Metro Council candidates will appear at forum
Candidates for the Metro Council presidency and three seats will appear at a forum.
The forum will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday, April 30, in the Andalusia Room at the Muslim Educational Trust, 10330 S.W. Scholls Ferry Rd., Beaverton.
Sponsors are 1000 Friends of Oregon, a land-use watchdog organization, and the Coalition of Communities of Color.
Candidates on the May 15 ballot scheduled to appear:
• Metro Council presidency: Lynn Peterson of Lake Oswego. Michael Langley of Portland has not responded, according to sponsors. Incumbent Tom Hughes of Hillsboro has served the maximum two terms for a president.
• Metro Council District 1: Incumbent Shirley Craddick of Gresham, who is unopposed for a third and final term.
• Metro Council District 2: Appointed incumbent Betty Dominguez of Oak Grove, who is completing the term of Carlotta Collette of Milwaukie; Joe Buck of Lake Oswego; Christine Lewis of West Linn. Carol Pauli of Oregon City has declined. Collette, who was on the council for a decade, resigned in January.
• Metro Council District 4: Dana Carstensen of Hillsboro; Juan Carlos Gonzalez of Cornelius. Incumbent Kathryn Harrington of Beaverton has served the maximum three terms.
(NOTE: Updates with Carol Pauli declining to participate, according to sponsors.)