PROGRESSIVE CHAMPION
SUSHEELA JAYAPAL

For Multnomah County Commissioner, District 2

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Why I'm running

I've spent the last 20 years working to build a community where all people, all families, and all children can thrive. I’m running for the Multnomah County Commission because the county is where the major issues facing our most vulnerable citizens intersect. And where I can bring my passion and focus on economic, social, and racial justice where it’s needed most - putting opportunity and equity at the forefront of the agenda, the conversation, and the public policy. In the coming months, I look forward to talking with you about your priorities and how we can build a stronger community together.

The Platform

Housing working families can afford.


Long-term solutions for people experiencing homelessness.

A justice system focused on root causes like addiction, mental illness, and poverty.


Unapologetic support for our immigrant and refugee families.

Educational opportunities with support from cradle to career.


Stable living-wage jobs so people can afford housing and to support themselves and their families.

ENDORSEMENTS

ELECTED LEADERS

U.S. REPRESENTATIVE EARL BLUMENAUER 
GOVERNOR BARBARA ROBERTS 
GOVERNOR TED KULONGOSKI
FORMER STATE SENATOR RON CEASE 
FORMER STATE SENATOR JANE HARDY CEASE 
FORMER STATE SENATOR JACKIE DINGFELDER 
FORMER STATE TREASURER RANDALL EDWARDS 
STATE REPRESENTATIVE MITCH GREENLICK 
STATE REPRESENTATIVE DIEGO HERNANDEZ 
STATE REPRESENTATIVE CARLA PILUSO
FORMER HOUSE MAJORITY LEADER VAL HOYLE 
STATE REPRESENTATIVE ALISSA KENY-GUYER 
FORMER STATE SENATOR DIANE ROSENBAUM 
STATE REPRESENTATIVE TAWNA SANCHEZ 
MULTNOMAH COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS CHAIR DEBORAH KAFOURY 
MULTNOMAH COUNTY COMMISSIONER SHARON MEIERAN 
MULTNOMAH COUNTY COMMISSIONER JESSICA VEGA PEDERSON 
MULTNOMAH COUNTY COMMISSIONER LORI STEGMANN 
FORMER MULTNOMAH COUNTY COMMISSIONER PAULINE ANDERSON
FORMER MULTNOMAH COUNTY COMMISSIONER SERENA CRUZ
FORMER MAYOR OF PORTLAND TOM POTTER 
FORMER PORTLAND CITY COMMISSIONER STEVE NOVICK 
PORTLAND COMMUNITY COLLEGE BOARD MOHAMED ALYAJOURI 
MULTNOMAH EDUCATION SERVICE DISTRICT BOARD MEMBER JESSICA ARZATE 
CHAIR, PORTLAND PUBLIC SCHOOLS BOARD JULIA BRIM-EDWARDS
CHAIR, MULTNOMAH COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS DEBORAH KAFOURY 
PORTLAND PUBLIC SCHOOLS BOARD AMY KOHNSTAMM 
PORTLAND COMMUNITY COLLEGE BOARD MICHAEL SONNLEITNER 

ORGANIZATIONS

PROGRESSIVE CHANGE CAMPAIGN COMMITTEE
ASIAN PACIFIC AMERICAN ORGANIZATION OF OREGON (APANO)
BASIC RIGHTS EQUITY PAC (GREEN LIGHT)
NARAL PRO-CHOICE OREGON
OREGON LEAGUE OF CONSERVATION VOTERS
AFSCME LOCAL 88
BRICKLAYERS AND ALLIED CRAFTWORKERS NO. 1
COLUMBIA PACIFIC BUILDING TRADES
INTERNATIONAL BROTHERHOOD OF ELECTRICAL WORKERS LOCAL 48
INTERNATIONAL UNION OF PAINTERS AND ALLIED TRADES DC 15
IRONWORKERS LOCAL NO. 29
NORTHWEST OREGON LABOR COUNCIL
OREGON AFSCME COUNCIL 75
OREGON AND SOUTHERN WASHINGTON DISTRICT COUNCIL OF LABORERS
OREGON NURSES ASSOCIATION
PACIFIC NORTHWEST COUNCIL OF CARPENTERS
PORTLAND ASSOCIATION OF TEACHERS
PORTLAND COMMUNITY COLLEGE FEDERATION OF FACULTY AND ASSOCIATED EMPLOYEES
PORTLAND COMMUNITY COLLEGE FEDERATION OF CLASSIFIED EMPLOYEES
SEIU LOCALS 49 AND 503
TEAMSTERS COUNCIL 37
UNITED FOOD AND COMMERCIAL WORKERS (UFCW) LOCAL 555

COMMUNITY LEADERS

JASON BOLT FOUNDER AND CEO, REVANT OPTICS

JOHN AND CATHY BRADACH
SHARON BRENNER
BARBARA BUONO
FAYE BURCH
MICHAEL A. BURCH
JESSIE BURKE
JANET BYRD
REV. ANDREA CANO
TREVER CARTWRIGHT
LEE PO CHA EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, IMMIGRANT AND REFUGEE COMMUNITY ORGANIZATION
"I've known Susheela as a board member and friend for many years. She is consistently a passionate leader who cares deeply about education, housing, social justice, human rights, equity, and economic opportunity for all. She is smart and thoughtful, focused and clear- headed. She will serve Multnomah County residents - all of them - well."
CHRIS AND GARY CHIN
MICHELLE DEPASS
NANCY DAVIS CO-FOUNDER, FAMILY FORWARD
BILL DICKEY
DOUG DUNCAN OWNER, DOGGY BUSINESS
MONICA ENAND CEO, ZAPPROVED

"The business community is and must be engaged in helping to create a Multnomah County that works for all. Susheela is a bridge builder. She understands the value and importance of having all our community stakeholders at the table and I look forward to working with her to tackle issues like homelessness, job creation, and education."

BERTHA FERRAN
JEANA FRAZZINI
KARIN HANSEN
SUSAN HAMMER FORMER CHAIR, PLANNED PARENTHOOD OF THE COLUMBIA-WILLAMETTE
"Susheela knows that access to reproductive health care is fundamentally about justice. She has been and always will be a champion for reproductive justice for ALL people."
NATE AND PATRICIA HARTLEY
SCOTT HATLEY FOUNDER, INSIGHT
JENNIFER MESSENGER HEILBRONNER
JODI DELAHUNT HUBBELL
ANGELA HULT FORMER CHAIR, CENTER FOR WOMEN'S LEADERSHIP

"I had the pleasure of serving with Susheela on the boards of All Hands Raised and the Regional Arts and Culture Council. She brings a highly-effective combination of leadership, strategy, diplomacy and an unwavering commitment to advancing equity and inclusion to all she undertakes. As she advocates for underserved communities she expertly navigates myriad points of view and perceptions to create understanding, momentum and change, an essential skill that is vitally needed during this time in our history."

LAUREN AND J. ISAAC
JIM KELLY
SUSAN KELLY
MO KING
EVA KRIPALANI
KHANH LE
DORY AND JAIME LIM
VICTORIA LARA OWNER, LARA MEDIA
ADRIENNE LIVINGSTON

"Susheela understands the urgency we face today on issues like homelessness, availability of housing we can afford, and getting basic services and opportunities to underserved communities in Multnomah County. She embodies selfless leadership and will put solutions and people first, always with a focus on equity."

REYNA LOPEZ CO-CHAIR, OREGON LATINO AGENDA FOR ACTION
PAUL LUMLEY EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, NAYA
JENNIFER AND CARTER MACNICHOL
NICHOLE MAHER CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER, NORTHWEST HEALTH FOUNDATION

"We need Susheela on the Multnomah County Commission. She is always focused on equity, she is persistent and thoughtful, and she gets things done."

PHILIP MARGOLIN
MIKE MARSHALL
SUSAN HATHAWAY MARXER AND LARRY MARXER
DEBBIE GOLDBERG MENASHE
SARAH MENSAH FORMER BOARD MEMBER, URBAN LEAGUE OF OREGON
ANITA MENON
LORA AND JIM MEYER
JOHN MILLER
ALBERTO MORENO
CAROLE MORSE
CHRIS NELSON
TED PERKINS
LYNN PETERSON
ROBERTA PHILLIP-ROBBINS
MAURICE RAHMING PRESIDENT, O’NEILL ELECTRIC

"I’ve been in shared leadership roles with Susheela, and she is inclusive, thoughtful, and decisive. She gets things done, in a way that makes everyone feel heard. She will get things done for Multnomah County."

LINDA ROBINSON
CARMEN RUBIO EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, LATINO NETWORK
KATHLEEN SAADAT
WAJDI SAID EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, MUSLIM EDUCATIONAL TRUST
JILLIAN SCHOENE WOMEN IN LEADERSHIP ADVOCATE
JUNE AND JOHN SCHUMAN
SERENA STOUDAMIRE
JUDY STRAND CEO, METROPOLITAN FAMILY SERVICE
CHRIS AND TOM STUBBLEFIELD
DR. ERIK SZETO CHAIR, ASIAN HEALTH & SERVICES CENTER
KURT TANDAN
KENNETH AND MARTA THRASHER
BECCA UHERBELAU CHAIR, PLANNED PARENTHOOD ADVOCATES OF OREGON
ANITA YAP
CAROLYN WALKER
ANDREA WILLIAMS EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, CAUSA

"Susheela will be a champion for the rights of all our communities to be safe, supported, and to thrive – I am excited to support her campaign for Multnomah County Commission."

MARA ZEPEDA FOUNDER AND CEO, SWITCHBOARD

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