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Wilson runs for Multnomah County Commission again

The race for the Multnomah County Commission seat that Jules Bailey is expected to give up is getting crowded.

Bailey has said he will file for mayor of Portland sometime in January instead of running for reelection. On Sunday, the candidate he defeated for the District 1 seat, Brian Wilson, filed for it again.

“I am passionate about the mission of the county being the human side of the local government equation.Our families and especially our children deserve all the tools we can give! them to help them be healthy, have opportunities to be successful, even save for the future. This work matters," Wilson said in a press release announcing his candidacy.

Wilson is a Portland businessman who has served on numerous county-related commissions. He lost to Bailey by a margin of 74 to 26 percent in the May 2014 Primary Election. Bailey was a Southeast Portland state representative at the time and the election was to fill the last two years of Commission Deborah Kafoury's term, after she became Multnomah County Chair.

Also running for the seat is emergency room physician Sharon Meieren, who has formally filed, and Eric Zimmerman, chief of staff to Multnomah County Commissioner Diane McKeel, who has announced but not yet filed. Meieren ran unsuccessfully for a seat inb the Oregon House in 2012.