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Charter Commissioner Candace Avalos Announces City Council Candidacy

Joining her in the race are a city engineer, a young East Portland advocate and a former city policy director.

The latest person to vie for one of the 12 City Council seats in Portland’s new form of government next year is Candace Avalos, who’s executive director of Verde, a climate justice nonprofit, and who served on the 20-member panel that crafted the ballot measure that is set to overhaul the city’s governance structure.

Avalos, 34, is the third member of the Charter Commission to announce their candidacy for City Council next year. Avalos, who will run in District 1, which covers Portland east of Interstate 205, joins fellow commission members Robin Ye, 29, and Debbie Kitchin, 67, in the race. Kitchin will run for a seat in the North Portland district and Ye will run for a seat in the district that covers Southeast Portland west of I-205.

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