Summer runoff likely for City Council Position 2 race
It looks like the race Portland City Council Position 2 will extend for a few more months with no candidate reaching the threshold to avoid a runoff.
As of Wednesday morning the likely summer matchup is
former Multnomah County Commissioner Loretta Smith, who has 19% of the vote and school activist Dan Ryan with 17%. Tera Hurst is a close third, with 15%.
If no one receives more than 50%, the top two candidates will face off at an Aug. 11 special election.
The special election was held to fill the unexpired term of the late Commissioner Nick Fish, who died of cancer Jan. 2. The runoff election is scheduled for Aug. 11.
Eighteen candidates filed for the position and eight qualified for the city's Open & Accountable public campaign financing program; Smith,Ryan, Hurst, Margot Black, Sam Chase, Julia DeGraw, James Davis and Cynthia Castro.
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