Loretta Smith is Raking in Cash for a City Council Run

Is She Allowed to Keep Her County Job While Campaigning?


Jake Weigler's slippery answers notwithstanding, the practice in Multnomah County has been that candidates resign.

Most recently, then-Commissioner Deborah Kafoury resigned in October of 2013 so she could become a candidate for County Chair in the May, 2014 primary. (See http://www.wweek.com/portland/blog-30801… )

Loretta Smith is playing fast-and-loose with the rules. She is clearly a candidate for Council and must resign from the County Commission immediately.