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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 ...
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 . Photo courtesy Wikipedia

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.