Multnomah County Commission Chair – elections

Victoria Williams processes a mail-in ballot at the Sacramento County Registrar of Voters office in Sacramento, Calif., Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
Victoria Williams processes a mail-in ballot at the Sacramento County Registrar of Voters office in Sacramento, Calif., Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Voters around the state of Oregon are already casting their ballots ahead of the May 20 primary election.

Most of the races are local issues on bonds and levies. Here is a look at one of the higher profile races.

All information compiled on the Oregon League of Women Voter’s website.

Multnomah County voters will make two choices for Multnomah County chair. One choice will be to fill the unexpired term that ends in December 2014, and the second choice will be to fill the seat for a complete 4-year term.

The unexpired term seat became vacant when Jeff Cogen resigned as chair in 2013.

Multnomah County, Chair (unexpired term ending Dec. 2014)

Qualifications: Candidate must be US Citizen and registered voter; resident of the district for one year prior to election;
Age: 18 or older
Term: 4 years
Salary: $143,724

This is a non-partisan office.

Duties: County Commissioners set policy and adopt budgets for their counties. Counties provide a wide range of important public services.
Choose two candidates from below to compare.

Candidates:
Patty Burkett
Jim Francesconi
Deborah Kafoury
Aquiles Montas
Steven Reynolds
James O. Rowell
Wes Soderback

Multnomah County, Chair (4-year term)

Qualifications: Candidate must be US Citizen and registered voter; resident of the district for one year prior to election;
Age: 18 or older
Term: 4 years
Salary: $143,724

This is a non-partisan office.

Duties: County Commissioners set policy and adopt budgets for their counties. Counties provide a wide range of important public services.
Choose two candidates from below to compare.

Candidates:
Patty Burkett
Jim Francesconi
Deborah Kafoury
Aquiles Montas
Steven Reynolds
Wes Soderback

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