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Multnomah County is the best place to tackle these serious issues

by Jessica Vega Pederson

Multnomah County is the best place to tackle these serious issues

Wow! Last Saturday we officially kicked off my campaign for Multnomah County Commissioner, and I'm still in awe of how many friends and supporters took time out of their busy weekends to join me at Zenger Farm. It was an afternoon full of laughter, delicious food, and real conversations about changes that need to happen here in Multnomah County.

At our kickoff, I spoke about some of the issues that are holding Multnomah County back.

One clear problem is that we’re spending critical resources arresting too many people of color for non-violent crimes instead of providing the drug treatment, counseling, housing and job training services necessary for success. In addition, the achievement gap for students living in poverty continues to persist at an alarming rate. When we don’t provide these essential services, families become stuck in a cycle of poverty.

I’m running for County Commissioner because the best place to tackle these serious issues is right here in Multnomah County.

Our campaign is off to an incredible start thanks to the support of so many friends. Chip in a donation right now and help us keep up the momentum!

Posted on November 11, 2015.

Meet Jessica

I am a mother, a business professional, a progressive Democrat, a proud resident of East Portland, and the first Latina elected to the Oregon House of Representatives.

I'm running for Multnomah County Commissioner because I believe everyone in our region deserves a fair shot. I want to make Multnomah County an even better place to live, work, and raise a family. I'm ready to get to work and I hope you'll join us!.

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