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Carmon Rubio, the executive director of the Latino Network, captured a dramatic 68 percent of the vote in the May Primary Election Tuesday to win a 4-year term to replace Portland City Commissioner Amanda Fritz who is retiring in December. Rubio will become the first member of Portland’s Hispanic community to serve on the City Council.

Carmon Rubio, the executive director of the Latino Network, captured a dramatic 68 percent of the vote in the May Primary Election Tuesday to win a 4-year term to replace Portland City Commissioner Amanda Fritz who is retiring in December. Rubio will become the first member of Portland’s Hispanic community to serve on the City Council.

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Election Boosts Portland’s Minority Voices

First Latino elected to City Council; two black candidates advance

A prominent member of the Latino community won a historic victory for a seat on the Portland City Council Tuesday and two black candidates advance in runoff elections for city commissioner this August and November, giving city government another chance to grow even more diverse in its representation of the city.