Primary Set for Fish Vacancy
Election for the remainder of the Fish’s term will coincide with the May 19 Primary Election.
1/14/2020, 12:49 p.m.
The Portland City Council has approved an election schedule to fill the vacancy left by the death of Commissioner Nick Fish who died Jan. 2 after a more than 2 year battle with stomach cancer.
Under the plan approved last week, the election for the remainder of the Fish’s term will coincide with the May 19 Primary Election. A special run-off election, if necessary, was set for Aug. 11 should no candidate receive a majority of the vote. The deadline to file for the office is March 10.
Fish was the longest serving member of the Portland City Council. A celebration of life service in his honor has also been scheduled. According to his family, the public memorial event will be held Saturday, Feb. 8 at 3 p.m. in Hoffman Hall at Portland State University.