a Government Relations Director at the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network and a long-time advocate for Portland’s independent music sector, who’s running in District 1. In District 2, Rubio has thrown her weight behind Marnie Glickman, a political organizer and strategist, and Tiffani Penson, a people and culture manager at the City of Portland. In District 3, she has endorsed teacher and union organizer Tiffany Koyama Lane, and policy advocate and social media influencer Angelita Morillo.

Earlier this year, City Commissioner Mingus Mapps, also a mayoral candidate, endorsed Mariah Hudson, a neighborhood advocate and OHSU communications specialist, who’s seeking a seat in District 2. City Commissioner Dan Ryan, who’s running in District 2, has endorsed two candidates: Stan Penkin, a former chair of the Pearl Neighborhood Association, and Eric Zimmerman, the current chief-of-staff to Multnomah County Commissioner Julie Brim-Edwards. Penkin and Zimmerman are both running in District 4.

City Commissioner Carmen Rubio poses with D2 candidate Marnie Glickman at a joint fundraiser

Progressive Endorsements Underway

A coalition of progressive interest groups, spearheaded by Oregon Futures Lab—an organization dedicated to supporting candidates of color—has initiated a collective vetting process for endorsements.

Participants in this effort include the APANO Action Fund, Building Power for Communities of Color, East County Rising, the NAYA Action Fund, Sierra Club, HOME PAC, Portland for All, and the Oregon for Gun Safety Alliance. Candidates can complete a single application to test their chances of gaining support from any or all of these organizations, a move likely to be met with relief by their campaigns.

The social.

Michelle DePass Reflects on Juneteenth.

District 2 candidate Michelle DePass joined a community celebration in honor of Juneteenth, and reflected about it on on social media:

“As a Black woman and your city council candidate, I am dedicated to amplifying neighbors’ voices, advocating for meaningful change, and ensuring that every member of our community has the opportunity to thrive. Together, we can build a future where Juneteenth is not only a celebration of our past but also a testament to our ongoing quest for justice and equality,” she said.

D2 candidate Michelle DePass at a Juneteenth celebration

Mitch Green Supports Striking Nurses.

District 4 candidate Mitch Green expressed solidarity with striking nurses at St. Vincent’s Hospital.

“Proud to stand out here and support these workers,” said Green, who has been endorsed by four labor organizations.

Avalos and Rubio at 8 Seconds Rodeo

Candace Avalos (D1) posted a picture of herself decked out in Western gear at the “8 Seconds” Black rodeo on June 16. D2 candidate Tiffani Penson also attended the event and can be seen posing below with City Commissioner and mayoral candidate Carmen Rubio and fellow D2 candidate Michelle DePass.

Left: Candace Avalos (D1)
Tiffani Penson (D2), City Commissioner Carmen Rubio, Michelle DePass (D2)

Timur Ender and Others at Sunday Parkways

District 1 candidate Timur Ender participated in Sunday Parkways in the Cully neighborhood. Below, he’s pictured with Nat West, who’s running in District 2. Also pictured are District 3 candidates Angelita Morillo and Tiffany Koyama Lane, who campaigned together at the event. Other candidates who joined the fun included Ben Hufford (D4), Chris Olson (D2), Steph Routh (D1), Laura Streib (D2), and Andra Vltavín (D4).

Left: D1 candidates Timur Ender and Nat West. Right: D3 candidates Tiffany Koyama Lane.

Eli Arnold shares a Pride memory

Eli Arnold, a police officer and candidate in District 4, shared a memory of participating in a Pride parade with his gay son.

“We lived for a long time in places, like the south, where being gay can be a problem for somebody,” Arnold said.

“Knowing that he wouldn’t have to worry about that here, that he’d be accepted for who he is, it was just a really amazing experience as a parent.”

The rumors.

Former County Commissioner and Chair of the Democratic Party of Oregon’s Black Caucus, Loretta Smith, is said to be preparing to announce her bid for Portland City Council in District 1.

In recent months, there has been speculation that candidates who lost the primary election for county and state offices might consider running for a city seat instead. While this is technically possible—the official filing window for city seats hasn’t opened yet—candidates attempting this approach would face complex campaign finance rules. Contribution limits and the filing and certification processes differ significantly between offices.

The Events.

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Top fundraisers according to the City of Portland:

Mayor’s race:

  1. Rene Gonzalez $155,400

  2. Carmen Rubio: $81,100

  3. Keith Wilson: $65,500

Council races:

  1. Olivia Clark (D4): $106,100*

  2. Dan Ryan (D2): 102,100*

  3. Steph Routh (D1): $93,500*

*Includes a $40,000 public campaign financing match

Source: Oregon Secretary of State, last updated 6/18/24

Candidates for Portland Mayor:

Declared (most recent on top)

  1. Shei'Meka (BeUtee) As-Salaam (VP, Black Women for Peace)

  2. Michael O'Callaghan (Unhoused Advocate)

  3. Marshall Runkel (VP of Local Government Affairs, Strategies 360)

  4. Liv Osthus, a.k.a. Viva Las Vegas (Stripper, Artist & Writer)

  5. Keith Wilson (President of TITAN Freight System & founder of Shelter Portland)

  6. Carmen Rubio (Policy Advisor & Nonprofit Executive, Current City Commissioner)

  7. Rene Gonzalez (Attorney, Current City Commissioner)

  8. Durrell Kinsey Bey (Youth Essentials Coordinator, Reap, Inc.)

  9. Mingus Mapps (Political Scientist, Current City Commissioner)


  • Nancy Congdon (Candidate Committee)


  • Ted Wheeler (not seeking reelection)

Candidates for Portland City Council:

Each district elects three representatives.


Declared (most recent on top)

  1. Michael Sands (Attorney)

  2. Sonja McKenzie (Community Engagement Coordinator, Oregon Community Foundation)

  3. Noah Ernst (Superintendent, Radio Cab Company)

  4. Joe Furi (Supervisor, Thrive Communities)

  5. Cayle Tern (Community Advocate and Organizer, Apano)

  6. Terrence Hayes (President, Restore Nuisance Abatement)

  7. Thomas Shervey (Office Assistant, Multnomah County)

  8. Candace Avalos (Executive Director, environmental organization Verde)

  9. Deian Salazar (Autism Rights Advocate, Community Leader)

  10. Jamie Dunphy (Government Relations Director, American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network)

  11. David Linn (Executive Assistant, Oregon Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology & Audiology)

  12. Timur Ender (Project Manager, engineering firm WSP)

  13. Steph Routh (Organizational Development Consultant, Steph Routh & Team, LLC)


  • Former County Commissioner Loretta Smith (rumored)


Declared (most recent on top)

  1. Sameer Kanal (Advisory Boards and Commissions Manager, City of Portland)

  2. Bob Simril (Account Director, Payscale)

  3. Michelle DePass (Chair, Portland Board of Education)

  4. Sam Sachs (Founder, The No Hate Zone)

  5. Nabil Zaghloul (Program Manager, Multnomah County)

  6. Mike Marshall (Co-Founder and Director of Oregon Recovers)

  7. William Mespelt (Property Manager)

  8. Nat West (Founder, Reverend Nat’s Hard Cider, Bus Driver)

  9. Marnie Glickman (Political Organizer & Strategist)

  10. Elana Pirtle-Guiney (Principal, Confluence Solutions)

  11. Jennifer Park (Programs Director, The Shadow Project)

  12. Dan Ryan (Portland City Commissioner, Incumbent)

  13. Tiffani Penson (People & Culture Manager, City of Portland))

  14. Alan Blake (information pending)

  15. Reuben Berlin (Banker, U.S. Bank)

  16. Laura Streib (Executive Director, Vibe of Portland)

  17. Jonathan Tasini (Organizational and Communications Strategist)

  18. James Armstrong (President, Alberta Eye Care)

  19. Mariah Hudson (Senior Communications Specialist, OHSU)

  20. John Middleton (Entrepreneur)

  21. Christopher Olson (Communication Specialist, Neighborhood Health Center)

  22. David Burnell (Substance Abuse Counselor, Fora Health)

  23. Debbie Kitchin (Owner, Commercial Contracting Firm InterWorks LLC)


  • Erin Crum (candidate committee)

Exited race:

  • Joseph Emerson

  • Marc Koller

  • Brooklyn Sherman

District 3 (D3) - Central/Southeast

Declared (most recent on top)

  1. Terry Parker (Former Customer Relations Manager)

  2. Melodie Beirwagen (Information Pending)

  3. Ahlam Osman (Somali-Empowerment Circle)

  4. Kelly Janes (Founder, OwlX Collective)

  5. Luke Zak (Sales Manager, Travel Salem)

  6. Jonathan Walker (Policy Analyst, Oregon Health Authority)

  7. Theo Hathaway Saner (Property Manager, PCRI; WeShine Initiative Board Member)

  8. Philippe Knab (Attorney)

  9. Daniel Gilk (Programmer, Full-Time Dad)

  10. Steve Novick (Attorney, Former City Commissioner)

  11. Rex Burkholder (Strategy and Story guy, The Oxalis Group)

  12. Tiffany Koyama Lane (Teacher, Portland Public Schools)

  13. Matthew Anderson (Air Force Veteran)

  14. Daniel DeMelo (Software Engineer, Appfigures)

  15. Angelita Morillo (Policy Advocate, Partners for a Hunger Free Oregon)

  16. Jesse Cornett (Policy and Advocacy Director, Oregon Recovers)

  17. Sandeep Bali (Pharmacist, CVS)

  18. Chris Flanary (Housing Program Specialist, City of Portland)


  • Kenneth Landgraver (Candidate Committee)

  • Rachel Clark (rumored)

Exited race:

  • Robin Ye

District 4 (D4) - West

Declared (most recent on top)

  1. Patrick Cashman (Former Marine, Project Manager)

  2. John Toran (Owner, RJ’s Leaf)

  3. Lisa Freeman (Community Safety Manager, City of Portland)

  4. Jeremy Beausoleil Smith (Project Manager, Portland State University)

  5. Soren Underdahl (Healthcare IT Consultant, CSI Companies)

  6. Stan Penkin (President of the Pearl District Neighborhood Association)

  7. Michael Trimble (Apartment Leasing, Career Strategies)

  8. Ben Hufford (Architect, Design Department Architecture, Restaurant & Bar Owner)

  9. Eric Zimmerman (Chief of Staff to County Commissioner Julia Brim-Edwards)

  10. Mitch Green (Army Veteran; Energy Economist)

  11. Andra Vltavín (Environmental Justice Advocate)

  12. Bob Weinstein (Neighborhood Activist; Former Mayor of Ketchikan, Alaska)

  13. Eli Arnold (Police Officer, City of Portland)

  14. Moses Ross (Chair, Multnomah Neighborhood Association; Community Activist)

  15. Michael DiNapoli (Event Technology Engineer, People's AV Co.)

  16. Sarah Silkie (Engineer, City of Portland)

  17. Olivia Clark (Intergovernmental Relations Director for Governor John Kitzhaber)

  18. Chad Lykins (Founder, Rose City Chess)

  19. Tony Morse (Recovery Advocate & Former Policy Director)


  • Chris Henry (Candidate Committee)

  • Kelly Michael Doyle (rumored)

Exited race:

  • Chomba Kaluba

Candidates for Portland Auditor


Simone Rede (Portland City Auditor, incumbent)

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