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Former Multnomah County Commissioner Loretta Smith captured about 19 percent of the vote in Tuesday's primary, the top finisher among 18 candidates running to fulfill the 2 years left on the term of the late City Commissioner Nick Fish.

Former Multnomah County Commissioner Loretta Smith captured about 19 percent of the vote in Tuesday's primary, the top finisher among 18 candidates running to fulfill the 2 years left on the term of the late City Commissioner Nick Fish.

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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.