Multnomah County Commissioner Susheela Jayapal is stepping down to launch a bid for Oregon’s 3rd Congressional District.
Jayapal, 61, is the sister of the chairwoman of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, “Squad” member Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-WA). She’s the first Democrat to enter the race after Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) announced on Monday he will not seek reelection in 2024 following a 22-year congressional career.
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“We’re at a pivotal point in our country and in our district. With the Republican majority beholden to extremist ideologues attacking our democracy and our rights in ways we’ve never seen before, it’s more important than ever that we have an unwavering progressive voice in Congress to stand up for our values and bring us together to create the thriving, equitable community we need,” Jayapal said on Wednesday.
This morning I resigned from the Board of County Commissioners. It has been an absolute honor & privilege to serve these past 5 years.Learn more: https://t.co/kAmQ2z8LHC
— Susheela Jayapal (@Sush …