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Signature gathering will begin soon on a union-backed ballot initiative to offer free preschool for all 3- and 4-year-olds in Multnomah County.
Three months before the election, 12 candidates pitched themselves to 180 unionists.
Wheeler faces 14 challengers in the May 19 primary.
Supporters will make another attempt to approve endorsement at the February 24 meeting.
For now, Governor Kate Brown has ended the tradition of having two labor reps on the board.
Voter turnout in the primary was low, with only 20.3% of registered voters casting ballots.
Voters will elect board members for the City of Vancouver, Clark County, Vancouver Public Schools and Evergreen Public Schools.
Up to 56 newly unionized workers will be laid off.
Portland City Council will vote tomorrow on whether to close community recreation centers and lay off about 50 front line staff like lifeguards and swimming instructors.
A lawsuit says the Multnomah County Board broke the law when it fired and replaced all the citizen volunteers on an advisory committee.