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Smith draws three challengers for county post
Multnomah County Commissioner Loretta Smith will face perennial candidate Bruce Broussard and two lesser-known rivals in a bid for re-election in the May 20 primary election.
Smith, who formerly worked as a field representative for Oregon U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Portland, is seeking a second term to represent District 2, which includes much of North and Northeast Portland. She has a communications degree from Oregon State University.
Broussard works at Normas Kitchen and previously was self-employed. He was a U.S. Marine for 10 years, including service in the Vietnam War.
Also entering the race by Tuesdays filing deadline were Teressa Raiford and Kelvin Hall.
Raiford is a business consultant who formerly worked in business development and strategic management.
Hall is executive director of The York Institute, and has a background in public advocacy. He holds a degree in administration of justice from Portland State University.
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