Members of AFSCME Local 88 got a chance to ask questions of candidates for County and City races at their Jan. 17 meeting, and afterward, voted on endorsements. The local represents about 3,400 employees of Multnomah County.
Two first-time candidates got the local’s endorsement:
- Jennifer McGuirk for Multnomah County Auditor (she’s in a crowded race to succeed Steve March, who’s term-limited)
- Susheela Jayapal for Multnomah County District 2 (the seat is currently occupied by Loretta Smith, who is term-limited and seeking a position on Portland City Council.)
Members also endorsed two incumbents up for re-election:
- Deb Kafoury for Multnomah County Chair
- Mike Reese for Multnomah County sheriff