July 19, 2016
PORTLAND — In the Multnomah County Commission’s District 1 race, Dr. Sharon Meieran announced today she has received the endorsements of her top vote-getting primary opponents (those receiving more than 3% of the vote) who missed the run-off.
Mel Rader, Executive Director of Upstream Public Health; Brian Wilson, community leader and housing developer; and Marisha Childs, an attorney whose practice focuses on elder law; all announced their support for Meieran.
Meieran earned 42% of the vote in the primary, sending her into a run-off against Eric Zimmerman, who received 22%. Taken together, Meieran, Rader, Wilson and Childs received 72% of the primary vote.
Meieran continues to build momentum and support for her campaign with additional endorsements from US Representative Suzanne Bonamici, State Representative Lew Frederick, State Representative Alissa Keny-Guyer and American Medical Response NW.
“I’m supporting Sharon because she brings a unique perspective as a healthcare provider and as a leader ready to make a difference here in Multnomah County,” said Multnomah County Chair Deborah Kafoury. “Today’s announcement underscores what I’ve been saying all along: Sharon is not only the clear choice in this election – she’s someone you’ll feel proud to vote for.”