Elected Leaders

Pauline Anderson Former Multnomah County Commissioner
Jessica Arzate Multnomah Education Service District Board Member
Earl Blumenauer U.S. Representative
Julia Brim-Edwards Chair, Portland Public Schools Board
Ron Cease Former State Senator
Jane Hardy Cease Former State Senator
Jackie Dingfelder Former State Senator
Randall Edwards Former State Treasurer
Mitch Greenlick State Representative
Diego Hernandez State Representative
Val Hoyle Former House Majority Leader
Deborah Kafoury Chair, Multnomah County Board of Commissioners
Alissa Keny-Guyer State Representative
Amy Kohnstamm Portland Public Schools Board
Sharon Meieran Multnomah County Commissioner
Steve Novick Former Portland City Commissioner
Jessica Vega Pederson Multnomah County Commissioner
Tom Potter Former Mayor of Portland
Barbara Roberts Former Governor
Diane Rosenbaum Former State Senator
Tawna Sanchez State Representative
Michael Sonnleitner Portland Community College Board
Lori Stegmann Multnomah County Commissioner


Asian Pacific American Organization of Oregon (APANO)
Basic Rights Equity PAC (Green Light)
NARAL ProChoice America
Oregon League of Conservation Voters
Progressive Change Campaign Committee
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
Oregon and Southern Washington District Council of Laborers
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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Roberta Phillip-Robbins
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.

Paul Lumley Executive Director, NAYA
Alberto Moreno
Becca Uherbelau Chair, Planned Parenthood Advocates of Oregon
Mohamed Alyajouri Portland Community College Board
Wajdi Said Executive Director, Muslim Educational Trust
Dr. Erik Szeto Chair, Asian Health & Services Center
Anita Menon
Debbie Goldberg Menashe
Dory and Jaime Lim
Eva Kripalani
Lynn Peterson
Jennifer and Carter MacNichol
Jennifer Messenger Heilbronner
Jodi Delahunt Hubbell
Lora and Jim Meyer
Mo King
Karin Hansen
Philip Margolin
Sarah Mensah Former Board Member, Urban League of Oregon
Sharon Brenner
Trever Cartwright
Judy Strand CEO, Metropolitan Family Service
Jessie Burke
Khanh Le
Susan Hathaway Marxer and Larry Marxer
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.

Kathleen Saadat
Jim Kelly
Susan Kelly
Scott Hatley Founder, Insight
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.

Reyna Lopez Co-Chair, Oregon Latino Agenda for Action
Chris and Tom Stubblefield
Kurt Tandan
John and Cathy Bradach
Chris and Gary Chin
Mara Zepeda Founder and CEO, Switchboard
Carolyn Walker
Bill Dickey
Nancy Davis Co-Founder, Family Forward
Ted Perkins
John Miller
Lauren and J. Isaac
Michael A. Burch
Nate and Patricia Hartley
June and John Schuman
Anita Yap
Janet Byrd
Kenneth and Marta Thrasher
Jeana Frazzini
Jillian Schoene Women in Leadership Advocate
Michelle DePass
Peter Bragdon
Faye Burch
Carmen Rubio Executive Director, Latino Network
Rev. Andrea Cano
Serena Stoudamire
Doug Duncan Owner, Doggy Business
Jason Bolt Founder and CEO, Revant Optics
Bertha Ferran
Barbara Buono
Carole Morse
Chris Nelson
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