Randy Leonard

Age: 50

Home: Outer Southeast Portland

Occupation: Lieutenant, Portland Fire Bureau

Education: B.S. in history, Portland State University, 1975

Family: Wife, Julie Ann Leonard; three grown children; one stepdaughter

Experience: Portland Fire Bureau, 1978-present; Democratic state senator, 1993-99; state representative, 1999-present; former member, Concordia Neighborhood Association; former member, Northeast Coalition of Neighborhoods

In addition: Served as president of the Portland Firefighters Association, 1985-97; proudest legislative accomplishment was 1997's Safe Smoke Detector Act, making Oregon the only state requiring a 10-year battery and a hush feature

Endorsements: Gov. John Kitzhaber; The Oregonian; city Commissioner Jim Francesconi; Portland Business Alliance; Oregon AFL-CIO

Campaign: Web site at;


Serena Cruz

Age: 35

Home: North Portland

Occupation: Multnomah County commissioner

Education: B.A. in political science, minor in economics, Lewis & Clark College, 1989; master's degree in public policy, JFK School of Government, Harvard, 1996; law degree, Boalt School of Law, University of California at Berkeley, 1996

Family: Husband, Thomas Walsh

Experience: Attorney, Ball Janik, 1996; aide, Portland city Commissioner Erik Sten, 1997-98; elected Multnomah County Board of Commissioners, 1998

In addition: Completed work on law and master's degrees at the same time, in four years; fly-fishing enthusiast

Endorsements: Former Gov. Barbara Roberts; city Commissioner Erik Sten; former Mayor Bud Clark; Sheriff-elect Bernie Giusto; Henry Hewitt, former chairman, Oregon Transportation Commission; The Skanner; Just Out; Oregon Women's Political Caucus

Campaign: Web site at; 503-281-7716

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